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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    LNP must now disclose donations publicly

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Thursday, March 01, 2018

    LNP must now disclose donations publicly

    Statement from the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D'Ath:

    "With today’s Supreme Court decision validating the Palaszczuk Government’s political donations laws, Deb Frecklington must now commit to disclosing the $100,000 of donations previously not disclosed.

     "The public have a right to know who is donating to the LNP and how much.

    "The LNP have been dragged kicking and screaming to the table. The people of Queensland expect more. They want transparency and confidence in our electoral system, our candidates and political parties.

    "One of the first acts of the newly-elected Palaszczuk Government in 2015 was to reduce political donation thresholds. This was further enhanced by introducing, and leading the country in, creating a real time disclosure system for political donations.

    "This is in comparison to the LNP Government which increased the threshold to over $12,000, sacked PCCC members and sought to reduce the independence of the Crime and Corruption Commission.

    "The LNP at both a State and Federal level have only ever sought to remove transparency and keep the public in the dark when it comes to knowing who is donating to the LNP and how much.

    "Today’s ruling - at taxpayers' expense - sends a clear message that time is up for the LNP. They need to come clean.

    "This is a test of leadership for Deb Frecklington and the LNP." 

     

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