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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

Wealth is still being concentrated in the hands of the wealthy, not the workers.
Gavin 2022-04-12 15:24:16 +1000
Ian 2022-04-12 14:28:01 +1000
Jennifer 2022-04-12 14:19:44 +1000
Because all people on earth are affected by the effects of fossil fuel burning and other activities, eG deforestation, mining, intense farming practices etc etc. So whilst populations endure hardships and health problems as a result of these activities, relatively few people reap the economic gains and the political powers that they get and exercise—often to the detriment of people/s.
Domenica 2022-04-12 14:03:59 +1000
Its not hard to understand…….Using money to influence the leaders to help ourselves and our gang make more money more easily is just a sophisticated version of accumulating wealth for ourselves. and being unrealistic about the affects of our behaviour. What happened to sharing, to being concerned about how our actions affect others, about thinking of the longer term consequences of our ideas and behaviours.
Ruth 2022-04-12 13:49:49 +1000
Democracy only works if it is for everyone, not just a few select interest groups
Sandy 2022-04-12 13:33:17 +1000
Anne 2022-04-12 12:59:00 +1000
Karen 2022-04-12 12:36:30 +1000
Jenny 2022-04-12 12:09:14 +1000
Limiting massive donations and requiring transparency is a good step to protecting democracy.

An independent National corruption watchdog is urgently needed to promote and protect integrity in public management and communications.

With my prayers for an informed and participatory electorate, and a positive benefit for the future of the planet.
Ken 2022-04-12 11:19:01 +1000
It is vital to turn around a system that pays more attention to big business, whose main concern is providing profits to shareholders rather than accepting the importance of a fair distribution of resources to benefit all. This is not only in financial terms, but also in ensuring that we have a better, cleaner world to pass on to future generations.
Mary 2022-04-12 11:15:54 +1000
We need a united society. A divided society is vulnerable. I know what I am fighting for & it’s not rich people.
Lynn 2022-04-12 10:54:40 +1000
John 2022-04-12 10:54:01 +1000
Kay 2022-04-12 10:52:49 +1000
A democratic society is a privilege meant to encompass all women, men and children regardless of economic, social, cultural, aged background, and inclusive of environmental, regional and political contexts. It is meant to be a leveller; a healthy democracy is a healthy nation, where integrity is a significant quality.
Sandy 2022-04-12 10:52:29 +1000
Limiting donation sizes to political party can help end the domination of political decisions by a few self interested big corporations and will facilitate democracy.
Christine 2022-04-12 10:41:32 +1000
Big Corporations like the coal industry should not be allowed to sway the way politicians think and vote by donating to them large sums of money either visible or ‘dark money’.
Jo 2022-04-12 10:35:30 +1000
Rick 2022-04-12 10:32:26 +1000
Patricia 2022-04-06 06:11:56 +1000
Lauren 2022-04-05 18:56:08 +1000
The government is killing Australia’s wildlife and they don’t give a shit about it.
Paige 2022-04-05 14:43:23 +1000
My taxes, my democracy. Not big business who do not pay taxes!
Whendi 2022-04-04 19:48:53 +1000
Jennifer 2022-04-04 11:47:49 +1000
Robert 2022-04-02 15:42:46 +1100
Geoffrey 2022-04-02 13:21:55 +1100
Too many people are experiencing the horror of homelessness or housing stress, job insecurity,poor health as a result of this stress,exacerbated by the belief that we have a government that doesnt care. I dont think that nuclear submarines 20 years down the track can help make people feel secure.
Carmel 2022-04-02 09:21:00 +1100
Democracy is only a sham when controlled by a few individuals with a lot of money. The money is used to influence policy for the benefit of those with wealth.
Jo 2022-04-01 12:07:13 +1100
Diane 2022-04-01 07:10:52 +1100
Stormie 2022-03-31 22:05:10 +1100
Democracy cannot be bought.
What we have here is not true Democracy.
Sandra 2022-03-31 14:58:34 +1100