Under Anti-Corruption are pieces discussing anticorruption commissions, caps on donations to political parties, independent public appointment systems and post ministerial employment.

Issue sheets - democracy

Anti-corruption commissions

This is a discussion of anti-corruption bodies in Australia and an argument for the appointment of anti-corruption commissions in current jurisdictions without them (Commonwealth, Victoria, South Australia)…

Caps on donations

Caps on donations discusses caps on donations to political parties and arguments for increased public funding of political parties as a replacement…

Independent public appointment systems

This is a discussion about independent appointment systems for public offices and an argument for their widespread adoption…

Post ministerial employment and lobbyists

This is a discussion about the problems associated with the employment of ministers after they have retired from parliament. It is also an argument about the need for registration of and strict rules related to lobbyists…


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The table Democratic Reform Initiatives – current status briefly summarises areas of desirable democratic reform and the justifications for such reform and then lists the current status or proposed action or legislation related to the matter in the federal parliament …

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