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Misuse of Parliamentary entitlements

Lee Rhiannon 19 Dec 2013

The misuse of Parliamentary entitlements, violations of Parliamentary Codes of Conduct, incidents of abuse of office, and misleading the public is something I have been following for many years now. In this blogpost I have started tracking examples of these occurences. This is an ongoing project and it will continue to be updated in the New Year.

 

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Call for federal ICAC, ban political donations – solution to political corruption

Lee Rhiannon 5 Dec 2013

MEDIA RELEASE
5 December 2013

Call for federal ICAC, ban political donations – solution to political corruption

Commenting on news reports about allegations linking Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos and Liberal MP Karen McNamara with problematic political donations, Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has called for the establishment of a federal corruption watchdog and a ban on corporate donations.

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Motion on Political Donations

Lee Rhiannon 3 Dec 2013

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:57): I move:

That the Senate-
(a) notes that:

(i) political donations for the 2013 federal election made on or after 1 July 2013 will not be made public until 1 February 2015,

(ii) political donations under $12 400 do not have to be disclosed by parties or candidates to the Australian Electoral Commission, and

(iii) this higher disclosure threshold level means the public is not aware of the details of a large number of political donations received by political parties; and

(b) calls for:

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