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

Lachlan Laurie
K Leadbeatter
Michael Buick
Stuart Thrupp
Pamela Rose
Beverley Stanton
Belinda Wardle
James Brown
Mick Cooper
Toni Hawkins
Phil Jenkinson
Kathy Holmes
Patricia Brosnan
Rose Boutin
Ewan Kennedy
Robyn Regan
Nicholas Kline
Amy Parish
Annie Nielsen
Samuel Northfield
Jane Little
Marc Barthes
Peter O'Reilly
Phil Ryan
Charlotte Samiec
Kathy Burgess
Brian Springfield
Perry Gibson
Brian Adam

Will you sign?

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  • Lachlan Laurie
    signed 2016-11-17 20:41:27 +1100
  • K Leadbeatter
    signed 2016-11-17 20:41:13 +1100
  • Michael Buick
    signed via 2016-11-17 20:39:56 +1100
  • Stuart Thrupp
    signed 2016-11-17 20:39:23 +1100
    Stuart Thrupp
  • Pamela Rose
    signed 2016-11-17 20:37:25 +1100
    We certainly need the ICAC unfettered.
  • Beverley Stanton
    signed 2016-11-17 20:34:06 +1100
  • Belinda Wardle
    signed 2016-11-17 20:32:57 +1100
    Stop corruption in politics.
  • James Brown
    signed 2016-11-17 20:30:56 +1100
    James Brown
  • Mick Cooper
    signed 2016-11-17 20:30:19 +1100
  • Toni Hawkins
    signed 2016-11-17 20:28:51 +1100
    Baird has to go! For all his moves & cover ups!
  • Phil Jenkinson
    signed 2016-11-17 20:24:54 +1100
    This dirty trick to avoid scrutiny is not acceptable or democratic.
  • Kathy Holmes
    signed 2016-11-17 20:24:29 +1100
    I have no faith in our politicians after this Kathy Holmes
  • Patricia Brosnan
    signed 2016-11-17 20:23:51 +1100
  • Ewan Kennedy
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-17 20:21:42 +1100
    Support ICAC - sign the Greens Clean Politics Charter
  • Rose Boutin
    signed 2016-11-17 20:21:37 +1100
    Our priority should be to ban political donations once and for all. Its corrosive affects us all greatly. We crave for greater transparency, so please ban donations to political parties from mining companies and government contractors and extend limits on spending and donations to local government elections. 

    Secondly, we must secure ICAC’s future at all cost. We also must work with the Greens for a constitutional amendment to secure the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s future and protect it from retribution for exposing the behaviour of powerful members of parliament.

    Yours truly
  • Ewan Kennedy
    signed 2016-11-17 20:21:18 +1100
    They work for us, not the other way around!
  • Robyn Regan
    signed via 2016-11-17 20:09:55 +1100
    SIGNED and not at all happy about this….
  • Nicholas Kline
    signed 2016-11-17 20:07:25 +1100
  • Amy Parish
    signed 2016-11-17 20:05:01 +1100
    Amy Parish
  • Annie Nielsen
    signed 2016-11-17 20:05:01 +1100
    I believe it was a Liberal who first established ICAC. How disgraceful that they and Labor want to weaken it.
  • Samuel Northfield
    signed 2016-11-17 20:04:55 +1100
    Samuel Northfield
  • Jane Little
    signed 2016-11-17 20:01:11 +1100
  • Marc Barthes
    signed via 2016-11-17 19:58:26 +1100
  • Peter O'Reilly
    signed 2016-11-17 19:55:54 +1100
    Sick of this guy. They got caught and that is it. You are not above the law.
  • Phil Ryan
    signed 2016-11-17 19:55:33 +1100
  • Charlotte Samiec
    signed 2016-11-17 19:54:31 +1100
    Politicians should be serving the people and not themselves.
  • Kathy Burgess
    signed 2016-11-17 19:53:31 +1100
  • Brian Springfield
    signed 2016-11-17 19:53:21 +1100
  • Perry Gibson
    signed 2016-11-17 19:50:58 +1100
  • Brian Adam
    signed 2016-11-17 19:50:03 +1100
    Slow erosion of Aussie culture…