Tony Abbott opens the campaign office for Liberal candidate Ken Wyatt in 2010. Now he and all incumbent MPs enjoy a $300,000 advantage over their challengers at the next election.
'Better Communities' funding is supposedly non-partisan: every electorate gets $300,000 for local projects. But only incumbent MPs have a say in this spending and 60% of them are government members.
The Cotton On Group’s code of conduct reflects a misunderstanding of what they should be used for.
Codes of conduct can be useful and strategic for employers, but too many are contradictory and vague.
Daniel Andrews and his ministers swear an oath to comply with the law, which includes the obligations of public office as a public trust.
There cannot be a more important office or more challenging role than being a member of parliament. This is especially so for government MPs and ministers, including the newly elected Victorian ministry…