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Lee Rhiannon

Australia – is our democracy for sale?

Australia faces a choice: radically constrain political donations or slide towards an American-style ‘big money’ system, write Lee Rhiannon and Norman Thompson.

Knowledge is power, secrecy corrupts

The Greens private members bill on Freedom of Information passed through the NSW Upper House yesterday. Lee Rhiannon explains the reasons behind the bill, arguing that IT advances and the rise in public-private partnerships...

Tainted money: Proposals for reform of electoral funding in Australia

It’s now easier than ever for corporations to donate to political parties, but the return on their investment is more than our democracy can afford, say Lee Rhiannon and Norman Thompson