You really have to wonder why National went along with Simon Power’s sneaky back room deal on electoral finance reform. InÂ AustraliaÂ politics is a game you play for keeps.
Since losing office in March the corporate donations the Sussex Street machine had come to depend on have dried up. Barry O’Farrell’s electoral laws will also destroy our party’s ability to raise funds from trade unions. The only way NSW Labor can raise the money required to fight, and win, future election campaigns is to vastly increase contributions from members and individual donors.