Darrell Mcdowall, Mullumbimby
Politics is dangerously flawed. Why? Because it has become a big-business money game.
How do we halt this slide? For a start, stop political donations and lobbying. Everyone knows if Australia’s filthy rich donate millions of dollars to both major parties, they want some law, such as allowing cheap labour into Australia, and that money gets it done.
The lobbyists also offer rewards to elected parliamentary members for when they leave parliament. This is very easy to check. Just look up large companies and their lists of directors.
Of course these new directors have hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to them for life as pensions by the Australian government (people) – even if they are subsequently earning millions of dollars as directors and lobbyists.
This is shameful especially when aged pensioners are having their pensions cut even if they earn $150 a week.
Australians must demand better behaviour from our government members and urgently demand a stop to political donations and lobbying.