Stronger donations laws won't fix everything but they would be an excellent start towards cleaning up our democracy, and to ensuring that political parties are beholden to the public rather than rich patrons.
Lee Rhiannon is Australian Greens Senator for New South Wales.
We need to be careful not to spruik loans schemes and other measures to increase economic activity if we are not also making the structural changes needed to make a real dent in poverty rates.
04/12/2015 5:06 AM AEDT
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