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Other accountability mechanisms 0

Other accountability mechanisms

Sometimes termed “Integrity agencies” – Parl Inquiries, Royal Commissions, Ombudsman, Corruption Commissions briefly, AAT briefly, AFP briefly Commonwealth Ombudsman Act 1976 Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 Royal Commissions 132 Federal Commissions so far They...

Oversight bodies 0

Oversight bodies

Australian National Audit Office Ian McPhee – Auditor-General. Appointed for a single term of 10 years – this tenure ensures that the job is apolitical, and the Auditor-General is able to give frank and...

Accountability of the Executive 0

Accountability of the Executive

The administrative arm of government that executes the Acts of the legislative and the decisions of the judiciary (civil service) Also, however, it is also the policy making centre of government, and seems to...

Accountability of Parliament 0

Accountability of Parliament

Summary Elections – the ultimate way Parliament is held to account (effective, but limited) Privileges committee (somewhat effective) Legislative committees (effective) Standing orders (effective, but Speaker partisan) The courts (judicial review) (effective, but rare etc.)...

Accountability of the Governor-General 1

Accountability of the Governor-General

The 1975 Constitutional Crises, Kerr, Hollingworth and the Republic debate. Summary: Accountable to PM (Hollingworth, Kerr) Queen (Kerr, re. Scholes) In a sense, the general public and media (Hollingworth) The Governor-General ROLES Constitutional role:...

Democratic principles 0

Democratic principles

The ways in which Australia, and one other country, can both uphold and/or undermine democratic principles with reference to: Representation Free and fair elections Broad franchise Broad selection of candidates Multi-party system Majoritarian decision making...

Definitions – accountability and governance 0

Definitions – accountability and governance

Democracy A system of government where the people are able to vote for (and participate in) the government. Features of a democracy include free and fair regular elections, and the rule of law. Australia...

Quotes and examples: Parliament 0

Quotes and examples: Parliament

Note: Accountability and scrutiny functions of Parliament are dealt separately. David Lovell Prof of Pol Sci @UNSW Committees are valuable, therefore, because they deepen parliamentary scrutiny of legislation and increase the chances of informed...

Legal power issue: Bikie laws 0

Legal power issue: Bikie laws

Examples South Australia v Totani 2010 (2009 in SC) Introduced the Serious and Organised Crime (Control) Act 2008, which essentially forced judges to find bikies a member of a criminal organisation. Challenged it in...

Political power issue: Microparties 0

Political power issue: Microparties

The existence of microparties and their ability to gain representation in Parliament based on very few votes raises issues of political representation and popular participation Most microparties are one-issue, one cause parties Other microparties...

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