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

Laurel Acton
Elizabeth Boccalatte
Annie Morris Wieland
Megan Gayler
Nicolette Stasko
Emily Bullock
Christina Pender
Patricia Johnson
Leonie Holmes
William Laws
Leonard Berlin
Liz Thornton
Mark Stariha
Faye Lake
Elisabeth Dark
Michael Johnson
Pamela Nilsson
Eva Schlunke
Patrick Conaghan
Gordon Garradd
Sanchia Scott
Francess Godworth
Lois Katz
Frank Johnson

Will you sign?

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  • Laurel Acton
    signed 2016-10-20 07:31:00 +1100
  • Elizabeth Boccalatte
    signed 2016-10-20 07:03:49 +1100
    Elizabeth Boccalatte
  • Annie Morris Wieland
    signed 2016-10-20 06:52:36 +1100
    Increase funding and legal powers to ICAC
  • Megan Gayler
    signed 2016-10-20 06:19:10 +1100
  • Nicolette Stasko
    signed 2016-10-20 01:59:51 +1100
    It’s no surprise developers contribute so much to certain parties. How else would thy push trough such profitable fiascos like Westcon!!
  • Roger Brown
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  • Robert Bell
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  • Emily Bullock
    signed 2016-10-19 23:46:21 +1100
  • Christina Pender
    signed 2016-10-19 23:19:06 +1100
  • Patricia Johnson
    signed 2016-10-19 22:35:44 +1100
  • Leonie Holmes
    signed 2016-10-19 22:31:53 +1100
  • Rosa Ochoa
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  • Rosa Ochoa
    @rosao tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-19 22:30:29 +1100
  • William Laws
    signed 2016-10-19 22:27:58 +1100
  • Leonard Berlin
    signed 2016-10-19 22:16:46 +1100
  • Liz Thornton
    signed 2016-10-19 22:02:58 +1100
    We need ICAC badly
  • Liz Thornton
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  • Mark Stariha
    signed 2016-10-19 21:55:33 +1100
  • Faye Lake
    signed 2016-10-19 21:50:56 +1100
  • Elisabeth Dark
    signed 2016-10-19 21:35:28 +1100
  • Michelle Dixon
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  • Michael Johnson
    signed 2016-10-19 21:30:59 +1100
  • Pamela Nilsson
    signed 2016-10-19 20:55:05 +1100
  • Eva Schlunke
    signed 2016-10-19 20:37:06 +1100
  • Patrick Conaghan
    signed 2016-10-19 20:32:50 +1100
    Exposing high-level corruption in our country must be an essential safeguard for maintaining the integrity of our democracy and the ICAC needs to be adequately funded in order to do its essential work to this end.
  • Gordon Garradd
    signed 2016-10-19 20:28:46 +1100
  • Sanchia Scott
    signed 2016-10-19 20:27:46 +1100
  • Francess Godworth
    signed 2016-10-19 20:15:51 +1100
  • Lois Katz
    signed 2016-10-19 20:14:01 +1100
  • Frank Johnson
    signed 2016-10-19 20:10:55 +1100
    ICAC must be given total freedom and funding to carry out its critical role – the need for which has been well established and proven.

    Politicians who do not fully support ICAC should be queried and investigated over what they have to hide from the people who elected them (and pay their salaries).