Clean up politics


People have lost confidence in politicians. Join our campaign to root out corruption from politics and build a democracy that works for everyone.

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It’s time to take our democracy back.

Money shouldn’t be able to buy government contracts, development approvals, political access or political influence. And it’s not just the fossil fuel industry doing it. 

Cleaning up politics is a big job and needs to start from the ground up.

At the last election a record one in three Australians voted for minor parties or independents. 

Our Parliament is now the most diverse it’s ever been, with more Greens, minor parties and independents than ever before. I think you’ll agree that’s a good thing!

But it’s no surprise that just 18 months later we’re hearing that Labor and the Liberals are stitching up a secret deal to make elections harder for the Greens, minor parties and independents. 

The Greens are working to ensure our parliament reflects the community it represents and acts in the public interest, not the interests of big corporations and the super rich. 

Our plan to clean up elections

Make elections fairer: 

  • introducing truth in political advertising laws
  • reforming donation laws to ban dirty donations, cap all other donations to $1k, and require real time disclosure
  • capping electoral spending so elections can’t be bought by those with the deepest pockets 

Our plan to clean up parliament

Lift the standards and improve transparency and accountability:

  • strengthening the Register of Interests so all potential conflicts are disclosed
  • strengthening the Lobbying Code and publish Ministers’ diaries so you know who’s meeting with who 
  • making FOI laws more effective
  • implementing an enforceable Code of Conduct for all politicians and senior staff (not just Ministers) so there are clear consequences for misconduct

Our plan to clean up rorting and corruption

Uncover rorting and corrupt conduct:

  • protecting whistleblowers
  • funding the ANAO to audit all relevant government programs

Our plan to stop politicians from ‘cleaning up’ when they leave parliament

Jam the revolving door between industry and politics and stop politicians from profiteering:

  • extending the Lobbying Code to all lobbyists
  • preventing Ministers and senior staff taking roles in industries they used to regulate within 5 years of leaving parliament

Our plan to revive democracy

Making sure more diverse voices are heard in parliament:

  • removing barriers to election for public servants and dual citizens
  • encouraging participation by under-represented groups
  • supporting the right to protest and public advocacy
  • trialing innovative ways to increase public engagement in politics 

Everyone benefits from a culture of honesty, integrity, transparency, and accountability in politics. It’s what we all deserve, and only the Greens have a clear plan to deliver it. 

Want to know more about the Greens policies and plans to clean up politics?