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Our beloved bilby is under threat from big money influencing politics

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We need to strengthen our democracy so it works to protect the places we love.

Our beautiful wildlife and unique landscapes are loved by everyone — and we must ensure our systems work to protect them for future generations.

But right now, powerful voices like big coal lobbyists are distorting the political process and influencing our government for their own gain.

Together we can make our political system transparent, accountable and free from corruption.

We can fix our democracy

Our vision for Australia’s democracy is one in which the wellbeing of all life is at the heart of every decision. Dollars don’t determine public policy — people do. 

Our 10 principles for a healthy democracy came from extensive research with diverse people around Australia. It is their vision that has informed ours.

Some useful reading:

How to build a healthy democracy
Fossil fuel money is distorting our democracy

How to make it happen

Our democracy needs to be clean, fair, active and meaningful. Here’s where we start:

  • Strengthen political donations and spending regulation. We need meaningful transparency and limits on donations to political parties, as well as spending limits to ensure corporations can’t use their oversized wallets to drown out our voices.
  • Transparency around lobbying so we know who is meeting our politicians and why.
  • A federal integrity commission that has the power to investigate allegations of corruption and uncover deep networks of influence in politics.
  • A strong civil society to advocate for people and planet. Our right to advocate for the changes we need must be respected and protected.

A healthy democracy works for our people and our planet.

You can be part of this

Read the latest news, and find the actions you can take so our democracy works for the people.

Big Deal screening and online Q&A

Event
Thursday, 30 September
07:00PM
Online - time in AEST, Zoom

New laws aim to silence charities

News | 12 August 21

Why do large corporate donations undermine Australian democracy?

News | 19 April 21

Protect the Greater bilby from habitat destruction! Sign the open letter

Petition
Take action

Our beloved bilby is under threat from big money influencing politics

Action

Approval to bulldoze prime bilby habitat followed political donations and lobbying

News | 29 March 21

Minister Ley to face legal challenge on refusal to grant access to documents about controversial ‘fast tracked’ projects

News | 09 March 21

Sign the open letter: Get big money out of politics!

Petition

Political donations data reveals unfair influence

News | 01 February 21

Checking the facts on climate change and nature

News | 19 January 21