In a healthy democracy, public debate is open, robust and vibrant – not dictated by the few with deep pockets.
For the past five years, the mining lobby has been using its money and power to try and silence people like us who want to speak up for a better world. They’ve been pushing the federal government to silence environment groups, community groups, and people like you who care.
The latest attack on charities is the worst ever and threatens the very existence of advocacy organisations like ACF. They want to introduce new laws that will severely restrict advocacy and intimidate participation in public debate.
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.
We are nature’s advocates. And we'll do whatever it takes to defend out right to speak out for what matters most – the air we breathe, the water we drink and the web of life we are all part of.
Now’s the time for people who care to stand up and be counted.
Sign the petition to tell Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and opposition leader Bill Shorten to:
Block the bill that will restrict advocacy and make our vision for a people-powered democracy in Australia a reality.