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Excessive parliamentary entitlements and unregulated private funding give enormous advantages to the major parties, argues Joo-Cheong Tham
AUSTRALIA’s federal parliamentarians receive generous funding from the public purse. Entitlements range from parliamentary salaries down to a variety of allowances like the printing allowance. A...
Papers from the conference, held in April this year, are available online. Topics included campaigning and eVoting, global eGovernance, open source, privacy and risks, the digital divide, eConsultation and eParticipation, local government, citizenship in the electronic age, political parties, social justice, online dispute resolution, youth...
In this detailed study, Barry Hindess from the Democratic Audit Team argues that corruption 'is a more substantial problem than Australia's impressive performance on conventional international measures would seem to indicate'.
What should a public servant be able to say publicly about government matters? In August 2001, both civilian and military arms of Defence issued new instructions severely restricting staff contact with the media. Even tighter restrictions were imposed on Operation Relex, which interdicted people-smuggling operations...
Sarah Holcombe explores the tensions between localism and regionalism within the Indigenous polity of the Haasts Bluff Land Trust. Implications of these focused networks for proposed larger-scale service delivery and governance arrangements are explored to cast some light on the emerging issue of regionalising local...