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Review of Latimer House Principles

ACT Legislative Assembly adopts Latimer House Principles as governance framework for government, parliament and judiciary.

In 2008 the Assembly endorsed and adopted the Latimer House Principles on the Three Branches of Government.

Members unanimously agreed that these principles reflect the fundamental values that should govern the relationship between the three branches of government in the ACT. Further, the Assembly resolved that the implementation of Latimer House Principles in the governance of the ACT should be re-evaluated in the second year after each general election.

Following consultation with the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure, the Speaker is responsible for appointing a suitably qualified person to conduct the assessment.

The first review was undertaken in 2011, and a second review was released in February 2015.

2015 Review

A Report on the Implementation of the Latimer House Principles in the Australian Capital TerritoryWord Word 359.5KB  PDF  498.1KB

2011 Review

An Assessment of the Performance of the Three Branches of Government in ACT Against the Latimer House Principles PDF 3.7MB

Professor John Halligan

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