COME CLEAN: Press Articles

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JCF Come Clean Press Release October 12th 2016

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March 29, 2017

HOW CLEAN MIGHT WE BECOME? A PROGRESS REPORT ON REFORMING AUSTRALIA’S FEDERAL POLITICAL DONATIONS REGIME

Colleen Lewis, Monash University

Dr Colleen Lewis, adjunct Professor National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University presents a progress report on parliamentary progress on reform of the political donations regime in Australian.

Download Here: JCF Interim Report Pol Don g March 2017

 

January 18, 2017

Turnbull makes a good start on expenses, but needs to go further

Colleen Lewis, Monash University

Malcolm Turnbull is to be congratulated on establishing an independent body to oversee politicians’ expenses, but an independent anti-corruption commission is still needed.

 

January 12, 2017

Expenses reform is easy and essential – the only thing lacking is politicians’ resolve to do it

Colleen Lewis, Monash University

Voters are fed up with political scandals consuming time and energy, especially when the country is facing several social and economic challenges.

 

September 12, 2016

When political self-interest decides donations rules, what chance reform in the public interest?

Colleen Lewis, Monash University

Every reform politicians suggest for Australia’s political donations regime needs to be motivated solely by the desire to enhance the public interest.

 

August 29, 2016

Why are professional development standards for new and returning federal MPs so inadequate?

Colleen Lewis, Monash University

Unlike most occupations, MPs are not obliged to take part in any education and training programs to prepare them for their role.

 

July 20, 2016

Queenslanders will soon see in real-time who’s paying politicians – now Canberra must act

Colleen Lewis, Monash University

At long last, Australia has a government that is prepared to introduce real-time disclosure for political donations – a crucial change that lets voters make an informed choice at the ballot box.

 

March 31, 2016

Reforming political donations is essential if we are to trust our politicians

Colleen Lewis, Monash University

Friday’s COAG meeting is a perfect opportunity for politicians to govern in the public interest: and that should start with reforming political donations.

 

December 4, 2014

Politicians forget what public trust means – we must remind them

Colleen Lewis, Monash University

There cannot be a more important office or more challenging role than being a member of parliament. This is especially so for government MPs and ministers, including the newly elected Victorian ministry…

 

November 27, 2014

It’s hard for voters to trust leaders who won’t promise true integrity

Colleen Lewis, Monash University

The Accountability Round Table (ART), a non-partisan organisation, wrote to the three major political parties two months ago seeking their position on three important arms of Victoria’s integrity system…

 

October 3, 2014

How to restore trust in politics after the Victorian election

Colleen Lewis, Monash University

A fundamental lack of trust is at the heart of Australian politicians’ extremely poor reputation. It is the main reason why people’s opinions about their elected representatives have mutated from healthy…

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