Integrity and the influence of big money in Australian politics has been a huge issue in this federal election – so many of us want to see our elected leaders take the actions that will make our whole political system more fair, open, participatory and accountable.
What makes for good integrity policy? And where do the parties and candidates vying for your vote stand? On this page you’ll find:
The Framework for a Fair Democracy is a package of reforms that, together, would transform the way our political system works, and make it more fair for everyone. We’ve consulted experts, stakeholders and community groups, to ensure that we have the strongest possible suite of reforms. Our Framework is best practice, and we think that every party and candidate should commit to these measures.
While we need to enact all the policy positions in our Framework to begin the clean-up of our political system, this election there are a few things that we consider the most critical and time sensitive. You can use this checklist to assess whether a candidate or party is offering a solid integrity policy.
On April 12, we hosted an online policy forum, gathering 25 speakers ranging from political party representatives, independent MPs, and candidates. Each shared a 2 minute presentation about what they’ll do on integrity reforms if elected to Parliament.
A full list of speakers and the times of their remarks is shared in the dropdown menu below. Additionally, we invited the Liberal Party of Australia to participate and share the government’s position on integrity reforms and they did not accept the invitation.
These links direct to written statements or policy pages provided by the candidate or party listed. This is intended to be a resource for the community to get informed on who is promising what in terms of integrity reform.
If there’s a party you’d like to vote for that isn’t reflected here, we encourage you to write to your local candidate and ask them their position on our checklist of reforms. If you’re running for election and would like your policy added, please send it through!
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