Our democracy will suffer if party funding act is not rigorously applied

12 September 2021 - 00:00 By Sunday Times Editorial

When the Political Party Funding Act came into effect in April, it raised the hope that our democracy had entered a new era of transparency in which the influence of money over politics would start to diminish.

The act came into force following growing public concern about the potential for private vested interests to secretly hold sway over our politics without the necessary accountability...

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