TRANSPARENCY ANATHEMA

KABATESI: MPs shouldn’t be own keepers on laws governing campaign spending

Much campaign cash is looted from public coffers. Donors are shadowy looters investing in looting sprees.

In Summary

• Regulations tracking sources of cash and how it's spent aren't palatable to an electoral process governed by voter and election officials’ bribery.

• Legislators prefer this be left open-ended so graft cash can be laundered during elections.

MPs aren’t bluffing in plotting the defeat of the election spending caps in the Election Campaign Financing (Amendment) Bill 2020. As the date suggests, this isn’t a new Bill.

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