Politicians should act in the public interest without influence from powerful corporations.
We want our government to make decision for the community, rather than property developers, the coal lobby, toll road companies and the gambling industry.
The reality is that Labor and Liberal governments have been heavily influenced by powerful corporations that make large political donations to gain access to politicians and wield their influence.
The result is a system where laws are created to benefit the bottom line of these corporations, rather than laws designed to benefit the community.
We see examples of this all around us, whether it’s a private toll road designed by Transurban to make profit rather than help us get around, or poor quality apartment buildings that deliver property developers big margins and a terrible quality of living for residents.
Crown Casino and the gambling industry have the Labor and Liberal parties in their pockets allowing harmful gambling to continue to devastate our community.
The Victorian Labor Government is selling off important public assets, just like former Liberal Premier Jeff Kennett did. They sold Victoria’s Port and Land Titles Office, have kept our trains and trams in private hands, are selling public housing land, and want to allow Apple to take over Federation Square.
This is why the Greens want to transform politics.
We want to make sure that decisions are being made for the benefit of the community, not the big end of town.
We want politics to be a system for the public good, and keep public assets in public hands for the benefit of everyone in our society.
The Greens plan for Politics for the Public Good will:
- Keep our public assets in public hands, because public services should be run for the public good — not for private company profits. For more on our campaign against the ongoing privatisation of public assets and service, visit Our State Not for Sale
- Start to bring our energy and transport systems back into public hands, and running them for people, not profit.
- Stop the sale of public housing land to private property developers.
- Save Federation Square from being sold off to Apple
- Strengthening anti-corruption laws, providing greater transparency, and getting big business out of parliament.