Ken Coghill

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Discussion paper

21 Aug 2018

This options paper provides evidence to support the creation of a new, federal anti-corruption and integrity framework, based on an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the existing framework, and community awareness, perception and views on how well corruption is being addressed at all...


7 Jul 2011

When 12 new Senators arrive in Canberra next week, they'll be entering the chamber without the benefit of having had a full orientation to parliament for the first few days of sittings.

When 12 new Senators arrive in Canberra next...


28 Jan 2005

Ken Coghill, former Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, looks at the role of the speaker (or president) during question time, citing two particular cases from 1991 and 2004. He suggests the independence of, and respect given to, presiding officers needs to be enhanced. The...


1 Nov 2002

Ken Coghill asks: outrageous behaviour leading to "sin-binning", accusatory statements masquerading as questions, replies that do not answer, attacks on political opponents claiming to be answers to questions: is it any wonder Question Time is questioned as an accountability mechanism? Democracy requires that Question Time...

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