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The Property Council strongly supports the need for transparency and accountability in government decision making process at all levels. We have been a particular champion of this when it comes to the development assessment system, and this is discussed further below.
The Inquiry discussion paper effectively canvasses the options for ensuring that political donations do not
influence and are not perceived to influence government decision making.
The Property Council beleives that the most effective mechanisms to ensure legitimacy of our government processes in relation to political donations are:
- the full, timely and transparent reporting of political donations, and
- the adoption of decision making processes which are transparent and based on established legal or policy principles and principles of good public administration.