Many of the changes will be to the way parliament operates with agreement on what The Greens describe as a"Parliamentary reform agenda which will establish the ACT Assembly as a world leader in scrutinising and opening up the processes of government and taking a more collaborative and inclusive approach to the processes of parliament."
Other commitments include:
Demonstration of Government leadership in enhancing integrity in Government by working with oversight institutions to establish the concept of an integrity branch of government - comprising all those oversight institutions, in recognition of their joint interest and their separation from the Executive, Parliament and the Judiciary.There is a world of difference between getting things done in the pocket-sized ACT and running the nation as a whole, but this last commitment makes proposed Federal disclosure of donations-twice a year, within eight weeks of the deadlines, and to be on the web as soon as practicable- look minimalist.
Completion of inquiries within 12 months into reform of the Pubic Interest Disclosure Law and Freedom of Information Legislation (including the appointment of an independent Information Commissioner).
Removal of provisions in the FOI Act which currently allow for conclusive certificates, except where they provide for the protection of national security information held by the Territory.
Passage of legislation which will require all political donations to be disclosed within one month of receipt and in an election period, on a weekly basis".
Full details are in the ALP Greens Agreement.