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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

Roger 2022-05-17 08:38:23 +1000
Big pharma, big mining etc etc should not be underhandedly influencing our future. Everybody should have equal say especially as we are in a climate crisis. We deserve full transparency in our governance processes and a true democracy now!
Hilary 2022-05-17 00:40:33 +1000
Hilary 2022-05-14 12:38:21 +1000
I want my grandchildren to experience the wonderful natural environment I grew up with. Time to act is running out
Krissa 2022-05-14 10:51:03 +1000
Cherie 2022-05-13 20:23:23 +1000
Julie 2022-05-13 19:21:58 +1000
Democratic response is needed from everyone now to protect our country which is falling apart because of polluting big businesses.
I want a democracy that actually does what the people want- not big business
Take the dirty money out of the equation and protect our environment
Nicolette 2022-05-13 16:56:13 +1000
Amelia 2022-05-13 16:45:40 +1000
Amy 2022-05-10 09:31:37 +1000
Douglas 2022-05-04 02:47:01 +1000
David 2022-04-25 11:28:19 +1000
Ross 2022-04-15 13:41:29 +1000
Steve 2022-04-13 22:34:58 +1000
Democracy should mean an equality in the election methodology so candidates and their policies are evenly presented to the voters. No spin, straightforward information funded to an equal amount funded from government funds.
R Bryn L 2022-04-13 21:44:53 +1000
Time to call out corruption and the revolving door between senior levels of government and industry – particularly the fossil fuel industry! Thanks for collaborative leadership, ACF
Philippa 2022-04-13 13:25:09 +1000
We are losing our democracy through state capture by corporate lobbyists & corruption. We need to take urgent action so that our representatives truly represent the best interests of the people
Dianne 2022-04-13 08:26:34 +1000
The current system ensures our politicians are making decisions that are not independent of individual business and industry outcomes. Our politicians should be making decisions for the good of the PEOPLE not BUSINESSES.
Kirsten 2022-04-12 19:30:25 +1000
Mary 2022-04-12 17:03:14 +1000
If we don’t value democracy those with the most money and power will influence most of the decisions. The value of our democracy is already corrupted by lobbyists .. electoral campaigns should be sponsored by the people, not corporations.
kate 2022-04-12 15:27:19 +1000
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
Peter 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