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Christian Porter goes toxic

14th May 2019 – Uncategorised

Stephen Charles and the Attorney General were interviewed about a national integrity body, by Nicole Chvastek on ABC Radio. Listen to it on https://www.abc.net.au/radio/ballarat/programs/drive/drive/11085856; their segment commences at 1:06:45 and runs until 1:27:30.

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Public corruption hearings at Commonwealth level: a ‘risk worth taking’ for integrity?

14th May 2019 – Uncategorised

From the Mandarin – Stephen Easton • 13/05/2019 “Labor would at least match the Coalition’s commitment to spend $104.5 million over four years on a federal anti-corruption commission, and while 80% of Australians support one with a full suite of strong powers, public hearings remain the key issue.” Read the full article here   David Muir, Chair…

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Not published!

14th May 2019 – Uncategorised

In the following letter, AOGPN Chair Ken Coghill confirms that the following letter (responding to a string of letters published in the Sunday Age) complaining about the flood of mail from Josh has not been published: AEC figures on Liberal fund-raising in Kooyong explain the extra-ordinary swamping of voters with targeted personal letters, large numbers of…

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Former Secretary of PMC on the next wave of reform ideas

29th March 2019 – Points of View

This Points of view was written by Peter Timmins   In delivering the Jim Carlton Lecture to the Accountability Roundtable Terry Moran kicked off the debate with suggestions that include:   a return to a public service able to provide frank advice to Ministers, formalising the role of Ministerial Advisers to make them accountable for their actions, thorough…

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Thodey Inquiry into APS Interim Report

29th March 2019 – Points of View

This Points of view was written by Peter Timmins.   There are plenty of references to open government related issues in the report that identifies as one of the imperatives for change, that:   “the APS is too often perceived by stakeholders to be a closed book, reflecting a risk averse culture, reluctance to provide information…

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National Integrity Forum, Canberra 15 April

16th March 2019 – Uncategorised

Join us for the National Integrity Forum. This is an important opportunity to engage and participate in the discussion of our integrity system. Book here

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Open Gov Week

8th March 2019 – News

From the (international) OGP. Australian Eastern Daylight Time in bold Open Gov Week is just days away! We’d like to invite you to join us for OGP webinars happening throughout the week. Be sure to check out opengovweek.org for a complete list of events happening around the world and online. Tuesday, March 12 What is…

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Data Sharing Legislation – March 2019 roundtable invitations – Office of the National Data Commissioner

2nd March 2019 – Uncategorised

This March, the Office of the National Data Commissioner (the Office) is hosting another series of roundtable discussions on the Data Sharing legislation to show how their thinking has evolved based on your feedback and to hear your views. To register, please select the city and date you are available to attend: 12th of March – Adelaide…

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‘Good government’ coming soon?

30th January 2019 – Points of View

Four years ago then Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the nation “good government starts today” but that turned out badly, hopes rose with the arrival of Malcolm Turnbull in November that year but didn’t amount to much, and the words so far are yet to pass Scott Morrison’s  lips. So how do we rate? On…

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TI Corruption Perception Index 2018-Australia on the slippery slide

30th January 2019 – News, Uncategorised

The index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, using a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of…

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