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Democracy Still for Sale in Tasmania

Nick Mckim

Nick Mckim  -  Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Tags: Justice, Political Donations

Nick McKIm MP | Greens Justice spokesperson

The Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin has washed her hands of any significant reform including restoring the House of Assembly to 35, introducing state based political donations disclosure laws, and capping election expenditure.

Clearly improving Tasmania’s democracy is not on the Attorney-General’s to-do-list.

Tasmanians deserve to know who has donated how much to which political party or candidate before they vote.

Dr Goodwin seems happy to keep voters in the dark regarding political donations, but Tasmanians deserve much better.

There is simply no excuse for failing to restore the House to 35 members, capping election expenditure, and introducing the real-time disclosure of political donations.

Clearly democracy is still for sale in Tasmania under the Liberals.