Today Greens MP Jamie Parker presented the Greens’ submission to the Panel of Experts on Political Donations which is investigating potential reforms to election funding laws.
Recently, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) heard the NSW Liberal party and its candidates received hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal donations from property developers to fund their 2011 election campaigns.
The panel, led by Kerry Schott, is investigating potential reforms to election funding laws. It was established in response to public concern over the influence of political donations on government decision-making and is due to report back to the Premier by 31 December 2014. You can read more about the panel here.