Federal integrity commission
Trust in politics is at an all-time low.
I believe the public disengages from politics when they see that that it fails to tackle our big public policy issues. When they see politicians more interested in partisan squabbling than in representing their constituents. And when political gain comes ahead of public interest.
Political, parliamentary and public service integrity is fundamental to the strength of Australian democracy. The transparency of campaign financing is key to its vitality. Capping donations at a modest limit is a powerful way of ensuring integrity.
I will work to reform political laws to lower the threshold for declaring donations and to reduce the time the public must wait before we find out who is bankrolling our politics.