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Estimates: Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Australian Electoral Commission)

Lee Rhiannon 25 Feb 2014

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

25/02/2014

FINANCE PORTFOLIO

Australian Electoral Commission

Senator RHIANNON: There is a difference, Mr Rogers, as we all know, between the timetables for public disclosure between registered political parties and all the others—the candidates, the unendorsed Senate groups, and the Senate groups endorsed by more than one registered political party. Could you explain what determines this difference?

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Senate Estimates: Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Attorney-General)

Lee Rhiannon 24 Feb 2014

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

24/02/2014

Estimates

ATTORNEY-GENERAL PORTFOLIO

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

 

Senator RHIANNON: Do ASIO advise their staff working overseas not to use aid agencies as cover and not to involve aid workers in intelligence gathering, directly or indirectly? 

Mr Irvine : I cannot see circumstances where ASIO would use aid agencies as cover. 

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Misuse of Parliamentary entitlements

Lee Rhiannon 19 Dec 2013

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The misuse of Parliamentary entitlements, violations of Parliamentary Codes of Conduct, incidents of abuse of office, and misleading the public is something I have been following for many years now. In this blogpost I have started tracking examples of these occurences. This is an ongoing project and it will continue to be updated in the New Year.

 

DECEMBER 2013

 

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