This Index assesses businesses on how transparent they are in their political engagement – including donations to political parties, lobbying of those in power, the revolving door, public commitment to ethical behaviour and the overall transparency of this information. While focused on the UK, it provides useful guidance on principles for responsible political engagement.
Transparency International Australia welcomes the Grattan Institute’s latest report, Who’s in the room? Access and influence in Australian politics.
We want to ensure greater transparency and real time disclosure of political donations and funding – as a means of strengthening trust in Australian election processes and representative government.