Democracy & Local Government

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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Survey: Public link political donations with corruption

12 Aug 2013

 Responding to the Australian National University’s “Attitudes to Electoral Reform” poll released today, Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said:

 “This poll shows that the policies of Labor and the Coalition are at odds with the attitudes of Australian citizens.

 

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Greens renew call for West Australians to get on the electoral roll and make their voices heard

09 Aug 2013

Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam today renewed his call for Western Australians to enrol to vote before the Electoral Commission deadline on Monday at 8pm to ensure their voices are heard on election day.

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Greens urge young Queenslanders to get on a roll to enrol

09 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens today urged young Queenslanders to enrol to vote before the Australian Electoral Commission deadline on Monday at 8 pm to make sure their voices are heard on Election Day.

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Call for parties to clean up corporate donations

07 Aug 2013

Australian Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has called for Labor and the Coalition to commit to legislating to ban corporate donations to political parties and to voluntarily disclose online all political donations over $1000 donated in the current election.

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Cover-up: Government buries evidence of data retention plan

19 Jul 2013

The Federal Government has refused to turn over any documents regarding its plans for a data retention scheme, rejecting in entirety a Freedom of Information request from Greens Senator Scott Ludlam.

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Greens move to uncover Barnett’s secret rail business

12 Jul 2013

Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam has moved to reveal details of Colin Barnett's rail plans today through a set of Federal Freedom of Information requests after the Premier blocked attempts to uncover relevant documents for the second time.

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Greens call on young WA voters to match Tassie on enrolment

11 Jul 2013

Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam has urged voters who are not yet enrolled to spend a few minutes to enrol online, after new figures show WA lags behind most of the nation in voter enrolment.

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Abbott's Coalition a wolf in sheep's clothing on local govt referendum

25 Jun 2013

While welcoming the final passing of the laws to set up the Referendum for constitutional recognition of local government, Greens local government spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has accused the Coalition of running a spoiler campaign to undermine the chances of the Referendum passing.

 

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