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 Nicholas
Claire van Heyningen
Maria Visconti-Sarv
Jennifer Barron
Rebecca Moser
Kath Power
Margaret Drury
Sue Francis
John Koch
Jeff Irvine
Geoffrey Mitchell
Barry Orr
paula lawrence
Peter Wolfe
Ryan Hopprich
Heather Kepski
Jenell Fulton
Tony Sandaver
Marian Kelly
Fay Jenkins
Sue Shearer
Joanne Wicks
Graham Griffith
Francess Godworth
Fernanda Rodas
Wi Hubble
David Thorp
Lawrence Smith
Bryan Alchin
Greg Newall

Will you sign?

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  • Peter Nicholas
    signed 2020-02-09 14:16:34 +1100
  • Claire van Heyningen
    signed via 2020-02-09 14:15:25 +1100
  • Maria Visconti-Sarv
    signed 2020-02-09 14:13:17 +1100
  • Jennifer Barron
    signed 2020-02-09 14:11:01 +1100
    Please ban corporate political donations and make all donations be reported immediately – the fact that this information is released 7 months AFTER the election is a disgrace!

    We also definitely need a (proper) National ICAC – not the sham the coalition is suggesting! And I also agree the legislation needs to change so that ICAC criminal findings can lead to prosecution

    Jennifer Barron
  • Rebecca Moser
    signed 2020-02-09 14:06:13 +1100
  • Kath Power
    signed 2020-02-09 14:05:41 +1100
  • Margaret Drury
    signed 2020-02-09 14:05:07 +1100
  • Sue Francis
    signed 2020-02-09 14:00:28 +1100
  • John Koch
    signed 2020-02-09 14:00:05 +1100
    Corporations/venal interests own too many politicians. Absolutely support all six steps. CLEAN POLITICS CHARTER is overdue. clelia john
  • Jeff Irvine
    signed 2020-02-09 13:59:33 +1100
  • Geoffrey Mitchell
    signed 2020-02-09 13:59:26 +1100
  • Barry Orr
    signed 2020-02-09 13:58:03 +1100
  • paula lawrence
    signed 2020-02-09 13:57:12 +1100
  • Peter Wolfe
    signed 2020-02-09 13:56:57 +1100
    Stronger ICAC, more transparency, there is too much “Commercial in confidence”, it’s our money!!
  • Ryan Hopprich
    signed 2020-02-09 13:56:09 +1100
  • Heather Kepski
    signed 2020-02-09 13:55:27 +1100
    Heather Kepski
  • Jenell Fulton
    signed 2020-02-09 13:55:19 +1100
  • Tony Sandaver
    signed 2020-02-09 13:54:33 +1100
  • Marian Kelly
    signed 2020-02-09 13:53:05 +1100
  • Fay Jenkins
    signed 2020-02-09 13:52:45 +1100
  • Sue Shearer
    signed 2020-02-09 13:52:11 +1100
    Sue Shearer
  • Joanne Wicks
    signed 2020-02-09 13:51:54 +1100
  • Graham Griffith
    signed 2020-02-09 13:50:53 +1100
    Graham Griffith
  • Francess Godworth
    signed 2020-02-09 13:49:30 +1100
  • Fernanda Rodas
    signed 2020-02-09 13:49:03 +1100
    Thanks to the politicians who work for our benefit by legislating to have a Clean Politics Charter The other ones should remember that we elect them to represent us not to represent their greed.
  • Wi Hubble
    signed 2020-02-09 13:45:56 +1100
    I agree with your Clean Politics Charter
  • David Thorp
    signed 2020-02-09 13:42:55 +1100
    We also need to limit the maximum contributions to political parties from individuals (like Clive Palmer)!
  • Lawrence Smith
    signed 2020-02-09 13:42:09 +1100
    Lawrence Smith
  • Bryan Alchin
    signed 2020-02-09 13:41:42 +1100
    Bryan Adrian Alchin
  • Greg Newall
    signed 2020-02-09 13:40:29 +1100