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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March Against Corruption

02 Nov 2013 | 1:00 pm

The March Against Corruption is an international campaign to raise awareness about the corrupting influence of money and special interests in governance and public policy making; to provide a forum for people, to organize and speak out against corruption; and to educate the public about the consequences of corruption.

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2000 Australians join campaign to reform Senate Voting

24 Oct 2013

Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has welcomed support for Senate electoral reform by Liberal Party federal director Brian Loughnane and outgoing Labor Senator Bob Carr.

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More transparency of MP allowances needed – how Labor and Coalition blocked Greens FOI plan

10 Oct 2013

The question I have been asked most frequently this week is why do some MPs use their allowances to fund their trips to weddings and sporting events. I obviously can’t answer that question.

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$56m funding of political parties highlights time to ban private money spend on elections

08 Oct 2013

Responding to the Australian Electoral Commission’s release of public funding to political parties, Senator Lee Rhiannon the Australian Greens Spokesperson for Democracy said,

“The AEC’s announcement that $56 million of public funding has been provided to political parties and independents for the 2013 election, puts the spotlight on the need for electoral funding reform that restricts the amount of private money used in elections and places caps on election expenditure.

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Greens will move to review flawed and dangerous Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

08 Oct 2013

Prime Minister Abbott should immediately stop the clock on negotiations over the secret text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which threatens to further extend the power of foreign multinational companies.

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MP entitlements farce

07 Oct 2013

The Greens have called on all parties to support legislative reform following more examples of inappropriate use of travel entitlements. Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said she would introduce a bill for a National Integrity Commissioner and Independent Parliamentary Adviser as soon as Parliament is recalled.

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WA Senate recount requested

02 Oct 2013

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said today that Western Australians stand to lose an intelligent and passionate environmental and social justice advocate in Scott Ludlam if the current Senate result stands.

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Bob Brown & Scott Ludlam on 94.5 FM on the vital role of Greens in the Senate

05 Sep 2013

Bob Brown & Scott Ludlam on 94.5 FM on the vital role of Greens in the Senate

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UK example shows need for Greens’ War Powers reform

02 Sep 2013

The defeat of the British Prime Minister's motion on military intervention in Syria in the House of Commons and President Obama taking the matter to Congress highlights the importance of strengthening Australia's democracy - by making military action subject to a vote in parliament.

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Greens plan for honesty and integrity in politics

01 Sep 2013

The Australian Greens today launched a plan to keep federal politicians honest. "Voters must be able to trust politicians, but you can't trust Labor or Tony Abbott to be honest unless it is in their own interests, or in the interests of their big business mates," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

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