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Some Big News

I wanted to give you an exclusive look at my #CleanUpPoliticsAct before I introduce it in the House of Representatives.

I have some big news.

Tomorrow I’m introducing my #CleanUpPoliticsAct in the House of Representatives, and formally launching a national grassroots campaign to shine a light on lobbyists and restore trust in our democracy.

Lobbyists representing everything from Big Coal to the gambling industry are undermining the government’s efforts to take real climate action and manage the cost of living crisis.

The #CleanUpPoliticsAct would do what the major parties won’t: bring accountability to political decision-making.

The Act would create a new (enforceable!) lobbyist register, stop the revolving door between politics and lucrative lobbying jobs, and open up ministerial diaries.

In the face of twin crises — climate change and cost of living — lobbying reform has never been more urgent.

Presenting the #CleanUpPoliticsAct in Parliament is just the start of a national grassroots campaign — the kind of movement that propelled independents like me into Parliament last year.

As with the anti-corruption commission, the major parties won’t support this integrity measure unless communities like ours demand it.

This sustained effort will require campaign materials, advertising, and wages, and we need your help to make that happen.

So many lobbyists are former politicians and political advisers who were hired because they can use their connections to get in the door.

It’s undermining democracy. We have to shine a light on lobbying so governments make decisions for us, not for Big Coal or Big Gas.

Thanks for your support over the past 18 months. I’ll keep you posted about the progress of the #CleanUpPoliticsAct.

All the best,

P.S. We need as many people as possible to sign the #CleanUpPoliticsAct petition, so please share this email with friends and family to help us send a strong message to the major parties. `

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