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

Kimberley Campbell-Zeltner
Jane Dargaville
Thea Eves
Malcolm Waldron
Mauricio Perez
Terry Morgan
Glenda Laurence
Jennifer Fuller
Elaine Moon
Ruth Haig
Fiona Ballard
Graham Wilkins
Janet Harwood
Roger Miller
Isabel Shearman
Brigitte Ringe
Veronica Akhurst
Joanne Wicks
Peter Gardner
Hannah Middleton
Angela Burrows
Teresa Wilkinson
Benjamin Talbot
Barbara Briggs
Warwick Doberer
Katerina Shmaiger
Anne McKeon
Volker Pfannenberg
Marie Morris
Sean Burke

Will you sign?

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  • Kimberley Campbell-Zeltner
    signed 2017-02-20 18:16:52 +1100
  • Jane Dargaville
    signed 2017-02-20 18:07:58 +1100
    Voters are very cheesed off about the political process, and I don’t want to see the constituency lurch any further to the loony right. The “six critical steps” identified by the Greens are essential to clean up the current quagmire and ensure people can maintain some faith in the system.
  • Thea Eves
    signed 2017-02-20 17:27:41 +1100
    Thea Eves
  • Malcolm Waldron
    signed 2017-02-20 17:08:24 +1100
  • Mauricio Perez
    signed 2017-02-20 16:57:34 +1100
    Mauricio Perez
  • Terry Morgan
    signed 2017-02-20 16:56:08 +1100
  • Glenda Laurence
    signed 2017-02-20 16:36:32 +1100
  • Jennifer Fuller
    signed 2017-02-20 15:40:55 +1100
  • Elaine Moon
    signed 2017-02-20 12:48:18 +1100
  • Ruth Haig
    signed 2017-02-20 12:32:58 +1100
  • Fiona Ballard
    signed 2017-02-20 11:12:31 +1100
  • Graham Wilkins
    signed 2017-02-20 10:48:28 +1100
  • Janet Harwood
    signed 2017-02-20 10:11:15 +1100
    Thanks to the Greens for doing something to clean up politics – we need a strong ICAC
  • Roger Miller
    signed 2017-02-20 09:49:30 +1100
    Yes Jamie I have been around long enough to be very critical of politicians who do not and will not listen to the people and take common sense actions.

    Get out in the REAL world, experience fire fighting, ride with the trucks and farmers donating stock feed, go see the wild dogs ripping the intestines out of sheep as their one day old lamb tries to get it’s first drink. etc, etc, etc… I know this doesn’t happen in Balmain. I remember Darling Street being blocked so that illegal gaming machines could be craned into an establishment.

    I have possibly wasted my time, in my experience politicians usually do not read the peasants scribblings.

    Regards, Roger L Miller.
  • Isabel Shearman
    signed 2017-02-20 08:47:59 +1100
  • Brigitte Ringe
    signed 2017-02-20 07:36:17 +1100
  • Veronica Akhurst
    signed 2017-02-19 19:50:56 +1100
  • Joanne Wicks
    signed 2017-02-19 17:45:38 +1100
  • Peter Gardner
    signed 2017-02-19 17:37:02 +1100
  • Hannah Middleton
    signed 2017-02-19 16:40:13 +1100
  • Angela Burrows
    signed 2017-02-19 16:18:45 +1100
    It is essential that have a strong ICAC to make sure the corruption that has been rife in the past does not happen again
  • Teresa Wilkinson
    signed 2017-02-19 15:18:31 +1100
    how can fair decisions be made about the provision of housing/building/zoning/facilities/social housing/open spaces ect., when those decisions are no longer made on the grounds of the needs of the people decided by NSW Government Research ratified by an independent Government free of the repugnant stain of unscrupulous behaviour on behalf of those in, or involved in, decisions made in the NSW Parliament?
  • Benjamin Talbot
    signed 2017-02-18 19:29:20 +1100
    Ben Talbot
  • Barbara Briggs
    signed 2017-02-18 17:59:24 +1100
  • Warwick Doberer
    signed 2017-02-18 17:40:43 +1100
  • Katerina Shmaiger
    signed 2017-02-18 16:45:01 +1100
  • Anne McKeon
    signed 2017-02-18 16:34:16 +1100
    Anne Catherine McKeon
  • Volker Pfannenberg
    signed 2017-02-18 16:16:14 +1100
  • Marie Morris
    signed 2017-02-18 15:23:29 +1100
  • Sean Burke
    signed 2017-02-18 14:48:53 +1100