Accountability Round Table appoints Fiona McLeod SC new Chair

The Accountability Round Table is delighted to announce that eminent barrister Fiona McLeod SC has been appointed its new Chair 

She replaces Tim Smith, a former Supreme Court judge and foundation President of ART, which he co-founded in 2006.

“I am honoured to accept the office and to advance ART’s valuable work in scrutinising government accountability and integrity,” Ms McLeod said.

“Important steps are being taken in open government, but there is still much work to do to set up a federal anti-corruption body and ensure donations to political parties are transparent and not able to buy influence, to name just two pressing issues.”

The Accountability Round Table is a non-partisan group of citizens with diverse backgrounds (academics, lawyers, politicians, journalists, authors) who are concerned with the current erosion of honesty and integrity in our democracy.  It is dedicated to improving standards of accountability, probity, transparency and democratic practice in all governments and parliaments in Australia.

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