Tag: Transparency

The Untamed and Unregulated Beast of Private Military Security Companies | The Smirking Chimp

The number of groups operating as private sector security and military organizations, and the extent of their activities, is extremely difficult to track, as transparency is not a highly valued concept.

Source: The Untamed and Unregulated Beast of Private Military Security Companies | The Smirking Chimp

Let the Vandalism Begin: Adani Strikes Coal – » The Australian Independent Media Network

In correspondence between an employee and Dow regarding a query by Guardian Australia on available aqueous sources, it was suggested “we do not give [the paper] anything more than what is already on the public record from us. They are clearly struggling to work out where we are getting our water, so I don’t think we give them any further clarity.” Dow approved of the measure.

Source: Let the Vandalism Begin: Adani Strikes Coal – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Integrity, transparency, honesty – and ethics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I will update my regular sign off! What do we want? ICAC!! How do we want it! With real teeth! When do we want it? NOW!!

Integrity, transparency, honesty – and ethics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Super Void: what super funds are telling regulators is not what they are telling customers – Michael West

Compare the pair. Thulasisi Sivapalan is Australia’s most prolific super fund investor. The PhD candidate with the Accounting Discipline Group at the UTS Business School tried to join 41 super funds just to get their financial statements. It was a tough journey; navigating mystified admin staff, unhelpful regulators at APRA, even an abattoir. On a mission to find out how much tax super funds pay, Thulasisi discovered billions of dollars in discrepancies between what Australia’s super funds were telling their investors and what they were reporting to APRA. Callum Foote reports on a peculiar road-trip.

via Super Void: what super funds are telling regulators is not what they are telling customers – Michael West

Why should our politicians be the only people who are unaccountable? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

As I read the principles and recommendations from the ASX, the thing that struck me most forcibly is that there are no similar expectations or accountability for government and parliamentarians.

Why not?

via Why should our politicians be the only people who are unaccountable? – » The Australian Independent Media Network