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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Economy

‘84% of Tasmanians want donations disclosed before the election’

First published February 17

New polling ( HERE ) released yesterday by The Australia Institute Tasmania shows that voters want all parties to disclose the donations they have received before people go to the polls on March 3rd.

The poll of 925 Tasmanians, conducted by ReachTEL for The Australia Institute, found that less than one in 10 voters felt comfortable with the current levels of donations disclosure.

“The Premier in particular has stated he believes that current donations laws are sufficient and that the Liberal Party will meet all of its legal obligations.

“However, our research clearly shows this is not meeting the standard of transparency the electorate is demanding.” Director of The Australia Institute Tasmania, Leanne Minshull said.

“The Premier’s debate in Launceston next Tuesday night could provide a good opportunity for both major parties to disclose who they have received donations from over the past 12 months.”

“With 84% of voters wanting donations disclosure it’s hard to see why parties won’t answer the question Tasmanians are asking.”

ReachTEL conducted a survey of 925 residents across households in the Tasmania during the evening of 14th February 2018.

Question:

Do you agree or disagree that all state political parties should tell the electorate who they have received money from over the past 12 months before the state election?

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*Leanne Minshull is director of The Australia Institute Tasmania.

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. TGC

    February 19, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    #5 … Labor candidates are mentioning their Party in very small lettering down the bottom – embarassed I guess.

  2. Nigel Crisp

    February 19, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks Chris #1 for the link and the reminder.

    Donation reform will have to be rammed down their throats as they have not the slightest intention of doing it. A bit like the piss and wind a few years back about having an effective Integrity Commission.

  3. Peter Black

    February 19, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    NZ does well without donations.
    Donations corrupt OUR democracy

  4. Russell

    February 17, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Shouldn’t be ANY donations, full-stop!

  5. Tony Stone

    February 17, 2018 at 10:48 am

    So 85% want all donations revealed in order to stop corruption, but you can bet 85% will still vote for the current parties no matter what they say or do.

    The only way to remove corruption, nepotism and corporate bias, is to get rid of the current political system. Otherwise nothing will change at all.

  6. TV Resident

    February 16, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    I have heard a rumour that the Liberals are actually paying people $50 to display their signs.

  7. Andrew Ricketts

    February 16, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Even the Liberal voters want disclosure

    And it is being sought by an impressive margin.

    How about it, Erich?

  8. Wining Pom

    February 16, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    I really would like to know how much Federal Hotels are giving the Liberal party now.

  9. pat synge

    February 16, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    The Liberal party is now the only party resisting the introduction of real time donation disclosure.
    One has to ask: why?
    What are they hiding?
    And why the high disclosure threshold?

    When it comes to local government it’s even worse. Candidates can receive and spend as much as they want from anyone with no obligation to disclose anything. Ever.

    A recipe for corruption.

    (Corruption? Not here, surely.)

  10. Chris

    February 16, 2018 at 11:28 am

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