Our democracy shouldn’t be placed in the hands of greedy gambling giants, fossil fuel companies or property developers with self-serving interests.
Since I was elected, I’ve been fighting to get dirty money and dodgy deals out of politics.
My wins for integrity in politics include:
- Successfully campaigned to cap donations from individual donors to political parties at $4210 over 4 years.
- Introduced an integrity and anti-corruption Bill to Parliament that would impose strict rules on lobbying of politicians and empower Victoria’s anti-corruption commission to investigate MP behaviour.
- Introduced a motion calling on the government to get rid of the undemocratic ‘group voting tickets’ system, which leads to dodgy ‘preference harvesting’ and people being elected with less than 1% of the vote in Victoria. Our motion was unfortunately voted down by both Labor and the Liberals.
- Introducing a Bill to ban donations from property developers, which was unfortunately voted down by Labor and the Liberals.
I’m fighting for:
- A ban on donations to politicians, Councillors and candidates from the gambling, fossil fuel and property development industries – to keep corruption out of our politics.
- Ending ‘group voting tickets’ in Victoria’s upper house. This is a type of voting that is undemocratic and leads to people being elected with less than 1% of the vote due to dodgy preference deals.
- Strengthening the powers of Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission to investigate MPs, ministers, staffers and lobbyists.
- Making the diaries of ministers and parliamentary secretaries public, so we can all see who’s meeting with senior MPs. Other states already do this.
- Stopping the revolving door between ministers and lobbying, to prevent politicians bouncing straight from parliament into lucrative lobbyist jobs.
- Limiting Crown Casino’s increasing political influence, which it has gained through donations and corporate connections at the expense of the Victorian community.
- Establishing a Parliamentary Integrity Commissioner right now, to oversee MP standards, the lobbyist register, and investigate potential code of conduct breaches.
- Making our Victorian Parliament more democratic so cross-bench MPs and independents can introduce Bills, speak on motions and actually debate Bills from the Government. These activities are currently not-allowed in Victoria’s lower house, making it the most un-democratic Parliament in the whole of Australia.