Political Finance Law in Queensland: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
G Orr, 'Political Finance Law in Queensland: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back' (2015) 40 (2) Alternative Law Journal 77-81
Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Date Written: April 18, 2015
Democratic politics needs resources, including money. But money tends to corrode democratic politics. These two truths are in tension; regulation is needed to reduce that tension. Besides the reality that parties need resources, small scale private donations are a form of political association. Larger pools of money can also be a way for ideological or other interest groups to practically exercise freedom of expression.
JEL Classification: K00
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