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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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LNP fundraiser at ERM power offices not declared

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (24.11.14) that 'State Energy Minister Mark McArdle held a Liberal National Party fun... More »

Senate Inquiry: Queensland's future more than a 'celebrity face-off'

Dr Drew Hutton writes in The Guardian Australia (21.11.14) that the 'Clive Palmer-inspired' Senate Inquiry into the Queensland Govern... More »

Accountability suffers yet again - Qld 7.30 Report to be axed

Matt Wordsworth received a 2014 Clarion Award for excellence in political journalism. His program is about to be axed in the Turnbull ABC cuts.

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Queensland Integrity Commission Annual Report 2013-14

Annual Report with Dr Solomon's comments on his interactions with the Premier's Chief of Staff.

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Dr David Solomon on Ministerial Access and the Public Trust

Dr Solomon's address on ministerial access. 'Those who abandon their public trust obligations by selling access to their ministerial offices are he... More »

The TJRyan Foundation - a clarification

A clarification on the TJRyan Foundation's status in response to criticisms levelled at Dr Solomon for his Keynote Address to the Foundation's laun... More »

Integrity Commissioner berated for speaking at TJRyan Foundation launch

The outgoing Integrity Commissioner, Dr David Solomon AM, has reported on an abusive telephone call he received from the Premier's chief of staff a... More »

Ministers selling access should be made illegal

The acting Integrity Commissioner, Dr David Solomon, has criticised the practice of Ministers charging for access. 'Those who abandon their public ... More »

New CCC Chair selected by bi-partisan support not yet sought

Amy Remeikis reports (Brisbane Times, 14.10.14) that a new CCC Chair has been selected but bi-partisan endorsement is now being sought.

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'Populist' Newman government hiding behind facade

Report on Tony Fitzgerald AC QC's introduction to the 2014 Fitzgerald Lecture, Griffith University, September 2014.

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Accountability - from the perspective of the Joh era

Greg Chamberlin, former editor of the Brisbane Courier-Mail, describes the era in which Queensland was in 'freefall' towards the endemic corruption... More »

Under the Oak Tree: Institutional Reform in the Deep North

In this article Andrew Trotter and Harry Hobbs argue that the 'roll-back of carefully crafted institutions of good governance, primarily instigated... More »

Assessment of the Estimates Committee trial in 2014

Evaluation of the Estimates Committee trial in 2014 which compressed the normal seven days of hearings into two.

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What we have a right to expect in a democracy

Tony Fitzgerald reminded Queenslanders that the Preamble to the Constitution of Queensland 2001 recognises the fundamental premises of parliamentar... More »

The Hon Tony Fitzgerald AC QC remarks on 'Team Queensland'

'The man who reformed Queensland's political sphere says power in the state has been transferred to "a small, cynical, political class".'  Rep... More »

Dr Paul Williams on Accountability

Paper on accountability presented by Dr Paul Williams to the TJRyan Foundation forum 'Perspectives on Accountabillity', Parliament House, Brisbane,... More »

Clive Palmer negotiates Queensland 'corruption inquiry'

The Guardian (4.9.14) reports that part of the deal negotiated by Clive Palmer in exchange for supporting the abolition of the mining tax was the e... More »

Peter Davis QC on Accountability and the Legal Profession

Peter Davis QC paper presented to the TJRyan Foundation forum 'Perspectives on Accountability', 3 September, 2014

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TJRyan Foundation forum 'Perspectives on Accountability'

The TJRyan Foundation held a forum 'Perspectives on Accountability' at Parliament House, Queensland, on 3 September 2014.

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Government threats on Fitzgerald

The Brisbane Times (3.8.14) reports that retired judge Tony Fitzgerald says members of the Newman government have threatened to keep attacking him ... More »

Incarceration, compassion and public policy

TJRyan Research Associate, Dr Noel Preston, in his article 'NOT IN MY NAME, Mr MORRISON' writes on compassion in public policy, focussing on A... More »

Abolition of annual visits by prisoners' support services

'The state's prison population has grown by a record 23 per cent - or 1268 prisoners – in the period starting shortly after the LNP won gover... More »

Could Campbell be the new Joh? ABC Background Briefing

A gradual eclipse of the Sunshine State?

ABC's Background Briefing 27.7.14 drew parallels between the current LNP government and the Joh Bjelke-Petersen era.  The wide-ranging intervi... More »

Tony Fitzgerald on Campbell Newman's post-Stafford 'apology'

'Corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald has labelled the government’s attempt at reconciliation with the legal community and voters a “poli... More »


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