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It’s time to make our democracy fair for everyone. 

Sign the open letter calling on our elected representatives to work together to get big money out of our political system and put people and planet back in.

Open letter

To our elected representatives,

We call on you to work together to get big money out of our political system and put people back in.

This means:

  • Banning large donations to political parties and candidates.
  • Increasing the transparency of political donations, including real time reporting of donations. 
  • Limiting expenditure at election times so corporations can’t use their oversized  wallets to drown out our voices.
  • Creating an independent watchdog to investigate and stamp out corruption.
  • Stronger lobbying regulation and greater transparency so we know who’s meeting with our elected representatives and why.

Latest Supporters

A democracy that works for the people is important to me to safeguard the lives and livelihoods of pacific nations, our children and all children yet to be born.
Jennifer 2022-01-18 13:59:12 +1100
Jaclyn 2022-01-04 14:48:44 +1100
Malcolm 2021-12-26 21:59:08 +1100
Janet Murray: these companies aren’t making donations because they’re nice guys – they’re doing it to increase their influence and profits, often at the expense of the rest of us!
Janet 2021-12-26 10:47:59 +1100
Linda 2021-12-24 10:33:14 +1100
Eve 2021-12-21 14:13:31 +1100
Sarah 2021-12-19 14:53:29 +1100
Michael 2021-12-03 18:09:19 +1100
There is too much ability for politicians of all parties to be “bought” by companies and individuals who make large donations. Eg gaming/gambling companies, fossil fuel advocates.
Marilyn 2021-12-01 17:17:24 +1100
Daniel 2021-11-28 12:19:39 +1100
Without a meritoricacy styled democrcay, which we have never had. the black hearted Nazi Scum will continue to run the planet towards destruction. So evil, despotic and stupid they are. Caron Julie Passmore.
Caron 2021-11-21 12:39:41 +1100
Brian 2021-11-19 08:41:15 +1100
Anna 2021-11-17 12:34:32 +1100
Kirsty 2021-11-15 20:46:28 +1100
We should get a say!
Grace 2021-11-12 12:58:27 +1100
Dianne Maclean
Dianne 2021-11-05 02:57:42 +1100
Kylie 2021-10-28 12:42:47 +1100
suzita 2021-10-27 15:17:07 +1100
Marion 2021-10-24 16:44:25 +1100
Richard Mildren
Richard 2021-10-23 01:02:16 +1100
Restoring the principles of a democracy is essential by more strongly regulating political party donations and reducing the influence of big business that skews the decision making in their favour and not in the long term interests of our people and our nation.
Rod 2021-10-14 10:57:28 +1100
Montgomery 2021-10-04 21:44:08 +1100
David 2021-10-03 17:39:16 +1100
If we don’t have a stronger democracy, we won’t be effective in tackling climate change and inequality. We’ve got to get money out of politics and get a strong ICAC.
Kathryn 2021-10-02 11:34:22 +1000
Ludmilla Milo
There needs to be greater transparency and timely disclosure about all donations to political parties. A register that is updated in real time and accessible by the Australian people need to be part of the framework of our Federal democracy.
Ludmilla 2021-09-30 20:12:28 +1000
A heathy democracy is critical to government decisions in community’s interest for healthy people and healthy planet. Large and hidden influence by particular interests undermine this. Smaller and more transparent donations and influence would increase community respect for politicians.
Catherine 2021-09-30 19:49:01 +1000
Our current political system is marked by a deep community disillusion. There is an overwhelming case for setting up an ICAC that would report directly to the Commonwealth parliament – as does the auditor general – to disclose serious ethical breaches and corruption, and to enable sanctions to be imposed.
Bronwen 2021-09-30 13:52:09 +1000
Helen 2021-09-29 21:59:01 +1000
Coal & gas destroy the coutries that use them & they don’t recover. This has been proven by so many countries before us. We’re not sheep.
tracey 2021-09-27 07:40:48 +1000
We need a democracy that works for people not a political system that works for big corporations, who invest more into fossil fuel like coal and gas, thereby creating more climate change.

Whatever happened to our government representing the interests of the people? This no longer exists.

By the government’s actions that is NO significant climate policy that will cut our emissions in the near future, and their ongoing approvals of further expansion in coal and gas investments shows that the government do not care about what the public want. Big political donations and bribes are what occur and this is wrong.

Coal, mining and gas lobbyists control Australia with their big purses and huge donations to political parties. The political parties do what the lobbyists want to keep themselves in power.
This is no democracy for the people.

Big money MUST stay out of politics!
We must ban large donations to political parties and candidates and increase the transparency of political donations.

Corruption is rife so therefore our political system and politicians cannot be trusted.
Too many deals are done ‘under the table’ without scrutiny or accountability by politicians.

Having OUR country run by the lobbyists and those in industries with money who want to destroy even more of our country is wrong. Our politicians should be protecting our country but instead they hand it over to big business to plunder it even further.
Martin 2021-09-26 18:18:39 +1000