FREE EVENT: Donations & other Dangers to our Democracy

When
Tuesday
21 November, 2017
6pm - 8pm
Where
QUT Gardens Point Campus
2 George St
Room P-514
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Australia
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Cost
Free

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Do you worry that decisions that affect your community or environment are swayed by political donations or conflicts of interest?

How can we avoid conflicts of interest in decision making and increase transparency and accountability of our politicians and government?

Join us on to hear from a panel of experts and to discuss these important questions for the future of Queensland:

  • Professor Graeme Orr, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland

  • Mr Alex McKean, Barrister and academic with University of Sunshine Coast

  • Ms Lois Levy, Campaign Coordinator at Gecko – Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council

  • Representatives from political parties to be announced – stay tuned!

Chaired by Ms Jo Bragg, CEO of EDO Qld.

Representatives from each political party have been invited to attend to share their thoughts & answer your questions on their policies on the topic.

Between Operation Belcarra showing serious failings in transparency and accountability in local governments & elections; the 4Corners investigation ‘All that Glitters’uncovering serious allegations of developer donations influencing Gold Coast decision makers; & the notable influence of the resource industry on politics & decision making – democratic, accountable governance is under serious threat in Queensland.

Come and join us for this timely and important community discussion.

EDO Qld has sent policies we think need to be implemented to improve accountability and reduce corruption in Queensland, see here. We have sought responses from all political parties.


EDO Qld promotes changes to law and policy which protect the environment and advance sustainable development. EDO Qld does not support, promote or oppose any particular political party or candidate. EDO Qld respects the democratic right of all citizens to run for elected office in their own time.