Democracy

 

Lee is the Australian Greens spokesperson on Democracy. The Greens are committed to reforms that give people more of a say in how Australian government works and introduces proportional representation. The Greens are campaigning to remove the corrupting influence of donations from Australian politics and to strengthen the democratic values of our voting system. 

The Greens are committed to ensuring that those marginalised and with little power have their voice heard and can genuinely participate in the political process.   We are working to tighten the federal lobbyist code of conduct which is weak and lags behind other countries.

 

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Labor votes with Liberals, Nationals against Senate motion on CSG and political donations

19 Mar 2015

Labor has voted with the Liberals and Nationals to block a Senate motion that detailed their failure to return all the political donations that they have received from the CSG company Santos.

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Top govt appointment linked to Beach Energy – generous donor to Liberals

19 Mar 2015

A top Abbott government appointment has been linked to Beach Energy – a generous donor to the Liberal Party.

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Turnbull should be a team player on Senate voting reform

12 Mar 2015

Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon responds to Malcolm Turnbull’s comments on Senate voting reform.

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Estimates: Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Australian Electoral Commission)

03 Mar 2015

Lee questions the AEC on its handling of discrepancies between donor and recipient records of political donations and also how it views amendments made to these records.

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Estimates: Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Australian National Audit Office)

01 Mar 2015

Lee questions officials from the Australian National Audit Office about their report on the Department of Parliamentary Services.

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Coalition removes mining tax - mining industry increase donation to Coalition by 350%

02 Feb 2015

When Prime Minister Tony Abbott colluded with mining magnate Clive Palmer to scrap the mining tax he should have declared that the federal Coalition was given $1.1 million from the mining industry in just one year.

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Political donations data out: political donations up by 600 per cent in election year

02 Feb 2015

The Australian Greens say electoral funding data released today by the Australian Electoral Commission reveals that political donations in the 2013-2014 financial year hit a record $202 million, which is an increase of 600 per cent from the previous year.

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Speech: Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donations Reform) Bill 2014 Second Reading

04 Dec 2014

Lee's second reading speech for the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donations Reform) Bill 2014.

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Greens Bill to ban political donations from developers, tobacco, alcohol, gambling and mining industries

04 Dec 2014

Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon will today introduce into the Senate the party's Donations Reform Bill that would ban political donations from developers, tobacco, alcohol, gambling and mining industries.

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Govt committee report upholds Brandis weakening of FOI

26 Nov 2014

The Greens dissenting report on the FOI Bill before the Senate recommends that the legislation is not passed and that the Coalition government establish a comprehensive review into the workings of FOI as recommended by the Hawke Review.

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