To: Political decision makers.
An Act Defining Duties and Responibilities of Politicians
In Australia the Corporations Act 2001 defines the role and duties of directors. Breaches of these duties can result in prosecution. To my knowledge there is no similar act for politicians. I would like to see such an act instituted in Australia
Why is this important?
The purpose of the act would be to hold politicians to an enforceable standard of behaviour. At a time when we have witnessed appalling behaviour by politicians globally it is time that we insist on a set of standards similar to those required of company directors. The Corporations Act identifies four areas of behaviour for directors -
Care and Diligence, Good Faith, Not to Improperly use their Position and Not to Improperly use Information.
To not require politicians to meet at least the same standards required of directors is appallingly negligent.