New transparency laws for ministerial staff in Queensland

The Queensland Government has vowed to strengthen transparency and accountability measures in the state’s political system. Premier Anna Bligh introduced in Parliament today the second tranche of Integrity Reform Bills. “We want Queenslanders to have confidence in our political process going forward,” Ms Bligh said in a statement. “This is about building a stronger, modern […]

Greater protection for whistleblowers

By Angela Dorizas Public servants who blow the whistle on maladministration will be protected from prosecution under a proposed Federal Government scheme. Cabinet Secretary, Senator Joe Ludwig, last night unveiled Australia's first federal law on whistleblower protection. “The Rudd Government is progressing its election commitment to ensure appropriate processes are put in place, and protections […]


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