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

Jean Zweck
Sharyn Lacey
Ian Carthew
Gregory Wilkinson
Alister Waine
Geoff Hegarty
Andre Capper
Nikki Treanor
Keir Loughlin
Margaret Littlewood
Michelle Dixon
Inga Lie
Marie Dreux
Lesley Garrett-Jones
Brian Gorman
John Newton
Ryan Tyler
Susan Lewis
Marie Riordan
Linda Summer
Jen Parslow
Luigi Lungo
Sharyn Wise
Ken Thompson
Anna Keohan
Heather Goodman
Cheryl Dickson

Will you sign?

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  • 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
  • Michelle Dixon
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-02 21:54:17 +1100
    Sign our Clean Politics Charter to show the government that you care about standing up to corruption.
  • Michelle Dixon
    signed 2017-11-02 21:53:36 +1100
    This should be a given
  • judith gatland
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-02 20:24:49 +1100
    Sign our Clean Politics Charter to show the government that you care about standing up to corruption.
  • Inga Lie
    signed 2017-11-02 20:15:24 +1100
  • Marie Dreux
    signed 2017-11-02 19:42:04 +1100
  • Lesley Garrett-Jones
    signed 2017-11-02 18:55:03 +1100
    Keep politics clean!!
  • Brian Gorman
    signed 2017-11-02 18:28:54 +1100
  • John Newton
    signed 2017-11-02 18:17:57 +1100
  • Ryan Tyler
    signed 2017-11-02 18:14:43 +1100
    Ryan Tyler
  • Susan Lewis
    signed 2017-11-02 17:59:08 +1100
  • Marie Riordan
    signed 2017-11-02 17:58:34 +1100
    We’ll end up back in the Obeid days (if not already there)
  • Linda Summer
    signed 2017-11-02 17:46:15 +1100
    Sounds like a job for People Power. Top job, Jamie.
  • Jen Parslow
    signed 2017-11-02 17:38:49 +1100
  • Luigi Lungo
    signed 2017-11-02 17:29:40 +1100
  • Sharyn Wise
    signed 2017-11-02 17:20:10 +1100
  • Ken Thompson
    signed 2017-11-02 17:16:23 +1100
    Australian politics has become nothing more than self-serving backdoor deals & corruption, irrespective of which political party it is. It needs to be cleaned up right now. No more promises – just action.
  • Anna Keohan
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-02 17:12:07 +1100
    Sign our Clean Politics Charter to show the government that you care about standing up to corruption.
  • Anna Keohan
    signed 2017-11-02 17:11:33 +1100
    Keep it clean and honest.
  • Heather Goodman
    signed 2017-11-02 16:22:53 +1100
    No parlimentry exemption!
  • Cheryl Dickson
    signed 2017-11-02 14:19:32 +1100