Something about the beautiful nature and wildlife we have.
Our democratic system is failing to protect the environment from crises like climate change, biodiversity loss and habitat destruction.
No matter who we spoke to, one issue in our democracy came up time and again:
Political capture of decision-makers by special interests such as big business and industry lobbies is all too common – and worse, within the rules.
Photo: James Thomas
Governments are not regulating political donations effectively, enabling powerful interest groups, such as the mining lobby, to distort policy outcomes and buy influence.
We need a political system which is transparent, accountable, and free of corruption. Open, accountable governments are a vital part of the solution to the problems we are trying to solve.
Our vision for Australia’s democracy is one in which the welfare of all life in Australia is at the heart of every decision. Where dollars don’t determine public policy – people do.
Our democracy needs to be clean, fair, active and meaningful. Here’s how we do it:
A healthy planet needs a healthy democracy where we all have meaningful participation.