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The Queensland Government

SAVE QUEENSLAND FROM POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND AN ENTRENCHED COLES V.S. WOOLIES PARLIAMENT 

The Newman Government has announced that it will legislate to scrap the cap on donation limits to political parties and that disclosures will only have to be made on donations that are over $12 400 (up from $5000 donations to political parties and $2000 for individuals).

According to Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie, these changes will mean that attendees to $10 000 per head fund-raising events will not even have to disclose where money has come from.

The idea that someone who is willing to drop 10k on fundraiser, not disclose their donation and not want something in return is, of course, preposterous.

Furthermore the government has announced that it will prevent who get less than 10% from being reimbursed any of their campaign expenses, limiting Queensland's Democracy to anyone other than major parties to those with Deep Pockets or Rich Mates with a hidden agenda.This will leave independents and small-party candidates with the unenviable position of having to choose whether or not they can stump up the $10 000 minimum to raise important community issues and contest an election, knowing that they may not be entitled to any reimbursement of expenses, whilst their opposition is cashed up with anonymous donations.

All Queenslanders should have the right to contest an election and compete on an even footing. Queensland's current laws are already designed to provided reimbursement only for legitimate campaign expenses and only in proportion to the candidate's vote (i.e. a candidate who receives a higher vote is already entitled to a great reimbursement or expenses) and for which documentation must be submitted.

Sign this petitions today, to demand that the Newman Government halt these undemocratic changes without seeking a mandate from the people of Queensland via a referendum. 

ONLY YOUR SUPPORT CAN SAVE QUEENSLANDER'S FROM THESE ATTACKS ON OUR DEMOCRACY.

Signed,

Jake Schoermer

This petition closed over 1 year ago

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MONEY SHOULD NOT INFLUENCE OUR DEMOCRACY

SAVE QUEENSLAND FROM POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND AN ENTRENCHED COLES V.S. WOOLIES PARLIAMENT 

ONLY YOUR SUPPORT CAN SAVE QUEENSLANDER'S FROM THESE ATTACKS ON OUR DEMOCRACY.

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