Imagine being sent to prison for speaking up for the environment.
Imagine groups like ACF silenced and public scrutiny of government shut down.
You’re probably thinking you’d have to live in a different era or different country for this to happen.
But right now, the Turnbull Government is seeking to make this nightmare a reality for us with a trio of laws that directly attack our democracy in Australia.
If passed, these sweeping anti-democratic laws would have a chilling effect on public debate in this country. They would impose extreme penalties on civil society organisations advocating for good – for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the planet and people we love. They would stifle people speaking out.
That’s why, we’re ramping up a powerful new democracy campaign to make sure environment and community organisations can continue speaking out for the people, places and planet we all care about.
Sign the petition to tell Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and opposition leader Bill Shorten to:
Abandon these draconian bills that silence advocacy and instead make our democracy transparent, accountable and inclusive.