The New South Wales Greens have called for a royal commission into state Golden Goose Sneakers planning decisions, following a number of allegations the Government overrode advice to deliver huge windfalls to ALP donors.
The NSW Labor Party is conducting an audit of political donations received by MPs after a number of embarrassing revelations about undeclared amounts from developers.
State secretary Karl Bitar says the system is too complex and he looks forward to a ban on all political donations proposed by the Premier, but Greens MP Sylvia Hale is not convinced.
"What the ALP did not want to reveal publicly was just the extent to which they are indebted to the planning industry to finance their campaigns," she said.
Ms Hale says there are too many examples of Planning Minister Frank Sartor overriding independent advice in making decisions that have proved profitable for Labor donors.
She says Mr Sartor should be stood aside while there is an independent investigation.
"I believe it's got to be more than an ICAC [Independent Commission Against Corruption] investigation," she said.
"There needs to be a royal commission or its equivalent into all aspects of the planning decisions that are being made in this state and https://www.goldengooseshoesit.com the influence that is exerted on those planning decisions by donations from major developers."
Ms Hale says the Minister's assertions that donations do not affect his decisions become more absurd each day.
A few years ago, property developers overtook the unions as the biggest donors to the state party, giving almost $15 million in nine years.'Bin Laden auditing Al Qaeda'NSW Labor yesterday revealed its audit had found the ALP head office failed to disclose more than $50,000 from Hunter Valley developer Buildev to Newcastle MP Jodi McKay's election campaign.