Seattle Times publisher Frank Blethen testifies in February at a public hearing at the Washington legislature against limiting legislative branch disclosure.
AP/Ted S. Warren
Government produces millions of pages of records every day: studies, reports, memos, emails, budgets and more. These reports belong to the public, but increasingly, lawmakers are trying to hide them.
Does the news business need a better definition of transparency?
Trust in the news media is low. One way to regain that trust is better transparency, media experts say. But what does transparency mean? The field of organizational management may provide an answer.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, before he resigned amid scandals.
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Embattled Gov. Eric Greitens resigned over allegations tied to political contributions from concealed sources.
AEC disclosures revealed Malcolm Turnbull to be the single biggest donor to a political party in 2016-17.
The annual February festival of lampooning the largest visible donor lulls Australians into a false sense of security that there is a functioning political donations disclosure regime in place.
The study used an eye-tracking device to ensure that all information included in the management report was read and considered in light of judgment formation.
Research shows investors could have been misled just by the order of information in financial reports.
President Donald Trump speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
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A scholar argues why more rules, regulations and codes, such as those proposed by Walter Shaub, will not have much effect.
Walt Disney used defaults to get children to eat healthier foods, but not all nudges have consumers’ interests at heart.
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Defaults are powerful tools that policymakers and marketers can use to nudge us to make certain choices, whether in our interest or in theirs. How do we ensure they're used responsibly?
Naming and shaming exacerbates criminal behaviour due to the stigma attached with such a label.
Changes that would widen the gulf between Australian practice and international standards should be avoided at all costs.
Employees who are thinking of disclosing a mental illness in the workplace should weigh up the advantages and disadvantages.
Australian discrimination laws offer some protection for employees wanting to disclose their mental illness, but it doesn't make the decision any easier.
The University of Sydney is hoping to chart a path to climate-safe investment.
University of Sydney
Another Australian university has outlined plans to reduce the exposure of its investments to climate change, and is taking a contrasting approach to the Australian National University’s high-profile divestment…
Australia has no public register of gift or other relationships between practitioners and drug companies.
If it involved the record industry we’d call it payola: undisclosed kickbacks to radio station executives, owners and disk jockeys to boost broadcasts and thus record sales. In the pharmaceutical industry…
The circumstances surrounding EB Private Equity’s takeover bid for David Jones were highly unusual.
It’s been an extraordinary week for upmarket retailer David Jones. Last Friday, the company announced that it had received a $1.65 billion takeover bid from UK firm EB Private Equity, and its shares rose…
University of Southern Queensland is one of only two institutions that grants members of the public access to a register of competing interests when they request it.
University of Southern Queensland
None of the 27 Australian universities that answered a recent survey about disclosure policies expect their staff to reveal…
The obligation to tell patients about medical mistakes is clear but we don’t know whether it’s complied with.
TRANSPARENCY AND MEDICINE – A series examining issues from ethics to the evidence in evidence-based medicine, the influence of medical journals to the role of Big Pharma in our present and future health…