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Friday, October 31, 2008

Transparency and accountability, after a fashion.

This isn't just a Victorian problem but The Age comments on the annual "democracy dump" that saw over 200 annual reports tabled in Parliament in one day.While the tabling of the reports in theory means we can all dig through those of interest, there is an issue just about everywhere of whether parliaments have the interest and capability to properly exercise oversight responsibilities by examining reports on executive government activities, and playing their proper role in the accountability chain.

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