The Commonwealth ministerial standards are almost impossible to breach, can't be properly monitored, and are unenforceable anyway. Which makes them perfect.
Our light-touch rules on MPs and lobbying are a relic from an age before politics was professional and lobbying was big business.
And, in Kevin Rudd's case, the job he'd like to take up.
To the big taxpayer-subsidised helicopter in the sky?
Rumours have swirled over the future of former small business Minister Bruce Billson, who is retiring from Parliament to take his enthusiasm elsewhere. The MP for the Riviera of Melbourne has been connected with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, eyeing off Kate Carnell’s role as CEO. In his register of interests, updated this […]
Has the Greens-Lib preference deal been done? ... filthy, filthy chipmunks ... Bruce Billson enthusiastic (as usual) ...