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Accountability of ministers to parliament – Julian Gardner

The accountability of ministers to parliament has a gaping hole.  Julian Gardner Both major parties decline to allow ministerial staff to be questioned by parliamentary committees. Who then holds these staffers to account?  The Statement of Ministerial Standards states that ministers must accept responsibility for their staffers’ actions. But do…
April 27, 2022

Integrity in government – Ken Coghill

Voters plead for integrity Ken Coghill Demands for integrity in government are emerging as a key concern in voters’ minds. Opinion polls and chats with friends and neighbours all confirm that Australians want public funds and political powers treated as entrusted for use in the public interest. Those we elect…
December 29, 2021