Tag Archives: Australian democracy
Integrity and accountability on Victorian public expenditure in 2016/2017
How many leaders would read another’s thoughts on ‘integrity and accountability on Victorian public expenditure in 2016/2017’? Digest them! Reflect on them! Then, as a social responsibility, act to improve governance of government for the benefit of more and more … Continue reading
Judgement is vital for human and social flourishing
Recently, I attended an event sponsored by Accountability Round Table about evaluation of programs proposed by our democratic parliaments for Australian citizens. The speaker was Peter Baume, retired federal minister, who served in the Senate from 1974-1991. In his speech he made … Continue reading
Tabcorp’s murky Cambodian adventure
Is this the type of business Australians want Australian business Boards and management to be about? We think this reporting by Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Michael Bachelard, Daniel Quinlan of Fairfax is what journalism needs to be about: if Australian … Continue reading
When should our elected governments break political conventions?
Australia still follows Westminster in allowing key principles of democratic accountability to operate according to convention. This article in the Conversation by Richard Mulgan, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University is worth a read: if you’re interested in the political process … Continue reading
We need to integrate our thought and action towards human flourishing for the common good!
A few months ago, I attended a Rotary function and fortunately heard a talk by Hon. Tim Smith QC, Chair, Accountability Round Table (ART). What stood out in his presentation was the power to ‘the People’ that comes from the … Continue reading