Integrity of Government

Bureaucracy is not for sale

Political fundraisers that offer access to Government Ministers trivialise the importance of ministerial positions. Ministers say they have no knowledge of political donations and, if they did, they would never allow major donors to influence Government decisions.

Despite this, party fundraisers which promote or imply special access to Ministers suggest attendees may have some influence over Ministers’ decision-making or discretion. The perception of corruption in Government decision-making processes negatively affects our system of democracy.

STANDING COMMITTEE ON PROCEDURE AND PRIVILEGES — Motion

HON SUE ELLERY (South Metropolitan — Leader of the House) [7.30 pm]: I move —

(1)  That the Standing Committee on Procedure and Privileges undertake a review of the standing orders relating to motions on notice with a view to modernising the procedures of the house.

(2)  That the committee is to report to the house no later than Thursday, 20 September 2018.

[Speeches and comments from various members]

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