We suggest that all Australian political officeholders be held to the same ethical standards as other citizens.
We don’t tolerate lies and deceit from manufacturers, business owners, shop assistants, estate agents, used car salespeople, solicitors, medical practitioners, or financial advisors. Why should we accept less than 100% honesty from politicians?
We propose that all political officeholders (Commonwealth, State, Council) be subject to the following law:
“Any holder of political office in Australia – who breaks any promise or guarantee (oral or written) made at any time to any citizen – shall be removed from office immediately, and forfeit all pension and/or superannuation benefits.”