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National Integrity Survey

People all across Australia support reforms to bring greater integrity to our political system. The National Integrity Survey is a volunteer led effort to show just how popular many of these reforms are.

#OurDemocracy community members from all over the country collectively spent hundreds of hours letterboxing, having street conversations, and sharing the survey through their networks.

Together we collected 10,375 surveys from people in all 151 electorates across the country.

The responses paint a clear picture: there is widespread support for reforms to control the influence of big money and lobbying in our political system.

Survey results

Download a report of the results or click through each question below

1. The Government should establish a federal corruption watchdog.

96%

of people support a federal anti-corruption body

2. There should be limits on how much corporations, individuals, and other organisations can donate to political parties and candidates.

96%

of people support caps on political donations

3. Australians should know who is donating money to political parties.

98%

of people support disclosure of who makes political donations

4. Large political donations are undermining Australia’s system of democratic government.

95%

of people believe large political donations undermine our democracy

5. There should be limits on how much money political parties can spend on election campaigns.

95%

of people support limits on election campaign spending

6. Politicians should have to publicly disclose which professional lobbyists they’re meeting with, and what they are meeting about.

96%

of people support disclosure of professional lobbying of politicians

7. We should have truth in political advertising laws to stop politicians and campaigners knowingly lying to voters in elections.

98%

of people support truth in political advertising laws

What’s next

The National Integrity Survey shows that integrity reform measures are popular with people across Australia.

In the upcoming Federal Election, we can use these survey results to put integrity firmly on the agenda.

By sending the survey results to election candidates and sitting parliamentarians all across the country, we can demonstrate the broad-based support in the community for these integrity measures and urge candidates to support them if they are elected.