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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

Patrick 2022-09-03 17:34:30 +1000
I just want our environment to be healthy.
Christopher 2022-09-03 16:52:25 +1000
Hannah 2022-09-03 11:53:50 +1000
I think lobbying and large donations to political parties is wrong, as it encourages the people running our country to work for big corporations and not the people they are there to serve. While politicians will probably find ways around this by using their positions to benefit their own businesses and investments, the corruption of the last government, lobbying by fossil fuels and lack of media diversity in this country swaying public opinion in favour of the corrupt is disgusting to me and I would argue it goes against the principles of democracy. Our leaders shouldn’t be for sale
Tomas 2022-09-03 11:52:54 +1000
Corporations, multinationals and millionaires do not run a democracy….the people do.
Wendy 2022-09-03 10:51:45 +1000
Alistair 2022-09-03 08:41:04 +1000
Politics needs to be a contest of ideas, not money. The current state of affairs serves no one.
Emma 2022-09-03 08:30:13 +1000
I am heartily sick of misinformation (what used to be known as lies) being pedalled during election campaigns along with the secret buying of influence or commitments by corporate interests and very wealthy individuals via donations to political parties.
ALSO: Please Legislate a Truth in Political Advertising bill. Something is seriously wrong when the advertiser of a vacuum cleaner is held to a higher standard of truthfulness than those seeking to enter our parliaments. Our democracy is precious and people losing faith in it via a lack of trust is only too real. Do something about it as a matter of urgency please.
Susan 2022-09-01 20:09:58 +1000
Democracy should not be up for sale.
Marion 2022-08-26 10:51:45 +1000
Jo 2022-08-26 10:48:21 +1000
Jennifer 2022-08-26 10:08:04 +1000
Anne 2022-08-26 08:37:19 +1000
Hodgson 2022-08-26 08:25:43 +1000
Whisson 2022-08-26 08:17:38 +1000
Banning large donations to political parties and candidates.
Christine 2022-08-26 08:11:00 +1000
Lou-anne 2022-08-26 08:05:22 +1000
Doug 2022-08-26 07:40:42 +1000
Our gov is for the people not money corporations,they should hv no persuasion over our laws or decisions so therefore run by Australians citizens made up of genuine caring people
Pitty 2022-08-26 05:13:11 +1000
Jenny 2022-08-26 03:23:13 +1000
Corporate donations corrupt the political process. Donations must be permitted from individuals only and donations reported within 24 hours.
Leigh 2022-08-25 22:00:10 +1000
There is despondency among voters when they feel they are not heard. Politicians are sometimes too far removed from realities, wearing sponsored glasses
Ingrid 2022-08-25 21:46:03 +1000
Transparency in all areas of politics and a federal ICAC to stamp out corruption
Kaye 2022-08-25 21:21:25 +1000
Peter 2022-08-25 19:37:08 +1000
Democracy means government by the people for the people not government by the rich for the rich.
Rodney 2022-08-25 19:06:50 +1000
Dinah 2022-08-25 18:49:37 +1000
Corporate interests have shown they are not concerned with the existential threat we all face & consequently act in their for their own benefit to the detriment of everything else. The evidence is clear & devastating.
We should all feel terrified & demand a different system!
Sandy 2022-08-25 17:50:47 +1000
Valerie 2022-08-25 15:03:43 +1000
Robyn 2022-08-25 12:37:30 +1000
Jenniffer 2022-08-25 11:30:04 +1000
I support in full the points outlined in this petition.
Peter 2022-08-25 11:02:44 +1000