E-lectorate news 13/05

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has been under consistent attack by conservative commentators, former Liberal MPs and former Ministers. 

Last week, I won support from the Lower House of Parliament to guarantee adequate and full funding for ICAC’s present and future investigations. With the NSW Budget due in June, it’s vital the ICAC is able to continue its work without any threat budget of cuts.

This achievement was an important move to defend ICAC to ensure clean governance in NSW. Join my campaign here jamieparker.org/cleanpoliticsnow

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cleanpolitcs_mini.jpgICAC Funding Secured

ICAC has exposed shocking information about how illegal donations may have been channeled through back door avenues to the NSW Liberal Party. These revelations illustrate the importance of having an independent body that can investigate corruption in our state without fear or favour. I will continue to fight for clean politics and protect ICAC from budget cuts and criticism.

Find out more here jamieparker.org/greens_move_to_protect_icac_funding


money-sized.jpgLegislation on Restricting Backdoor Illegal Donations

Our political system has become tainted with elaborate schemes to funnel political donations from those seeking to influence decision-making. To counter this corrupt behaviour, I am introducing legislation that will stop donations from being channeled through associated entities like the Free Enterprise Foundation.

The legislation will ensure that donations are only made directly to political parties, rather than organisations or individuals associated with them. Parties also will be made responsible for tracing donations to their sources, and certifying that they are legal donors.

These moves are a part of our campaign to clean up politics in NSW. You can add your voice by signing our petition at jamieparker.org/cleanpoliticsnow

kitchengarden.jpgLearning Kitchen Takes Off at Annandale Public School

Last week I was thrilled to attend the grand opening of the Annandale Public School P&C Association's new learning kitchen, Annabel's Kitchen. I helped facilitate a grant of almost $35,000 for this project which was also funded by the P&C as well as a lot of pro bono support from parents and friends.

I visited the school last October and talked to the P&C about their vision for turning a kitchen which had been dormant for 30 years into a fresh, new learning space. Special thanks to Ellie Luff who gave endless energy for the project.  Also many thanks go to the architect Simon Bathgate.

I'd like to acknowledge the marvelous work of the P&C including; Ghezal Ahmadzada, Rachael Beckett, Peter Bestel, Lucia Cavandish-Bell, Susie Choi, Sally Corbett, Michele Cranston, Lester Currie, Cath Derksema, Leanne Eastway, Kay Edwards, Keith Guy, Rick Hull, Jonny Jones, Imogen Kershaw, Ann Morey, Craig Nielsen, Melanie Oxley, James Powditch, Deanna Rhule, Martha Rochas, Christian Rugge-Price, Natalie & Tony Truong, and broader APS Community.

Congratulations also to Annandale Public School’s fantastic principal, Ellie Moore. The completion of this project also marked the contribution of a champion of the school and wider community. Annabel’s Kitchen was named after Annabel Bagot, a very active member of the P&C who sadly passed away before the project was realised. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends who can be confident that her contribution will live on through this vibrant project. 


Expanded Mort Bay Community Garden Thriving 

The Mort Bay Community Garden in Birchgrove is a wonderful initiative that has seen disused land in the park brought to life. I helped facilitate a $10,000 grant in order to extend the garden and support this transformation. 

I was delighted to attend a garden party for the official opening of the expansion. The community garden is testament to the power of local community and the change it can achieve.

I've been in close contact with the Community Garden’s members since it was established in 2011 and wanted to help them with their dream of having more garden beds, extra storage and a children’s area. I was thrilled to celebrate with the community by providing a sausage sizzle and our trusty BBQ! Find out more about the Mort Bay Community Garden HERE

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