Nomination have opened for The Accountability Round Table Integrity Awards, for the 44th Australian Parliament.

The Accountability Round Table will once again honour Federal Parliamentarians who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to integrity during the Parliament that has just been prorogued.

ART is calling for nominations for its two awards – the John Button Award for a Minister or Shadow Minister and frontbenchers, and the Allan Missen Award for backbenchers of both Houses of Parliament during the 44th Parliament.

Nominations CLOSE by 11 July 2016.


ART Parliamentary Integrity Awards:  Criteria and Nomination Requirements

The winners’ behaviour should be exemplary and reflect the best traditions of political service to the community.

The Missen Award for Backbenchers (including leaders of minority parties and independents)

The award winner will, in the relevant period, have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the public interest in the performance of his or her role with

  • Honesty
  • Civility
  • Independence and/or
  • Political Courage,

in one or more of the following areas

  • Supporting the principles and practice of transparent and accountable
  • Contributing effectively and constructively to parliamentary debate, committee deliberations and/or policy development in a way that promotes and/or supports good parliamentary practice and the institution of parliament.
  • Pursuing a change in government policy or practice whether generally or in response to a constituency issue or injustice.
  • Protecting peoples’ political and civil rights.

 

The Button Award for Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries and Shadow Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries

The award winner will, in the relevant period, have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the public interest in the performance of his or her role with

  • Honesty
  • Civility
  • Independence and/or
  • Political Courage,

in one or more of the following areas

  • Supporting the principles and practice of transparent and accountable government.
  • Contributing effectively and constructively to parliamentary debate, committee proceedings and/or policy development in a way that promotes and/or supports good parliamentary practice and the institution of parliament.
  • Protecting peoples’ political and civil rights.

Nomination requirements

The name of the nominee
The name/s and contact details of the nominator/s
A case for nomination of not more than 800 words
The case should address  each of the criteria and, in the case of any that are not applicable to a nominee, the reasons for that fact.
Nominations will be treated as confidential.
Nominations must be provided by 11 July 2016.

EMAIL nominations to :

 jsmithth@iimetro.com.au  or
j_mesiti@optusnet.com.au

 

For more information on criteria and for more information on how to apply, see our tab on the home page “Integrity Awards”or use this link