Influence in Australian politics needs an urgent overhaul – here’s how to do it

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Public policy should be made for all Australians – not just those with the resources or connections to lobby and influence politicians.

And mostly it is.

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But sometimes bad policy is made or good policy is dropped because powerful groups have more say and sway than they should.

Xex 6fAustralia’s political institutions are generally robust, but many of the “risk factors” for policy capture by special interests are present in our system.

Political parties are heavily reliant on major donors, money can buy access, relationships and political connections, and there’s a…

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