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

John Kirkwood
Michael McNamara
David Howsam
William Thomas
Judy Morris
Jane Garnsey
Mark Johnson
Louise Rowling
Walter Sloss
Colin McWilliam
Ashley Dalton
Mary Coupe
Matthew Laird
Ryan Clarke
Beverley Inshaw
Tim Buesing
Gretchen Gamble
Norma Malone
Milena Romanin
Susan Moxham
Romayne Westwood
Juliet Sheen
Paul Francis
Robert Pulie
George Reynolds
Stephen Craven
Beth Shelley

Will you sign?

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  • John Kirkwood
    signed 2017-11-04 22:07:14 +1100
  • Michael McNamara
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-04 21:50:57 +1100
    Sign our Clean Politics Charter to show the government that you care about standing up to corruption.
  • Michael McNamara
    @McNamaraMP tweeted link to this page. 2017-11-04 21:50:53 +1100
    Sign our Clean Politics Charter to show the government that you care about standing up to corruption.
  • Michael McNamara
    signed via 2017-11-04 21:40:13 +1100
  • David Howsam
    signed 2017-11-04 21:25:08 +1100
    David Howsam
  • William Thomas
    signed 2017-11-04 20:41:17 +1100
  • Judy Morris
    signed 2017-11-04 20:12:15 +1100
  • Jane Garnsey
    signed 2017-11-04 20:03:18 +1100
  • Mark Johnson
    signed 2017-11-04 19:42:49 +1100
  • Louise Rowling
    signed 2017-11-04 19:33:08 +1100
  • Walter Sloss
    signed 2017-11-04 18:42:47 +1100
    Reinstate ICAC funding and resources.

    Please note points 1-6.

    Thank you.
  • Colin McWilliam
    signed 2017-11-04 18:31:02 +1100
  • Ashley Dalton
    signed 2017-11-04 18:22:18 +1100
  • Mary Coupe
    signed 2017-11-04 18:20:14 +1100
  • Matthew Laird
    signed 2017-11-04 17:27:36 +1100
  • Ryan Clarke
    signed 2017-11-04 17:00:03 +1100
  • Beverley Inshaw
    signed 2017-11-04 16:51:11 +1100
    Beverley Inshaw
  • Tim Buesing
    signed 2017-11-04 16:21:16 +1100
  • Gretchen Gamble
    signed 2017-11-04 15:54:58 +1100
  • Norma Malone
    signed 2017-11-04 14:59:23 +1100
  • Milena Romanin
    signed 2017-11-04 14:37:52 +1100
  • Susan Moxham
    signed 2017-11-04 14:28:09 +1100
    Already calls are being made for an ICAC investigation into the NSW Government related to the enormous disparity between what a coal fired power plant sold for recently in the Hunter Valley and its recent revaluation (a difference in excess of $70m) and the Dan Murphy leasehold in Roselle.
  • Romayne Westwood
    signed 2017-11-04 14:24:23 +1100
  • Juliet Sheen
    signed 2017-11-04 14:21:41 +1100
  • Paul Francis
    signed 2017-11-04 14:00:29 +1100
  • Robert Pulie
    signed 2017-11-04 13:54:52 +1100
  • George Reynolds
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-11-04 13:54:05 +1100
    Sign our Clean Politics Charter to show the government that you care about standing up to corruption.
  • George Reynolds
    signed 2017-11-04 13:53:38 +1100
  • Stephen Craven
    signed 2017-11-04 12:56:33 +1100
    I am deeply concerned about ICAC sackings, six investigators will be sacked because of government cuts. ICAC has proven to be a most effective tool against political corruption, makes one wonder why any government would want to cut funds that could render it less effective?

    Dr Stephen Craven PhD
  • Beth Shelley
    signed 2017-11-04 12:53:15 +1100