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

Peter Lazareff
Susan Liddell
Brian Crowther
Sue Williamson
Natalie James
Diarmaid O'Mordha
Russell Olsson
Albert Lecoanet
Perry Stapleton
Virginia Thomas
Kim Salisbury
Tommie Mcsweeney
Helen Clemens
Mark Robinson
Janet Ellis
Douglas Walker
Susan Roxon
Janet Piper
Vivien Leek
Helena Websterh
Paula Terry-Lancaster
Jennie Kirby
Julie Muir
Nigel Dadswell
Julian Dresser
Quentin Dresser
Michelle Bleicher
Denis Rothwell
Frank Dennis
Robina Chaffey

Will you sign?

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  • Peter Lazareff
    signed 2020-02-10 14:55:08 +1100
  • Susan Liddell
    signed 2020-02-10 14:51:33 +1100
  • Brian Crowther
    signed 2020-02-10 14:42:15 +1100
    no more career politicians, strong federal anti-corruption watchdog required, good protection for whistleblowers, and an equivalent of the Corporations Act for politicians to comply with, ie no lying to voters, no withholding of information, limit politicians to 2 terms of parliament only so they are responsive to the community. No more donations of any sort to political parties, all funding for elections by tax payer funds.

    Also that MPs are banned from joining lobby groups and sitting on the boards of Oz or foreign companies or so called charities for 10 years after they leave parliament. That arrangements are regularly reviewed and updated to prevent MP’s or Senators from inventing or discovering new rorts.

    Brian Crowther
  • Sue Williamson
    signed 2020-02-10 14:39:28 +1100
    Democracy must be transparent
  • Natalie James
    signed 2020-02-10 14:17:06 +1100
  • Diarmaid O'Mordha
    signed 2020-02-10 13:43:17 +1100
  • Russell Olsson
    signed 2020-02-10 13:36:21 +1100
  • Albert Lecoanet
    signed 2020-02-10 13:25:05 +1100
  • Perry Stapleton
    signed 2020-02-10 13:20:44 +1100
  • Virginia Thomas
    signed 2020-02-10 12:53:38 +1100
    Virginia Thomas
  • Kim Salisbury
    signed 2020-02-10 12:50:04 +1100
  • Tommie Mcsweeney
    signed 2020-02-10 12:47:54 +1100
  • Helen Clemens
    signed 2020-02-10 12:40:05 +1100
  • Mark Robinson
    signed 2020-02-10 12:30:25 +1100
  • Janet Ellis
    signed 2020-02-10 12:24:22 +1100
  • Douglas Walker
    signed 2020-02-10 12:05:52 +1100
  • Susan Roxon
    signed 2020-02-10 12:03:58 +1100
    Susan Roxon
  • Janet Piper
    signed 2020-02-10 11:56:50 +1100
  • Vivien Leek
    signed 2020-02-10 11:52:12 +1100
  • Helena Websterh
    signed via 2020-02-10 11:38:52 +1100
  • Paula Terry-Lancaster
    signed 2020-02-10 11:38:18 +1100
  • Jennie Kirby
    signed 2020-02-10 11:37:27 +1100
  • Julie Muir
    signed 2020-02-10 11:31:30 +1100
    No phone calls pls
  • Nigel Dadswell
    signed 2020-02-10 11:25:04 +1100
  • Julian Dresser
    signed 2020-02-10 11:23:43 +1100
    Stop the corruption. IT IS NOT OK. Needs to be transparency. Democracy by the people, not rule by the rich and powerful.
  • Quentin Dresser
    signed 2020-02-10 11:16:17 +1100
    Quentin Dresser
  • Michelle Bleicher
    signed 2020-02-10 11:11:39 +1100
  • Denis Rothwell
    signed 2020-02-10 11:09:26 +1100
    It is pretty obvious that there will be no serious action from government on renewables while they are being supported by fossil fuel industries. It means that industry are running the government and this simply must change if we are to have any hope of a sustainable future.

    Denis Rothwell
  • Frank Dennis
    signed 2020-02-10 10:56:18 +1100
  • Robina Chaffey
    signed 2020-02-10 10:44:55 +1100