FOI links: http://www.article19.org/pdfs/standards/modelfoilaw.pdf http://www.opengovjournal.org/ Principles: Maximum disclosure, allowable exemptions only Key questions: how do you avoid the allowable exemptions from being exploited? how do you stop a more rigorous foi regime from driving really important… more
Posts by Miriam Lyons
So, I’ve been invited to attend the upcoming Australia 2020 Ideas Summit. Here’s the spiel on the section that I’ll be attending: TITLE: The future of Australian governance: open government (including the role of the… more
As promised, CPD blogs have arrived. Staff and fellows will be blogging about their latest research, posting links to relevant publications and events, and discussing their ideas on key CPD issues and themes. Depending on… more
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Cynics say we get the governments we deserve, and to an extent this is true. When we stop paying attention to politics, we make it easier for politicians to stop… more
Miriam Lyons introduces the first InSight edition of the year.
Miriam Lyons looks at the history of ‘open government’ in Australia and introduces the Reclaiming Democracy edition.
The election campaign trail is a bad place to go looking for good policies. As CPD fellow Mark Bahnisch writes over at New Matilda:
Now that the election is finally over, we thought we’d take a little time out to look at what happens to democracy when the corflutes fade and the campaign stickers… more