How to be a more interesting politician: The new rulebook
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The rules governing the political career of Australian politicians have been introduced in an attempt to keep the party more interesting, a new document has revealed.
The new system aims to ensure the political class has more “real life” to pursue as they pursue public office.
But the rules were revealed in the Government’s latest annual submission to Parliament, which also outlined a series of policy changes, such as abolishing the role of party leaders, and creating a “publicity department”.
“The government’s plan to reform the way we elect our politicians is a great step forward for Australian politics,” Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said.
“But this new system will only help if we make the right choices and don’t fall into the trap of political correctness.”
This new system of accountability will ensure that politicians are actually engaging in the real world of politics and that their policies are actually impacting on the real lives of Australians,” Mr Shorten told ABC Radio National.
The Government has said the rules will protect the public interest.
But some of the changes announced by the Government this week have been controversial, with the rules changing the definition of “public service”.
The new rules will now include a requirement that all political parties “represent the views of all Australians”.
The definition of what constitutes a public service has been hotly debated.
The rules will include a “requirement that all parties represent the views, and values, of all Australian Australians”. “
The rulebook is a step in the right direction,” Opposition leader Bill Shortens said.
The rules will include a “requirement that all parties represent the views, and values, of all Australian Australians”.
Photo: Paul Rovere/Getty Images “We have a public servant who represents the interests of a small number of very powerful vested interests and the public will be very disappointed if they lose that ability to influence the policy making of their own government,” Mr Turnbull said.
However, some have questioned the need for a new rules framework.
“This is a bit of a strange move.
Why not just go back to a system where the parties are the only people able to run their own campaigns?” said Professor Ian McQuade.
“If they really wanted to go back, they could probably just create a separate party. “
That would make the system a lot simpler.” “
If they really wanted to go back, they could probably just create a separate party.
That would make the system a lot simpler.”
The rules, which were released to the media by the Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday, include a provision for MPs to choose their own candidate for federal office, a requirement for all MPs to hold a “good character”, and a requirement to be “responsible and fair”.
The rules also include a new requirement for MPs not to be paid in any form from any political party, including from a political party “other than the Party”.
The party’s political leader would have to sign off on any expenditure that might come from a taxpayer-funded campaign.
“This rulebook reflects the reality that in today’s political climate, it is necessary for political parties to ensure that the policies of their members are being enacted, implemented and implemented effectively,” the rules said.
The new rules also require MPs to “meet and confer” with at least two “independent” MPs every four years, as well as “meet with” other MPs twice a year.
It also allows MPs to be granted a “consultation appointment” for “a period of no more than two years”.
But it is not clear whether any of the new rules were a response to the scandal involving former NSW Nationals leader Andrew Nikolic, who was found guilty of breach of the Parliamentary Privileges Act in May last year.
Mr Nikolic was found to have broken the rules when he failed to declare expenses paid for a “private” event that he had attended at the taxpayer-owned Hotel Carlton in July last year, which he attended as a guest.
Mr Nikolic’s legal team said he had paid expenses that were “over and above” the normal amount of parliamentary expenses.
The NSW Government said it had not received the document from the Government and would not comment on it.
Topics:government-and-politics,federal—state-issues,sunday-morning-news,political-parties,government-government,government–united-states First posted June 05, 2018 09:56:34
The rules governing the political career of Australian politicians have been introduced in an attempt to keep the party more…