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Greens call for hard cap on political donations

TOM ELLIOTT

The Greens want a hard cap on donations to political parties.

It follows opposition leader Bill Shorten’s announcement of a plan to implement a Federal corruption watchdog if Labor is elected into government.

Greens leader Richard di Natale told Tom Elliott it’s a good start, but he would take it further.

“You’ve got to get rid of state-sanctioned corruption,” Mr di Natale said.

“Massive donations from interest groups are effectively state-endorsed bribery.

“If we’re going to have a national anti-corruption watchdog, we’ve also got to get donations reform.”

Mr di Natale also said he understands why people would be angry about celebrating Australia Day on January 26.

Click PLAY to hear Richard di Natale’s full segment

The watchdog would focus on expose corruption in politicians, public servants, and the judiciary.

The body would have similar powers to a Royal Commission.

Click PLAY to hear the details from Canberra correspondent Eliza Edwards

TOM ELLIOTT
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