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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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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 »

Newman unscathed in Estimates

Amy Remeikis writes in the Brisbane Times (16.7.14): 'With all the slogans, the buzz words, the "good news stories" and commitments to the Queensla... More »

Newman making the trains run on time

Defending his government's performance reporting after criticism from the Queensland Audit Office, Campbell Newman said: “We inherited a subu... More »

Tony Fitzgerald on the Queensland Government's abuse of power

The Guardian (29 June 2014) carried a statement by Tony Fitzgerald QC on the ongoing 'Queensland saga'.  In response to repeated requests for ... More »

Estimates Committees and public accountability

The Brisbane Times reports that the Newman government has been accused ... More »

Dr Kate Jones and Professor Scott Prasser discuss flaws in Westminster System

Dr Kate Jones and Professor Scott Prasser argue in the Canberra Times t... More »

1 May 2012

Mr Tony Fitzgerald AC QC on the erosion of democracy under the Newman Government

'Effective, functioning democracy is unachievable while the public is uninformed or misinformed. Australian democracy is now not merely or even sub... More »

22 Nov 2013

Daniel Hurst writes in the Brisbane Times about the Newman Government ''gag on NGOs

In August 2012 Daniel Hurst reported in the Brisbane Times that the Newman government had been accused of tryin... More »

21 Aug 2012

Dr Noel Preston on the misuse of political power in Queensland

The text of the address by the Rev Dr Noel Preston AM to the Queensland Council of Unions rally in November 2013 about the misuse of political powe... More »

Dr David Solomon on 'Nepotism and the public trust'

Dr David Solomon AM, Queensland Integrity Commissioner, speech to the launch of the TJRyan Foundaton, February 2014, in which he addressed the prob... More »

27 Feb 2014


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