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First Reading: Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donations Reform) Bill 2014

Lee Rhiannon 4 Dec 2014

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (12:44): I move:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to prohibit political donations from certain industries, and for related purposes. Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donations Reform) Bill 2014.
Question agreed to.

Senator RHIANNON: I present the bill and move:

That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.
Question agreed to.

Bill read a first time.


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All parties should back former Commissioner Ipp's call for national ICAC

Lee Rhiannon 24 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens have called on all parties to support the call of the former head of the NSW ICAC for a national anti-corruption body to be set up with the powers of a royal commission (ABC Four Corners

"If Labor and the Coalition do not now back a national ICAC the obvious question will be what do they have to hide?" Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said.

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Who is coming to dinner Treasurer - call for Hockey to release names

Lee Rhiannon 7 May 2014


Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has responded to reports that the Treasurer is pushing ahead with a series of exclusive high powered fund raising events for his election fund raising body the North Sydney Forum.

"Mr Hockey should release the list of attendees to reduce the perception of donation deals done behind closed doors," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Motion: Regulation of Lobbyists

Lee Rhiannon 17 Mar 2014

Lee moves a motion to increase regulation of lobbying, calling for the government to provide a legislative framework and to establish of an Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying. 

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:39): I move:

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$56m funding of political parties highlights time to ban private money spend on elections

Lee Rhiannon 9 Oct 2013

Responding to the Australian Electoral Commission’s release of public funding to political parties, Senator Lee Rhiannon the Australian Greens Spokesperson for Democracy said,

“The AEC’s announcement that $56 million of public funding has been provided to political parties and independents for the 2013 election, puts the spotlight on the need for electoral funding reform that restricts the amount of private money used in elections and places caps on election expenditure.

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