Politicians ‘careless’ about democracy, accountability, Professor Helen Sullivan says

Australian politicians have shown carelessness towards the ideals of democracy and transparency, proving the need for a federal corruption body, a public policy expert says.

Professor Helen Sullivan, who became dean of the Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific in July, said public accountability was particularly important during a time when governments were making…

  • Sarah Lansdown
  • The Canberra Times

“It’s also important because without that transparency that goes with accountability, then it becomes all too easy to wander off into the into the wilds of conspiracy theories and misinformation because there’s…

She said the rolling pork-barrelling scandals had demonstrated a disregard for…

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