Enforceable ministerial ethical standards gain relevance in Australia

Enforceable ministerial ethical standards gain relevance in Australia

Howard Whitton Canberra, Australia, January 25, 2020 (Australia’s) Prime Minister Scott Morrison has asked the Head of his Department to investigate whether Bridget McKenzie violated ministerial standards when she dispensed sports grants to clubs in marginal seats and those being targeted by the Coalition in last year’s election. Fragile democracy It is generally accepted by Australians that “public office is a public trust.”…

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Cairns Group advocates cut in agricultural subsidies at Davos

Cairns Group advocates cut in agricultural subsidies at Davos

Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2020   A proposal to cut “trade and production-distorting subsidies” in the agricultural sector by 2030 has set out important measures to ensure a fair agricultural trading system. Speaking after attending meetings of Trade Ministers in Davos, Switzerland, Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker welcomed the joint proposal from the 19-member “Cairns Group” of…

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