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

Angus Mcinnes
Robert England
John Lopez
Johanna Nicholls
Stuart Walker
Trevor Snape
Mary Aniol
Ian Darnton-Hill
Jeffrey Clark
Kate Yanz
Peter Green
Bart Hayes
Janet Simpson
John Zucco
Yolande Nardi
Peter Lyall
Donna Maegraith
Andrew Fraser
Melissa Armstrong
Christine Wheeler
Kerry Mcgill
Viiu Jaaniste
Kere Eaton
Barney Gardner
Julie Tomlin
Valmai Marshall
Snjezana Jeftic
Michael Mihajlovic
Wendy Delaney

Will you sign?

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  • Angus Mcinnes
    signed 2020-02-09 12:37:41 +1100
  • Robert England
    signed 2020-02-09 12:37:03 +1100
    The corruption in the LNP is unbelievable. It is real obscenity when politicians can be bought by those wanting to continue their destructive mining, especially the coal mining companies. The receiving of bribes for favours has, to my knowledge, always been illegal so how does the LNP avoid being charged for their actions. Golly gosh, I forgot that the Coalition controls the Australian Federal Police. and organisation that should be free of political interference, but is not. The raids on the Labor Party rooms, the raids on the ABC and an ABC reporters home had to be instigated by the LNP show that the AFP is controlled by the Conservatives
  • John Lopez
    signed 2020-02-09 12:37:00 +1100
  • Johanna Nicholls
    signed 2020-02-09 12:36:58 +1100
  • Stuart Walker
    signed 2020-02-09 12:35:33 +1100
  • Trevor Snape
    signed 2020-02-09 12:34:57 +1100
  • Mary Aniol
    signed 2020-02-09 12:31:37 +1100
  • Ian Darnton-Hill
    signed 2020-02-09 12:31:13 +1100
  • Jeffrey Clark
    signed 2020-02-09 12:31:00 +1100
  • Kate Yanz
    signed 2020-02-09 12:28:37 +1100
  • Bart Hayes
    @Bongo_Bart tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-09 12:28:15 +1100
    Sign our Clean Politics Charter to show the government that you care about standing up to corruption.
  • Peter Green
    signed via 2020-02-09 12:27:02 +1100
    Some might ask why we would sign this petition. I say ‘why wouldn’t you’? It encapsulates so much of what underpins the current failure of democracy in NSW and Australia in general.
  • Bart Hayes
    signed 2020-02-09 12:26:58 +1100
  • Janet Simpson
    signed 2020-02-09 12:26:28 +1100
  • John Zucco
    signed 2020-02-09 12:26:12 +1100
  • Yolande Nardi
    signed 2020-02-09 12:24:16 +1100
    1) Ban all corporate political donations please.

    2) Protect whistleblowers, please protect them.

    3) Extend financial disclosure and transparency.
  • Peter Lyall
    signed 2020-02-09 12:23:19 +1100
  • Donna Maegraith
    signed 2020-02-09 12:22:34 +1100
  • Andrew Fraser
    signed 2020-02-09 12:21:04 +1100
  • Melissa Armstrong
    signed 2020-02-09 12:20:15 +1100
  • Christine Wheeler
    signed 2020-02-09 12:20:07 +1100
  • Kerry Mcgill
    signed 2020-02-09 12:19:43 +1100
    Kerry McGill
  • Viiu Jaaniste
    signed 2020-02-09 12:18:58 +1100
    How do they do it?!!
  • Kere Eaton
    signed 2020-02-09 12:17:06 +1100
  • Barney Gardner
    signed 2020-02-09 12:16:45 +1100
  • Julie Tomlin
    signed 2020-02-09 12:16:39 +1100
  • Valmai Marshall
    signed 2020-02-09 12:16:12 +1100
  • Snjezana Jeftic
    signed 2020-02-09 12:15:01 +1100
  • Michael Mihajlovic
    signed 2020-02-09 12:14:16 +1100
    Democracy is government by the people for the people! Not just the rich ones!
  • Wendy Delaney
    signed 2020-02-09 12:14:09 +1100