The Queensland State Government says they’re building on a “strong record of integrity” with the passing of new laws which bans developer donations in Queensland.
The move comes after a Crime and Corruption Commission investigation into local government.
Through their work, multiple people have stood down from their roles at councils across the state.
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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said developer donations were a clear and genuine risk to local government.
“Queenslanders are entitled to expect that decisions related to property development area subject to proper governance arrangements and that decision makers will act ethically and legally,” she said.
However, there are concerns the move will ostracise potential candidates who aren’t wealthy enough to support their own campaign.
Anyone who breaks the new laws could face up to 10 years in jail.