25 January 2022
The Greens have welcomed news that a future Labor Government will move to ban political party donations, but have called on the Labor Party to join the Greens in rejecting donations from dirty industries for this election.
“Donations reform has been a long-standing policy of the Greens and we welcome Labor’s announcement,” said Greens MLC Robert Simms.
“I do wonder however, whether the Labor Party have received donations from dirty industries to fund this election campaign - for example - mining corporations, fossil fuel companies, casinos, and developers. If they have received such donations - will they now refund them?” “The Greens have never accepted donations from these industries. We don’t need to wait until the next Parliament to achieve this, Labor could join the Greens in rejecting donations from dirty industries now,” Mr Simms said.