Hidden Money: Shining light on political finance for the next federal election
Electoral Regulation Research Network SA Seminar
Thursday, 2nd December 2021
- Han Aulby, Executive Director, Centre for Public Integrity
- Dr Catherine Williams, Research Director, Centre for Public Integrity
- Professor Joo-Cheong Tham, Director, Electoral Regulation Research Network
About the talk:
The gaps in Commonwealth disclosure of political donations mean that the source of millions of dollars of party finance is hidden from public view. Transparency is key to unpicking the complex webs of undue influence and creating a fair and equal democracy. The Centre for Public Integrity presented on their research into hidden money in politics and what reforms are needed to fix it.
This webinar was joint initiative of the Electoral Regulation Research Network (ERRN), Centre for Public Integrity and Stretton Institute.
About the Presenters:
Han Aulby is the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Public Integrity. They have led research and policy reform projects on political donations, integrity commissions, executive power, and accountability institutions. Since 2016 they have engaged former judges and legal experts in the push for a National Integrity Commission, gaining national media coverage and bipartisan political support.
Dr Catherine Williams is Research Director of the Centre for Public Integrity. Her contribution to policy research in the area of political finance focuses on the reforms necessary to both promote transparency and democratise elections.