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Let’s strengthen our democracy to protect the people and places we love.

A vibrant and healthy democracy helps us solve our biggest challenges – like ending climate pollution and the extinction crisis.

But in Australia, the deep-pocketed coal and gas industries distort the political process and influence our government’s decisions for their own gain. This throws our whole democratic system out of balance, leaving everyday Australians struggling to have our voices heard.

By getting big money out of politics and putting people back in, together we can revitalise and restore faith in our democracy, and ensure it works for all of us.

Are you ready to strengthen our democracy and work together to create a future where we don’t just survive, but thrive?

Join the ACF community today to stay up-to-date with the latest campaign news and activities, or join a local ACF Community group to take action with like-minded people in your local area.

Some useful reading:

How to build a healthy democracy
Fossil fuel money is distorting our democracy
Framework for a Fair Democracy
The reforms we need

Working together for #OurDemocracy

We’ll repair our democracy by working together. That’s why ACF, alongside the Australian Democracy Network and the Human Rights Law Centre, is leading a diverse range of people and civil society organisations to establish the #OurDemocracy campaign – a nation-wide movement calling for a healthy democracy that works for all of us.

The #OurDemocracy network worked with experts to design the Framework for a Fair Democracy – eleven clear and common sense reforms to boost integrity and stamp out corruption, making our democracy clean and fair.
To make these reforms law, we’ll need to speak up and do democracy together. By meeting your MP, sending letters and emails, signing petitions, and working with the people around you to stand up for your community, our beautiful nature, and the climate we all share.

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

  • Strengthen political donations and spending regulation so there is meaningful transparency and caps on donations, ensuring 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, where our right to advocate for the changes we need is 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.

People must be allowed to protest climate inaction

News | 20 October 23

Call your Labor representative to protect peaceful protest in South Australia

Fossil fuel interests big donors to major parties in election year 2021-22

News | 01 February 23

How petitions can create lasting change

News | 03 November 22

How to write an effective message to your elected representatives

News | 01 November 22

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


Tasmanian donation reform bills need tightening before being made law

News | 16 June 22

Crucial roles for new climate and environment ministers

News | 31 May 22

Most Australians back sweeping integrity reform: poll

News | 25 May 22

Explainer: What is an integrity commission? And why does Australia need one?

News | 17 May 22