Category: Government integrity (page 3 of 3)

The Dangers of Sunsets in National Security

Jessie-Nic photo BY JESSIE BLACKBOURN AND NICOLA MCGARRITY

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (the Monitor), Roger Gyles QC, is currently undertaking a review into the coercive questioning and detention powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). These powers are subject … Read the rest “The Dangers of Sunsets in National Security”

Craig Thomson and the Limits of Parliamentary Accountability for Misconduct

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 11.08.33 amBY ALYSIA BLACKHAM AND GEORGE WILLIAMS

In March 2016, in what might have been the final stage of the ongoing Craig Thomson saga, the federal Parliament reprimanded Thomson after finding him in contempt for deliberately misleading Parliament. At a time … Read the rest “Craig Thomson and the Limits of Parliamentary Accountability for Misconduct”

Public-Sector Whistleblowing and the Implied Freedom of Political Communication

RECENT POHOT - IMG_6847BY DANIELLE IRELAND-PIPER

Albert Einstein is reported to have observed that ‘the world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.’ Einstein reminds us of the importance … Read the rest “Public-Sector Whistleblowing and the Implied Freedom of Political Communication”

The last word on the public interest in FOI: Australia and the United Kingdom compared

JBannisterBY JUDITH BANNISTER

Freedom of information (FOI) reform has often been slow in Australia. There was a decade (and a change of government) between Gough Whitlam’s 1972 election promise of freedom of information and the passing of the Commonwealth’s Freedom Read the rest “The last word on the public interest in FOI: Australia and the United Kingdom compared”

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