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Accountability

This section focusses on government accountability to the electorate. The most recent papers are listed first. You can search for articles by keyword, or search all Policy Papers from here by means of the dropdown menu. 


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Labor's first test: putting integrity before politics in Queensland

Professor A J Brown writes in the Brisbane Times (13.2.15), just as confirmation came through that Labor would form the next Queensland Go... More »

Integrity and political donations

'Is it fair that property developers or miners can pay large sums of money to directly lobby government ministers, when objectors are unable to aff... More »

'Accountability and the Law'

Links to the papers from the conference 'Accountability and the Law' are provided below.

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Queensland must stop the political rot: Fitzgerald

The Hon Tony Fitzgerald AC QC has sought a commitment of all Queensland political parties to his Four Principles that should underlie a a democrati... More »

Rev Dr Noel Preston AM resigns from the CCC Research Ethics Committee

TJRyan Research Associate, ethicist the Rev Dr Noel Preston AM resigned from the Crime and Corruption Commission's Research Ethics Committee. The l... More »

Integrity, accountability and the abuse of executive power

'Tony Fitzgerald savages Newman Government for 'nepotism', says it would be 'folly' to vote for LNP'.(ABC News, 23.1.15)

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The Hon Tony Fitzgerald on the Newman Government

During its brief term in power, the present government treated the community with contempt. 

From behind a populist facade, it engaged... More »

Gary Crooke QC on the use and abuse of executive power

On the the use or abuse of executive power, Gary Crooke QC writes: 'Given the wide remit reposed in the government, proper public administration de... More »

Alcohol industry donors to LNP

'The Newman Government has pandered to one of its most generous donor industries in developing its plan to crack down on alcohol-fuelled violence, ... More »

Queensland Government, again, fast-track's approval for donor

'The Queensland Government plans to fast-track a $600 million residential and marina development linked to one of its donors and a key government a... More »

Campbell Newman needs to answer questions on integrity

Madonna King (Brisbane Times, 22.1.15) writes that Campbell Newman needs to answer some crucial integrity questions. She cites exampl... More »

Holding MPs to account is now considered mischief?

Matt Canavan has accused the ABC and the Queensland edition of Vote Compass of push polling, but his criticism is factually and fundamentally flawe... More »

Accountability Conference 9 February 2015

The former NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Commissioner who lead the investigation into corrupt coal licenses that brought dow... More »

Senate Inquiry: submissions

By 28 December 2014, 39 submissions have been listed on the Senate Inquiry website. A number of these are marked 'confidential'. It is not possible... More »

Senate Inquiry: Gordon (sub 9)

'I have serious concerns about the way the Queensland Government is going about the development of the Galilee Basin with the application of a Stat... More »

Senate Inquiry: Sandra Williams (sub 11)

This submission suggests that it is inappropriate for the Federal Minister to delegate approval powers to the Queensland Government because 'It is ... More »

Senate Inquiry: Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (sub 13)

'This organisation is alarmed at the particular savagery that the Newman Queensland Government has taken to removing environmental protection throu... More »

Senate Inquiry: Dr Chris Davis' evidence

The Guardian (29.11.14) reports: 'A former insider in the Queensland government has likened its attitude to the risk of corruption to... More »

Senate Inquiry: Peter Wellington evidence

The Sunshine Coast Daily (29.11.14) report on Peter Wellington MLA's evidence before the Senate Inquiry into the Queensland Government. 'M... More »

Senate Inquiry: ETU highlights dangers of cost-cutting in Qld electricity sector

Amy Remeikis reported in the Brisbane Times (29.11.14) that the Electrical Trades Union 'used Thursday's super storm to highlight the dang... More »

Senate Inquiry deserves to be treated seriously

Alex McKean writes in the Sydney Morning Herald (29.11.14) that The Senate Inquiry into Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Admi... More »

ABC sacks Quentin Dempster

The Age, (29.11.14) reported that the ABC had sacked Quentin Dempster. Queenslanders may recall the his coverage in the late 1980s when wo... More »

How the ABC should respond

Professor Stephen King argues in The Conversation (27.11.14) that 'Rather than cutting back its unique services, the ABC needs to emphasis... More »

Ducking and weaving and not answering the question - is this accountability?

Mark McArdle's meetings and meals, including the fundraiser right-to-information documents list him as hosting at the ERM Power boardroom last year... More »

Senate Inquiry: Attorney-General refuses to appear

Channel 9 News reports that Queensland's attorney-general has refused to front the Senate inquiry into the state government.

'The inqu... More »

 
 

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