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South Australia’s plan to ban political donations raises big risks as well as benefits

By Anne Twomey, Professor Emerita in Constitutional Law, University of Sydney
The South Australian government has proposed banning political donations because of the risk and the perception that they buy undue influence and fuel corruption. Premier Peter Malinauskas said the aim was to “give South Australians confidence that decisions are being made because they’re the right thing to do”, rather than reciprocation for donations.

Malinauskas also said legislation had been challengingThe Conversation

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