LETTER: Public funding should have limits

REGARDING “Perky” (Txt the ­Editor, Sunraysia Daily, March 5), I have strong reservations about public funding per se and there needs to be a limit. It entrenches party bureaucracies and they ­become non-responsive to members, which is highlighted by our ­current situation in which party membership has collapsed across all the major parties.

There needs to be substantial reform of how we fund political parties.

I believe donations that political parties receive should be limited to people who are registered voters and a low maximum should be ­enforced.

This I believe would make the parties put more effort into membership and be more responsive to rank-and-file members.

Lindsay Leake, 

Mildura

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