Open letter to each of the three state Members of Parliament who have electorates in the Redlands:
|Dr Mark Robinson
Member for Cleveland
Member for Redlands
Member for Capalaba
Dear Members of Parliament
Community support that Queensland ban developers from making political donations.
A recent poll on the Redlands2030 website found that 93% of respondents would like Queensland to ban developers from making political donations.
Queenslanders are closely following the investigations by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). These investigations have found many breaches of NSW’s laws which ban developers from making political donations.
“because the people of NSW were entitled to a planning and governance system free of innuendo and corruption. Nothing corrodes public confidence more than a belief that favourable decisions can be bought. It is the definition of corruption.”
During the last few months many questions have been raised in Queensland about political donations. Redlands2030 decided to find out if there is popular support for introduction of the tighter restrictions that currently apply in NSW.
This poll was launched on 13 August and it ran for 13 days. The question was:
Should Queensland ban developers from making political donations?
Of the 154 respondents, 143 people (93%) voted “Yes”.
93% is a very convincing poll result. It provides clear evidence that there is strong community support in the Redlands for Queensland to impose restrictions on political donations similar to those which already exist in NSW.
Given that the next state election is only about six months away we ask that this issue be raised as a matter of urgency in State Parliament so that the people of Queensland can have a planning and governance system that is free of innuendo and corruption.
Are you prepared to raise this matter in Parliament on behalf of the Redlands community?
8 September 2014