The Sydney Magazine Sydney Morning Herald 9 December 2010
Lee Rhiannon was named one of Sydney's 100 most influential people in the January 2011 issue of the SMH's Sydney Magazine. Perhaps her greatest achievement to date occurred in 2010 when the NSW Parliament passed Australian-first laws capping political donations.
THIS IS WHAT THE SYDNEY MAGAZINE SAID ABOUT LEE:
"The egalitarian NSW Greens don't have a formal leader but if they did, Lee Rhiannon would be it. Or would have been before her leap from the upper house of the NSW Parliament to the Senate at the federal election in August. Rhiannon, 59, is set to be a significant player in Canberra's independent- and Greens- dominated "new paradigm" when she takes her seat in July.
But perhaps her greatest achievement to date occurred in 2010 when the NSW Parliament passed Australian-first laws capping political donations.
Labor might be taking credit but Rhiannon's work was the key to making donations a hot political issue.
With her colleague, Norman Thompson, she led the push for change by exposing the toxic nexus between political donations and government decision making in NSW."