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Coalition, Fielding stymie public accountability

Media Release
Bob Brown 11 Mar 2009

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

The Coalition and Family First today blocked six patently reasonable reforms to the Electoral Act to keep a system of Howard-era cover-ups and political murk in place, Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

"They voted against fair democratic reform aimed at reducing the influence of wealthy donors. It corrupts politics. Senator Fielding has relegated the idea of putting the interests of families' first," Senator Brown said.

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