Opinion

New parliament can fix FOI, but public servants will have to get onboard

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
August 1 2022 - 7:30pm
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The new parliament has a sizable agenda to improve integrity and transparency in politics and the public service. Labor's big ticket promise to create a federal anti-corruption watchdog is not only a long overdue reform-in-waiting, but also a loud signal that the new government will take accountability more seriously than its predecessor.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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