“In my time in that three years (2010-2013) when I held a little power, six of Australia’s ten richest people came and knocked on my door. They came looking for me, I didn’t look for them.
They are crawling all over our democracy, and my worry is unless the audience is onto this and starts to respond to it, we are allowing democracy to be ‘privatised’.
Reform will not happen in Australia’s interests, it will happen in the interests of a select few.”
– Rob Oakeshott, Independent Member of the House of Representatives for Lyne (2008-2013), on Radio National’s “Big Ideas” 7 August 2014.