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

Glenda Sandars
Robert Sullivan
Satu Raunola-Spencer
Sarah Smith
theresa Mortimer
De Brierley Newton
Penelope Vos
Cristine Cusbert
Marion Barker
Aaron Smith
Wendy Smith
John Boyle
Wolfgang Koerner
Rie Shiraishi
Peter Temby
Marg Haenke
Richard Jackson
Kerry Elliott
Nick Chapman
Marny Blom
Nick Tidswell
Robyn Lee
Ian Hunkin
Jenny Oosterman
Jean Maxwell
Fiona Banovic
Darian Zam
Barry Link
Mark Shields

Will you sign?

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  • Glenda Sandars
    signed 2020-02-09 13:01:29 +1100
  • Robert Sullivan
    signed 2020-02-09 13:01:09 +1100
  • Satu Raunola-Spencer
    signed 2020-02-09 12:59:40 +1100
    Think ECO not EGO.
  • Sarah Smith
    signed 2020-02-09 12:59:23 +1100
  • theresa Mortimer
    signed 2020-02-09 12:59:22 +1100
  • De Brierley Newton
    signed 2020-02-09 12:59:07 +1100
  • Penelope Vos
    @Mondeto tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-09 12:58:38 +1100
    Sign our Clean Politics Charter to show the government that you care about standing up to corruption.
  • Penelope Vos
    signed 2020-02-09 12:58:24 +1100
    This is the core failure that needs fixing before we can do all the other work necessary to get our country back and heading in a progressive direction.
  • Cristine Cusbert
    signed 2020-02-09 12:58:07 +1100
  • Marion Barker
    signed 2020-02-09 12:55:40 +1100
    Terrifying to realise that the government of Australia no longer represents the people they are supposed to be protecting.
  • Aaron Smith
    signed 2020-02-09 12:55:20 +1100
    All of the above need to happen
  • Wendy Smith
    signed 2020-02-09 12:53:55 +1100
  • John Boyle
    signed 2020-02-09 12:52:02 +1100
    Decisions of the Parliament should be objectively determined on merit, not on the basis of “he who pays the piper, calls the tune.”

    All corporate donations to political parties should be banned.
  • Wolfgang Koerner
    signed 2020-02-09 12:51:56 +1100
    Great push – fully support this urgent initiative
  • Rie Shiraishi
    signed 2020-02-09 12:51:42 +1100
  • Peter Temby
    signed 2020-02-09 12:51:22 +1100
    We need a strong independent federal anti corruption watchdog, coupled with good whistleblower protection as well as banning of all political donations to clean up Australian politics. We also need politicians to have an equivalent of the Corporations Act which punishes lying and lack of disclosure. Limited terms for any politician ae also needed so we dont have professional politicians whose common aim is to stay in politics rather than represent the community they no longer do.
  • Marg Haenke
    signed 2020-02-09 12:51:17 +1100
  • Richard Jackson
    signed 2020-02-09 12:51:12 +1100
  • Kerry Elliott
    signed 2020-02-09 12:50:49 +1100
  • Nick Chapman
    signed 2020-02-09 12:48:39 +1100
    There’s so little time left to reign in the fossil fuel industry. Collective action – economical, political, social – is the only hope. congratulations to the Greens for maintaining the rage against political donations.
  • Marny Blom
    signed 2020-02-09 12:47:04 +1100
  • Nick Tidswell
    signed 2020-02-09 12:46:05 +1100
  • Robyn Lee
    signed 2020-02-09 12:45:42 +1100
  • Ian Hunkin
    signed 2020-02-09 12:44:13 +1100
  • Jenny Oosterman
    signed 2020-02-09 12:43:41 +1100
  • Jean Maxwell
    signed 2020-02-09 12:41:43 +1100
    All given reasons are worth fighting
  • Fiona Banovic
    signed 2020-02-09 12:40:33 +1100
  • Darian Zam
    signed 2020-02-09 12:40:07 +1100
  • Barry Link
    signed 2020-02-09 12:39:27 +1100
    Australians are sick of the graft and corruption! We won’t our democracy back and we want to see real progress on climate change as well as starting to take care of our flora, fauna and the planet!!!!
  • Mark Shields
    signed 2020-02-09 12:38:55 +1100
    Mark Shields