Campbell Newman and the pecuniary interests trap
I grew up in Queensland and watched the Bjelke-Petersen era end in disgrace. The Fitzgerald Royal Commission did important investigative work and a range of measures were introduced to restore public confidence in the integrity of government.
Among them was a public register of pecuniary interests for the Members of the Queensland Parliament - legislated in 1989. Pecuniary interest declaration requirements now apply to the entire public sector - including local government.