Clean politics charter

Our democracy should work for everyone, not just for the corporations who can buy a seat at the table.

I have a plan for a government built for people, not big political donors. Here are six critical steps we can take right now to restore integrity and public confidence in the government:

  1. Ban all corporate political donations
    Extend the existing bans on political donations to all corporations, including fossil fuel companies.

  2. Double ICAC funding
    Increase funding to ICAC to extend their investigative reach.
  3. Protect whistleblowers
    Whistleblowers who disclose to ICAC will be better protected in legislation from criminal, civil or disciplinary liability. 

  4. Close the revolving door between big business and government
    Legislate a five year ‘cooling-off period‘ for ministers, MPs and their staff before they can work in industries where they had significant dealings. 

  5. Extend financial disclosure and transparency
    All MPs to fully disclose their financial interests, and those of immediate family members. All lobbying meetings to be documented through publicly available minutes, published online in real time. 

  6. Create new criminal offences for corrupt conduct
    Introduce new laws to ensure corrupt findings by the ICAC can be easily translated into criminal charges. 

Sign the Clean Politics Charter to tell both sides of politics you want a government that works for the people, not corporations. 


Who's signing

Peter Lawson
Marlene Marinkovic
Leslie Bush
Tina Daines
Bronwen Carr
Margaret Sharkey
Colin Hesse
Robert Erskine
Robert Harding
Ross Deutschbein
Michelle Storey
Peter McGee
Ingrid Fidel
Nicole Wedgwood
Germana Eckert
Vanessa Mackay
Jean Zweck
Sharyn Lacey
Ian Carthew
Gregory Wilkinson
Alister Waine
Geoff Hegarty
Andre Capper
Nikki Treanor
Keir Loughlin
Margaret Littlewood

Will you sign?

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  • Peter Lawson
    signed 2017-11-03 16:06:13 +1100
  • Marlene Marinkovic
    signed 2017-11-03 15:56:36 +1100
    Marlene Marinkovic
  • Leslie Bush
    signed 2017-11-03 14:25:25 +1100
    Leslie Bush
  • Tina Daines
    signed 2017-11-03 13:30:15 +1100
  • Bronwen Carr
    signed 2017-11-03 13:00:20 +1100
  • Margaret Sharkey
    signed 2017-11-03 11:31:48 +1100
    Yes please
  • Colin Hesse
    signed 2017-11-03 09:51:49 +1100
    More than time for politics to be clean and open.
  • Robert Harding
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-03 09:27:38 +1100
    Sign our Clean Politics Charter to show the government that you care about standing up to corruption.
  • Robert Erskine
    signed 2017-11-03 09:27:11 +1100
  • Robert Harding
    signed 2017-11-03 09:27:09 +1100
  • Ross Deutschbein
    signed 2017-11-03 09:03:47 +1100
    I am sick of all the corrupt deals that get things done for the big end of town while leaving the people without representation
  • Michelle Storey
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-03 08:52:52 +1100
    Sign our Clean Politics Charter to show the government that you care about standing up to corruption.
  • Michelle Storey
    signed via 2017-11-03 08:52:18 +1100
  • Peter McGee
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-03 08:35:17 +1100
    Sign our Clean Politics Charter - looks like crook politicians have we million reasons to support crap development 😡
  • Peter McGee
    signed 2017-11-03 08:33:12 +1100
  • Ingrid Fidel
    signed 2017-11-03 08:26:02 +1100
  • Nicole Wedgwood
    signed via 2017-11-03 08:22:50 +1100
  • Germana Eckert
    signed 2017-11-03 08:16:12 +1100
  • Vanessa Mackay
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-03 08:01:34 +1100
    Sign our Clean Politics Charter to show the government that you care about standing up to corruption.
  • Vanessa Mackay
    signed 2017-11-03 08:00:48 +1100
    See Mr Waine’s comments. I concur.
  • Jean Zweck
    signed 2017-11-03 07:58:47 +1100
  • Sharyn Lacey
    signed 2017-11-03 07:40:12 +1100
  • Ian Carthew
    signed 2017-11-03 07:16:10 +1100
  • Gregory Wilkinson
    signed 2017-11-03 06:37:35 +1100
  • Alister Waine
    signed 2017-11-03 06:18:52 +1100
    My town, Dalton NSW, continues to be threatened by a proposal by AGL to build Australia’s largest gas-fired peaking power station within spitting distance of our homes. The process has been tainted by undisclosed political donations (for which AGL was convicted earlier this year). AGL’s chief spruiker for the project was the NSW Planning Minister’s Chief of Staff 12 months ago. While we lose sleep and income defending our communities, our home and our lives, the system allows these grubs to peddle their influence in the corridors of power to feather their own nests at our expense. Transparency and good government require that this entrenched corruption be exposed and stopped.
  • Geoff Hegarty
    signed 2017-11-03 06:01:59 +1100
  • Andre Capper
    signed 2017-11-03 03:42:19 +1100
  • Nikki Treanor
    signed 2017-11-02 23:41:20 +1100
  • Keir Loughlin
    signed 2017-11-02 23:01:34 +1100
    NSW has been about corrupt politics ever since I can remember and way before that. Its way past time to clean up NSW
  • Margaret Littlewood
    signed 2017-11-02 22:03:15 +1100