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The Nation cannot afford distortions that result in negative impacts on Industry and Legal Citizens alike but to answer the above questions one must first review what is fast becoming a Global Trend by those who seek to enhance their own vested agendas and interests.
The conduct of ministers and members of parliament is often in the news. The need for parliamentary codes of conduct, particularly ministerial codes, is raised when the public duty and private interests of parliamentarians conflict.
The development of parliamentary codes of conduct has varied in Australian federal, state and territory parliaments. In some states codes have been developed as the result of inquiries, for example in NSW (Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Greiner/Metherell affair) and in Queensland (Electoral and Administrative Review Commission).
In Australia some parliaments have adopted codes of conduct for members while others have a code governing ministerial behaviour. Only three parliaments (New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia) have codes relating to both ministers and members. All Australian parliaments have adopted registers of pecuniary interests.
This e-brief summarises the approach taken in Commonwealth, state and territory and some overseas parliaments to codes of conduct for ministers and members of parliament and to registers of interests and the post-separation employment of ministers. Where possible it provides links to relevant documents. It does not compare codes of conduct. For background information on the feasibility, options and importance of a code of conduct for parliamentarians see A Code of Conduct for Parliamentarians?, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Research Paper No. 2, 1998 99, by Dr Andrew Brien. Information on the regulation of the post-separation employment of ministers is contained in Post-separation Employment of Ministers, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Research Note No. 40, 2001 02 by Dr Ian Holland.
Other points of interest can be found on -;
see -; finance.gov.au/procurement
see -; apsc.gov.au/ethics (see last line)
see -; whistleblowingethics.info
see -; aps.gov.au/who-we-are
see -; parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/lc/...nsf
see -; dpmc.gov.au/guidelines/docs/ministerial_ethics.pdf
The main issue is the Australian Government is sadly lacking in any form of accountability towards the administration of the country.
Should and can they be held accountable ??
Appointing an Office of an Independent Commissioner to investigate breeches would sound like a step in the right direction but how does this work when the staff of that office are investigating themselves and other employees. ??
This type of "Regulation" can and will lead to corruption of establishment entities where the Government can hide behind -; "Plausible Deniability" in the eyes of the public in order to further its own agenda.
Whatever the solution let us not establish another bureaucratic system with more public servants.
Who would an Independent Commissioner report to?
It is not a good look for Parliamentarians to have to be taught 'good manners' to replace their 'bad behaviours'.
Having said that, I do believe that something needs to be achieved. I was under the impression that the agreement reached with the Independents by the Labor Government regarding Parliamentary behaviour was part of the reason they were able to take office. If so it has not achieved its goal.
One simple aspect to point out is that Verbal Contracts are legal and binding in this country,Therefore why has nobody enforced the Law when taking into account the Lies used to gain advantage such as" There will be no Carbon tax under as government I lead".
This was in my eyes under the definition of a legal contract of the verbal kind as is recognised in Australian law an obvious breach of Contract and therefore deserving of the contract being revoked meaning another Election.
Australia and the various States and Treasuries are Listed across the World on such bodies as the NYSE as Corporations and therefore subject to Corporatew Law and Politicians are therefore in positions similar to Corporate executives and Liable for Criminal proceedings under such Laws,Any attempt to give themselves a get out Clause is Illegal due to conflict of interest Laws under Corporate Law.
Stephen -; The "get out clause" would be invoked under "Parliamentary Privilage" where Politicians are immune to prosecution inside or on Government ground. To me this is one of the worst "two sets of Laws" enacted in Government and as such should be inserted in any new Ethics campaign of Transparency.
Should this be done then the Political landscape would change dramatically, however, neither Party will adhere to any such notion. What does that say about EVERY Politician ??
Alyn Parliamentary priveledge by it's nature can only apply within the Boundaries physically of parliament,that is why it is almost impossible to get a straight answer outside those chambers from any Politician,However thanks to Paul Keating and the UN's meddling ways Parliamentry Priveledge is in contravention of International Laws Keating signed us up to especially the ones regarding Discrimination,After al;l Parliamentary Priviledge is Discriminatory in Irself and therefore in breach of the Laws Australia signed up to under the UN Framework.
Stephen, would you have a link to this stated contravention ??
Let's work out ways of getting these tapes into channels that MUST BE acted on
Rob, -- Can you tell me the jist of this conversation please. My sound card is not working.
These tapes along with 6-8 items a day are all on michaelsmithnews- the link is on the main page.
Bob Kernohan is pivotal in the AWU-Gillard deception and finally these tapes reveal evidence that would normally be devoured by the left if the conservatives had been up to similar tricks with their big business mates. The msm is so lazy and compromised now that they wonder why they aren't selling papers or advertising space. People like Smith are doing the journalism and the internet is the place to advertise- so they have made a rod for their own back and deserve to go broke!
There will be a series of these youtubes and the jist is that Gillard and her cronies are proven liars and corrupt!
Many thanks Sir,
Rob there is one grave missunderstanding people make in equating Big Business with the Conservative side of Politics.
To make it clearer for everyone People wonder why for instance why nobody in Government does anything to control the behemoths Coles and Woolworths from destroying small Business and the Rural community.
We have witnessed the Retail independant Service stations driven out of Business by The Coles and Woolworths conglomerate,The Dairy industry is on their knees,The Vegetable Growers likewise.The Fruit and Meat industry as well all have fallen victim to the rapacious manipulation of these Big Business types.
Simply put Both Woolworths and the Wesfarmers Coles,Bunnings comglomerate employ a massive Unionised workforce,The weekly Union dues alone from these groups would likely bring in Hundreds of Millions of dollars every year into Union coffers and they finance the Labor Party for they are the Labor party.
Many years ago I got wind of the "Harvard School of Trade Unionism" this branch within Harvard University specialises in Educating Labor Politicians and Senior Trade Union Officials from all across the World.
They go there for a three month intensive course that is sponsered by Big MultiNational Business to make sure Big Business runs smoothly with minimal Union agitated strife.
I would go so far as to say Unions possibly operate with these Multi National enclaves of Depravity to actually destroy any possible Corporate opponents,After all we see Companies such as General Motors in receipt of massive publically funded wealth transfers on a regular basis and when exposed recently it has been covered up as Commercial In Confidence by the Gillard Government,The Liberals are also in it up to their necks as well.
We the Public have been sold out and it suits the two major Political parties to play us for fools with a Good Cop Bad Cop routine.
Many here despise the United Nations,But in Truth they are but a Puppet for Big Money who naturally control Big Business.
The so called GFC was in truth the greatest theft of Public Money ever undertaken by elected representatives who in fact sent taxpayers billions offshore to Foreign banks and Cartels of Business Interests.
One only has to do a search for China Motors on YouTube where someone has posted up a General Motors Chinese market specific Speech by the current CEO of GM where in his own words he exposes how GM was bailed out by Taxpayers both in America and Australia as well as likely elsewhere to sell out their soul to the Chinese Communist party Senior members and move production almost fully offshore,bailed out by western taxpayers and moved to the third world.
Doiong your own search on these topics will open your eyes to a whole new can of worms and greater understanding of what we are really up against