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BURN THE REGISTER is a community journalism initiative that made the conflicts of interests of Australian politicians' searchable.

It allowed new stories to be told and brought about major reform.

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Between 2017 and 2019, the project's volunteers turned thousands of handwritten declarations of politicians' gifts, properties and shares into searchable and downloadable data - in total more than 25,000 separate records.

Hundreds of contributors were involved, and stories were told that couldn't be told before.

Visit the About page for more on the history of the project.

Search thousands of disclosures of politicians made between 2016 and 2019 (the 45th Parliament) on the Search page. All the data can be downloaded in a CSV file here.

The project also grew awareness around the inadequacies of the system and drove momentum around calls for reform.

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As the calls grew louder, the Australian Senate implemented a digital disclosure system in 2019.

The project is on hold until it's clear the BURN THE REGISTER community is needed again.