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Grassroots Protest Outside Parliament Tomorrow

Kiwis for Clean Politics: Grassroots Protest Outside Parliament On Wednesday 10th Sept @ 12PM


A 'washing-line' of placards with three key ideas for cleaning up politics in the wake of the Dirty Politics saga will be displayed by attenders of a Kiwis for Clean Politics gathering on Wednesday 10th Sept at 12pm.

"This is about ethics. It's about the next generation inheriting a healthy democracy. I read Dirty Politics and was so shocked at the corrupt activities going on in the highest levels of Government that I decided I had to do something. This kind of behaviour is not ok. This is not politics as usual" says Melinda Gamlen, organiser of the event on Wednesday.

"There must be a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Prime Minister's office so that we can clean things up first and foremost. Then there are at least three things we can do to move forward into a healthy democracy. One: Much more robust state funding of the media; Two: Strengthening of freedom of information laws and; Three: Encouraging citizens to participate in a political culture of ideas and debate."

"This event really is old-fashioned grassroots activism, which I don't think there's enough of these days. Politics is for everybody. I'm not a member of any political party and this is certainly not something I usually do. I'm a full-time mum who's worried about the future of democracy in New Zealand."

Dr Peter Thompson, senior lecturer in Media Studies at Victoria University and Chair of the Coalition for Better Broadcasting, will speak at the gathering, as will Jan Rivers, founder of Public Good.

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