Corruption in Government 

"It is hard to not believe that politicians who accept donations from the fossil fuel sector have had their decision making compromised. Especially when we know that the fossil fuel industry is subsidised to the tune of nearly $12b annually."

Independent Senate Candidate, Paul Wittwer, launched an attack on the integrity of politicians and political parties. Australians have lost faith in politicians and the transparency of their decision making processes.

 

He cited the $80m water buyback from Eastern Australian Irrigation and the $444m grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation without tenders as examples where the lack of transparency undermines public faith in the political process.

 

 

Paul Wittwer also highlighted the $1.25m of donations received by the Liberal, National and Labour parties from the fossil fuel industry in the last financial year. He said "It is hard to not believe that politicians who accept donations from the fossil fuel sector have had their decision making compromised. Especially when we know that the fossil fuel industry is subsidised to the tune of nearly $12b annually."

 

Paul Wittwer will support legislation to end corporate donations to politicians and political parties and will advocate for a Federal Independent Commission on Corruption. “We need to get their dirty money out of politics and elect politicians who will make decisions in the best interest of the people.”

 

Paul Wittwer is a member of Australia’s newest political party, the Independents for Climate Action Now, and is standing for the Senate in Victoria.

 

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