Inquiry into the political influence of donations

The Property Council thanks the Committee Secretary for the opportunity to provide a submission to the Senate Committee’s Inquiry into the Political Influence of Donations.

While the Property Council no longer donates to any political party, there are many sectors and interests that are impacted by government policy, regulation, tenders or subsidy, and the community should rightly expect that political donations do not distort government decision making in any area.

We believe that political donations regimes must be extremely transparent with appropriate and timely public reporting, and there must be appropriate penalties for any person who seeks to use donations to distort government decision making.

Download the submission below.