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

Paul Whyte
John Spira
Benjamin Ng
Kathy Mispel
Keith Lyons
Robyn Longhurst
Liam Bailey
Susanne Tronser
Wendy Chapman
Johanna Trainor
Andrew Pik
De Brierley Newton
Peter de Waal
Michael Noonan
Terry Reynolds
Jonathan Harms
Michael Fox
Ben Woods
Greg Peterson
Jaspar McCahon-Boersma

Will you sign?

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  • Paul Whyte
    signed 2016-10-19 17:34:02 +1100
    Meeting this 1.5 M funding shortfall for ICAC is a fundamental need to detect and stop endemic corruption in NSW.
  • John Spira
    signed 2016-10-19 17:28:37 +1100
  • Benjamin Ng
    signed 2016-10-19 17:28:35 +1100
  • Kathy Mispel
    signed 2016-10-19 17:27:00 +1100
  • Keith Lyons
    signed 2016-10-19 17:25:50 +1100
  • Robyn Longhurst
    signed 2016-10-19 17:22:24 +1100
  • Liam Bailey
    signed 2016-10-19 17:21:53 +1100
  • Susanne Tronser
    signed 2016-10-19 17:21:52 +1100
  • Wendy Chapman
    signed 2016-10-19 17:21:23 +1100
  • Johanna Trainor
    signed 2016-10-19 17:21:12 +1100
  • Andrew Pik
    signed 2016-10-19 17:16:31 +1100
  • De Brierley Newton
    signed 2016-10-19 17:14:53 +1100
  • Peter de Waal
    signed 2016-10-19 17:14:04 +1100
    Peter de Waal
  • Michael Noonan
    signed 2016-10-19 17:11:11 +1100
  • Terry Reynolds
    signed 2016-10-19 17:11:01 +1100
  • Jonathan Harms
    signed 2016-10-19 17:10:30 +1100
    Adequate funding of the anti-corruption watchdog ICAC is crucial to the peace, order and good governance of NSW and should be the top priority for any decent government.
  • Michael Fox
    signed 2016-10-19 17:09:26 +1100
    I support Jamie Parker’s stand.
  • Ben Woods
    signed 2016-10-19 17:09:05 +1100
  • Greg Peterson
    signed 2016-09-29 06:16:44 +1000
    We need a Political Accountability Act. To include your six points with further enhancements, including defined criminal penalties for breaches and an investigative body to enforce eg expanded ICAC. Good luck, Baird will eventually be found to be the most corrupt Premier NSW has ever endured.
  • Jaspar McCahon-Boersma
    signed via 2016-09-27 14:59:46 +1000
  • Adam Taylor
    published this page in Petitions 2016-09-09 12:24:02 +1000