Dr. Helen Haines is a former nurse and midwife who now serves as the independent member for the Victorian seat of Indi.
Since she entered the parliament Helen has been fighting for the establishment of a federal anti-corruption / pro-integrity body that will actually do what we want it to do: justly hold our public servants to account and root out the shitty corrupt behaviour that is rife in our politics.
In the wake of Gladys Berejiklian's resignation as NSW Premier after ICAC announced it was investigating her (because that it's job), Helen and I discuss what an effective federal body would look like, the Morrison government's scaremongering about accountability, the chances of Helen's bill getting passed and the corrosive influence of political donations.
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WE ARE ALL IN THIS is scheduled for the Brisbane Comedy Festival in November
I'm recording a stand up special at Chapel Off Chapel in early December
THIS THURSDAY NIGHT come along to the Greens' National Campaign Kick-Off
Helen's press release on the Federal Government's response to Gladys Berejiklian's resignation
ARTICLE: Why Scott Morrison and his government oppose a NSW-style anti-corruption watchdog
ARTICLE: The long history of political corruption in NSW - and the downfall of MPs, ministers and premiers
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