Our democracy is not for sale.

Political power is sold to the highest bidder where donor interests outweigh public interest. 

  • Reason supports introducing election spending caps for federal elections, donation limits per term of parliament for individuals, not-for-profit organisations, and corporations, and implementing real-time disclosure of political donations.
  • Reason believes that electoral activity should be supported by public funding and provision of resources such as airtime, websites and mail outs to facilitate political communication to ensure a level playing field.
  • Reason calls for reform of the lobbying industry to minimise backroom deals and special favours.
  • Ultimately, Reason would like to see an end to private donations to political parties and would aim to achieve this through incremental reforms.