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Invitation to support Transparency in society,government,business, charities,NFP's,Foundations etc.

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by DomainNames, Mar 21, 2017 at 2:31 AM.

  1. DomainNames

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    auDA Member:
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    It was suggested to me this may be a suitable signature for people to use who support ongoing "Transparency" in relevant areas of society, government, business etc.It just fits into the DNtrade signature character limit nicely :)

    http://www.transparency.org/what-is-corruption/#what-is-transparency
    Transparency ensures that public officials, civil servants, managers, board members and business people act visibly and understandably, and report on their activities.

    We all see this word "Transparency" written on many organisation policies but it is interesting to note just how many organisations seem to say one thing and do another globally. http://www.transparency.org/topic/

    Only by standing up and speaking up do things often change for the better! The good news is there are new changes coming in Australia with some recent legislation and in many cases there are a lot of people and even organisations who support, promote and even ENFORCE Transparency.

    https://www.google.com.au/?gfe_rd=c...australian+federal+government+whistleblower&*

    "Protections for whistleblowers from victimisation
    The Corporations Act makes it a criminal offence to victimise a whistleblower because of a protected disclosure made by the whistleblower. The Act also provides that if a whistleblower suffers damage because of such victimisation, the whistleblower can claim compensation for that damage from the offender."

    If you support REAL Transparency you may wish to consider it as your own signature also not only on this forum but elsewhere out side of the domain industry.

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    http://www.transparency.org/what-is-corruption/#what-is-transparency
    Transparency ensures that public officials, civil servants, managers, board members and business people act visibly and understandably, and report on their activities.

     
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    It was great to read this and I do hope this plan is gaining support for increased Transparency at auDA.
    https://www.auda.org.au/news/2016-agm-announcements/
    " Mr Boardman spoke of plans to make auDA a more transparent organisation"

    I do hope newer people people to the industry read some past history online including from former board members all it seems with a common goal to improve transparency and accountability.

    https://www.malcolm.id.au/thesis/x31762.html
    " a number of shortcomings in the accountability of auDA’s policy development process have still been identified. First, the Advisory Panel is accountable to the Board for its output, but not for its processes, which are devised at its own discretion. Thus for example, because the Chair of the Advisory Panel is not accountable for the selection of Advisory Panel members, the transparency of that process has been criticised,[25] as has the process of building consensus within the Panel.[26] Leaving aside the merits of these specific complaints, scholar John Selby has concluded that

    greater transparency, procedural fairness, accountability and an appeals process would improve the decisions made by auDA’s policy development committees without significantly impacting on flexibility.[27]


    The second shortcoming is that when the Board of auDA elects to engage in policy development on its own account, there is no top–down accountability to constrain the process it employs. As a result, as former auDA board member Kim Davies writes:


    There have been some cases when operational changes or new policies have been implemented without advance notice to the general public, with no ability for public participation in the policy’s formulation other than through indirect means such as lobbying auDA directors. As it has not been practice for board members to explain their deliberations in public, or canvas specific opinion on an issue prior to decision-making, this is not an effective mechanism to channel contributions into the board’s considerations.
    [28] "

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    Maybe the auDA website has a bug or has been hacked as a lot of previously available material has vanished now!
    https://www.google.com.au/?gfe_rd=c...&gws_rd=ssl#safe=active&q=auda+transparency&*
    https://www.auda.org.au/about-auda/...9-february-2015-governance-committee-minutes/
    https://www.auda.org.au/about-auda/community/auda-foundation/

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