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

Jason Tuckwell
Tony O'Brien
Alison Sandy
Kurt Svendsen
Prudence Parker
Alison Rixon
Lynne Thomson
Nicholas Loeve
Glenn Morris
Audrey Webb
Maurizio Labbate
Paul Jeffery
Sophia Kevans
Mary Powter
Carmel McCallum
Robyn Tooth
Bridget Brooklyn
Susan Sharpe
Chris Hardie
Nicola Chirlian
Diane Dell
Alesoun Marsden
Zena Davies
Diane Adams
Beth Robinson
Ruth Boydell
Lana Lazareff
Rosa Ochoa

Will you sign?

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  • Jason Tuckwell
    signed via 2016-11-17 13:07:52 +1100
  • Tony O'Brien
    signed via 2016-11-17 13:03:01 +1100
  • Alison Sandy
    signed 2016-11-17 13:02:25 +1100
  • Kurt Svendsen
    signed 2016-11-17 12:56:13 +1100
  • Prudence Parker
    signed 2016-11-17 12:53:49 +1100
  • Alison Rixon
    signed via 2016-11-17 12:47:43 +1100
  • Lynne Thomson
    signed 2016-11-17 12:46:40 +1100
  • Nicholas Loeve
    signed 2016-11-17 12:46:26 +1100
  • Glenn Morris
    signed 2016-11-17 12:42:13 +1100
  • Audrey Webb
    signed via 2016-11-17 12:27:26 +1100
    Audrey Webb
  • Maurizio Labbate
    signed 2016-11-17 12:25:51 +1100
  • Paul Jeffery
    signed 2016-11-17 12:23:32 +1100
    This latest move to silence ICAC is an insult to the people of NSW. Baird has a tin ear when it comes to democracy and accountability, so this is his answer, remove the watchdog.
  • Adam Taylor
    published this page in Petitions 2016-11-17 12:18:01 +1100
  • Sophia Kevans
    signed 2016-11-14 19:44:58 +1100
  • Mary Powter
    signed 2016-11-07 07:57:12 +1100
    Mary K Powter
  • Carmel McCallum
    signed 2016-11-03 09:51:44 +1100
    Political donations used to be a thing of the Third World, or so I thought, but now I realise they have been the reason behind most decisions in our system for ever! I do think the influence of larger donors is getting worse though. Andrew Robb taking the consultant’s contract in Darwin is another example of not knowing where the line should be drawn.
  • Robyn Tooth
    signed 2016-11-02 03:20:21 +1100
  • Bridget Brooklyn
    signed 2016-11-01 22:19:29 +1100
  • Zio Ledeux
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-31 17:05:48 +1100
    Sign the petition to support the Greens Clean Politics Charter
  • Susan Sharpe
    signed 2016-10-30 20:07:50 +1100
  • Chris Hardie
    signed 2016-10-30 08:57:53 +1100
  • Nicola Chirlian
    signed 2016-10-30 07:42:11 +1100
  • Diane Dell
    signed via 2016-10-29 17:58:12 +1100
  • Alesoun Marsden
    signed 2016-10-29 15:17:26 +1100
  • Zena Davies
    signed 2016-10-29 13:51:38 +1100
  • Diane Adams
    signed 2016-10-29 12:33:47 +1100
    I am a former newspaper journalist old enough to remember the corruption of the Askin era who has seen many decades of overt and covert attempts by Labor, Liberal and National party politicians; to destroy ICAC.

    I might add I am also a Queenslander by birth (albeit resident in NSW for 54 years) with a family who has been resident on the Gold Coast since the 1860s…yes 1860s…so have also seen the corrupting power of the development lobby in action north of the border!!

    I have no faith in any party apart from The Greens to stand up against the might of the developer $$$.

    Labor, Liberal and National pollies: Why not surprise me – and the millions of other disaffected voters – by supporting this campaign for clean politics?
  • Beth Robinson
    signed 2016-10-29 12:25:58 +1100
  • Ruth Boydell
    signed 2016-10-29 12:18:57 +1100
  • Lana Lazareff
    signed 2016-10-29 12:17:19 +1100
  • Rosa Ochoa
    signed 2016-10-29 10:38:31 +1100