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

Maria Manning
Paul Hanasz
Ruby Stephens
Helen Reynolds
Patricia Cruise
Jocelyn Morris
Pamela Reeves
Paul Procee
Sophia Kevans
Meredith Stanton
Peter Sayers
Becky Dadswell
Marita Ogburn
Freya Hadley
Rika Bolton
Karen Pike
Karen Saffin
Martin O'Sullivan
Rolf Wood
Lee Kemp
Hilary Glover
Gabrielle Merten
Karen Sommerville
Geoffrey Harris
maryellen flynn
Terry Burrows
Brian Sawyer
Corrie Ancone
Alan Little

Will you sign?

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  • Maria Manning
    signed 2020-02-11 17:23:27 +1100
  • Paul Hanasz
    signed 2020-02-11 17:18:38 +1100
  • Ruby Stephens
    signed 2020-02-11 15:57:50 +1100
  • Helen Reynolds
    signed 2020-02-11 15:20:25 +1100
  • Patricia Cruise
    signed 2020-02-11 15:12:49 +1100
  • Jocelyn Morris
    signed 2020-02-11 15:04:00 +1100
  • Pamela Reeves
    signed 2020-02-11 14:55:52 +1100
  • Paul Procee
    signed 2020-02-11 14:39:55 +1100
  • Sophia Kevans
    signed 2020-02-11 13:20:53 +1100
  • Meredith Stanton
    @CloudsCreek tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-11 12:58:15 +1100
    Sign our Clean Politics Charter to show the government that you care about standing up to corruption.
  • Meredith Stanton
    signed 2020-02-11 12:57:55 +1100
    I would vote for tougher media ownership laws as well.

    Sky News is xenophobic trash!
  • Peter Sayers
    signed 2020-02-11 12:40:12 +1100
    Australian politics need to be taken back to the basic democratic principle of everyone having an equal vote, not a system that is being corrupted and distorted by big business.
  • Becky Dadswell
    signed via 2020-02-11 12:19:12 +1100
  • Marita Ogburn
    signed 2020-02-11 11:17:36 +1100
  • Freya Hadley
    signed 2020-02-11 10:48:57 +1100
  • Rika Bolton
    signed 2020-02-11 09:44:09 +1100
  • Karen Pike
    signed via 2020-02-11 09:23:41 +1100
  • Karen Saffin
    signed via 2020-02-11 09:20:23 +1100
  • Martin O'Sullivan
    signed 2020-02-11 09:18:04 +1100
  • Rolf Wood
    signed 2020-02-11 09:16:15 +1100
    For far too long, vested interests have bought our governments. Promises to the public at election time, then ignored while they do the bidding of developers, miners, and anyone else who pays up. A system geared for hidden conflicts of interest and corruption.
  • Lee Kemp
    signed via 2020-02-11 09:08:17 +1100
  • Hilary Glover
    signed 2020-02-11 08:30:04 +1100
  • Gabrielle Merten
    signed via 2020-02-11 07:57:35 +1100
    Clean up the system.
  • Karen Sommerville
    signed 2020-02-11 06:37:56 +1100
  • Geoffrey Harris
    signed 2020-02-11 06:05:21 +1100
    Where is the federal ICAC…Ho Ho Ho
  • maryellen flynn
    signed 2020-02-11 03:05:52 +1100
    politicians say that they are honest when in fact they are not this should be stopped
  • Terry Burrows
    signed 2020-02-11 00:00:13 +1100
  • Brian Sawyer
    signed 2020-02-10 23:39:04 +1100
    Brian Sawyer – elections in Australia are becoming more and more disgraceful each time. 2019 the worst yet.
  • Corrie Ancone
    signed via 2020-02-10 22:37:29 +1100
    clean the Scum out of the Government!
  • Alan Little
    signed via 2020-02-10 22:24:24 +1100