November 2011

Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Bill 2011

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I am pleased to continue my contribution on the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Bill 2011, which, as we know, is not introducing an independent body. This is not a bill which talks about integrity and accountability; this is a zombie stripped bare of accountability, stripped bare of transparency. This is just a husk of a bill that is tied to… Read More »Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Bill 2011

Police: Heidelberg West station

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The matter I raise is for the attention of the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and it relates to the closure by him and his government of the Heidelberg West police station. Two months ago in this place the minister said: … I will seek advice from police command, and I will respond to the member accordingly. The matters… Read More »Police: Heidelberg West station

Public Interest Monitor Bill 2011

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I am pleased to make a contribution on the Public Interest Monitor Bill 2011. The Labor Party is not opposing the bill, but it is seeking amendments and the government’s support for those, particularly in relation to clause 20. Who watches the watchers? The accountability of governments, of ministers, of public sector officials and so on has consumed much political… Read More »Public Interest Monitor Bill 2011