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Porter’s department can’t see through transparency measures

Porter’s department can’t see through transparency measures

Confronted by a novel thing called transparency, the Attorney-General's department fumbles and bungles.

RSL Victoria’s masterclass on how not to run an AGM

RSL Victoria’s masterclass on how not to run an AGM

For an organisation that represents soldiers who risked their lives to defend Australian freedom and democracy, the RSL should think about practicing some freedom and democracy of its own.

Time for Australia to give itself some governance aid

Time for Australia to give itself some governance aid

Australia spends a lot of money teaching less developed countries about the importance of governance and transparency, but we look a lot like a banana republic when it comes to integrity.

Meet Rex Patrick: the Senate’s warrior for transparency

Meet Rex Patrick: the Senate’s warrior for transparency

Rex Patrick has a reputation for saying and revealing things that make powerful people uncomfortable.

Why GetUp is more transparent than the major political parties

Why GetUp is more transparent than the major political parties

The only reason people are picking at GetUp's accounts like vultures is that its accounts are actually public.

Transparency absent in another dirty election campaign

Transparency absent in another dirty election campaign

Our system of government is rigged against voters. The key to better government in Australia is greater transparency — but the issue is absent from the campaign.

Morrison unveils piss-weak national integrity commission

Morrison unveils piss-weak national integrity commission

The government's "Commonwealth Integrity Commission" is a lame joke that will be unable to hold public hearings or even take complaints from the public.

Bring on a federal ICAC — corruption in Australia is no ‘fringe issue’

Bring on a federal ICAC — corruption in Australia is no ‘fringe issue’

A federal ICAC is urgently needed to address the electorate's growing belief that Australian democracy does not work for them. If Scott Morrison thinks that's a "fringe issue", he is deeply out of touch.

Report sheds new light on the political influence wielded by special interests

Report sheds new light on the political influence wielded by special interests

A Grattan Institute report finally provides some hard data on the extent to which special interests interfere in public policy via donations and lobbying.

It’s not about ‘foreign interference’. It’s about curbing transparency.

It’s not about ‘foreign interference’. It’s about curbing transparency.

The foreign interference laws are a cover for a dramatic expansion in secrecy laws — one that has only partly been thwarted.