Thousands of church members sing during the 2016 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Joseph Smith encouraged early Latter-day Saints to pool their resources. Two centuries later, one of the results is an investment portfolio estimated at $100 billion.
These influential people go on to work in roles that enable them to use their contacts from their old jobs.
Australia slipped from 7th to 18th in the rankings over the past decade. But this year we’ve climbed back to 13th thanks to reforms in key areas including the new National Anti-Corruption Commission.
It’s the biggest reform to federal public accountability for over 40 years, though questions remain over whether it’s been designed sufficiently to weather future political storms.
Recent developments in Australian whistleblowing cases have shown how critical it is to reform our laws - which are far from world standard.
A Hockey Canada document is reviewed by a member of Parliament during a House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage looking into safe sport in Canada on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 4, 2022.
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Transparency in financial disclosure is a crucial part of ethical, responsible governance. Unless Hockey Canada prioritizes financial transparency, any attempts at reform will fall short.
Since the High Court’s establishment, women have come a long way – and a majority female bench will have significant implications.
Anthony Albanese beats his drum about transparency but has rejected calls for more light to be shed on national cabinet meetings
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Nicholas Carah, The University of Queensland; Aimee Brownbill, The University of Queensland; Amy Shields Dobson, Curtin University; Brady Robards, Monash University; Daniel Angus, Queensland University of Technology; Kiah Hawker, The University of Queensland; Lauren Hayden, The University of Queensland, and Xue Ying Tan, Queensland University of Technology
None of the major digital platforms lets the public see what advertising they carry and how it’s targeted, according to a new report.
Former Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos.
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Dos Santos died as he had lived and governed: in silence. His silence, and what he accomplished with it, is his most enduring legacy.
The New Development Bank has not been forthcoming with information on its funding of South Africa’s Medupi power station.
The New Development Bank doesn’t have mechanisms that communities can use to hold it accountable or seek redress.
National significance: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with fellow premiers and prime minister Anthony Albanese.
With one exception, it offers refreshing guidance to jurisdictions across Australia showing signs of complacency about integrity.
Patient safety incidents are the third leading cause of death in Canada.
Patient safety incidents were already a leading cause of death in Canada. With that crisis converging with the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care is being pushed to a breaking point.
Anti-corruption protests are a regular feature in South Africa.
South Africa could benefit from having a dedicated institution to oversee whistleblower protection.
East Park Mall in Lusaka, Zambia, was built for University of Zambia students.
The majority of planners believe that land is captured with impunity by powerful interest groups in Zambia and South Africa.
Very few medical societies have public policies about how to deal with their interactions with companies.
Voluntary medical societies have important roles in professional education and advocacy for doctors and patients, but there is need for transparency about relationships with pharma and health industry.
Our experts rated the Coalition’s model as either very unsatisfactory or a fail. Most agreed Labor’s proposed model is much better, but said a lot more detail is needed.
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What should be done to enhance Indonesia’s emission trading scheme’s accountability? We list three points to consider to further enhance the scheme’s transparency.
A culture of better service and use of minimal force are key to improving public confidence in the South African Police Service.
Perceptions that South African police treat people disrespectfully, lack impartiality or transparency, and are prone to brutality
undermine public confidence in them.
In 2017, Diébédo Francis Kéré was commissioned to build the 17th annual Serpentine Pavillion, in London.
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The west African master has been awarded for his lifelong focus on grassroots architecture and empowering local communities.