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1/ Transparency International (@anticorruption) have just released their 'corruption perception index' rankings for the last year

It's a global rank of government corruption. We came 13th #Auspol #DemocracyForSale

2/ Since 2012, we've slipped from 7th to 13th and to be honest, it's not actually that hard to see why...

3/ In that same time period (since 2012), @LiberalAus and @AustralianLabor have received more than $100 million from some of the biggest corporations in #Auspol (and the World!) through political donations, or other means - such as 'business forums'
4/ While technically not 'corrupt', it's pretty shocking...

I think a lot of Australian's would agree.

Remember, @anticorruption's ranking is about PERCEPTIONS

#Auspol #DemocracyForSale
5/ Here are 2 unrelated facts for you to perceive:

1. Adani have donated $75000+ to the major parties since 2012
2. Neither has ruled out allowing the Carmichael coal mine even though #ClimateChange is so obviously a thing AND we can power stuff for free with the sun #Auspol
6/ Research last year revealed that more Australians than ever are dissatisfied with #Auspol

7/ Again, is that any wonder when ONE THIRD of corporations in #Auspol aren't paying any tax?

8/ The banks are charging DEAD PEOPLE

#BankingRoyalCommission #Auspol

9/ These are top level examples. I could go on but I would be here all day.

My point is this: who is the system working for in #Auspol?
10/ I'm here by accident. Just over a year ago I was a student with a #HECS debt. A "leaner" studying #Auspol and (literally, just) scraping by.

I've experienced both extremes of economic inequality (yes, I would consider my current position an "extreme" by comparison) #Auspol
11/ Meanwhile, some of those big corporations I was talking about before have DONATED more money than they have PAID IN TAX. We have to call this s#!t out #Auspol
12/ We need a Federal #ICAC. We need to reform our corporate tax avoidance system. There are so many people in #Auspol who are struggling to make ends meet while @ScottMorrisonMP laughs in our Parliament with a lump of coal. We need transformative long-term change for the #FUTURE
13/ I'm sick of the old parties. Who's with me? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

#Auspol #Greens #AFutureForAllOfUs
14/ Ok, let's actually just throw a couple of these in here for good measure. I think they illustrate my point better anyway 🤷‍♂️

@ScottMorrisonMP @Barnaby_Joyce @cpyne @TurnbullMalcolm in Parliament with coal like it's all a big joke #Auspol
15/ Or that time Ian MacDonald wore a hi-vis 'Australians for coal' jumpsuit into the @AuSenate literally given to him by @MineralsCouncil #Auspol
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