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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

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
Melanie 2021-09-25 15:31:48 +1000
Increasing transparency in government helps to ensure that democracy is working for all people, not just the wealthy and powerful.
Penny 2021-09-25 00:31:19 +1000
Baiba Strazdins
Baiba 2021-09-24 13:00:10 +1000
Alan 2021-09-23 20:19:32 +1000
People are what government is for, not a cabal of the privileged. Sly money has no place in good democracy. Please stop retail politics and get on with government!
Kate 2021-09-23 13:49:38 +1000
Aren’t the politicians supposed to be looking after the people of the country instead of BIG corporations and their own pockets?
Do they not realise that money wont sustain the planet or feed us? It seems that corruption and greed are the only things they are interested in these days. When and how can we stop this? We all need to make a stand and together take back what is truly important and find a TRUE LEADER that stand with and for us and our environment.
Lisa 2021-09-22 15:59:56 +1000
There is more to life than money and pedophilia We need our children safe and a planet to live on!!!!

Cathy McGee
Cathy 2021-09-22 14:23:46 +1000
Dale A Young
dale 2021-09-21 16:04:35 +1000
There may be some good intentions/actions in some big corporations but by & large, their focus is on profit for the company
Teresa 2021-09-21 05:55:31 +1000
Yvonne 2021-09-20 21:41:14 +1000
Terry 2021-09-20 15:06:16 +1000
Graham 2021-09-20 13:31:31 +1000
Sheena 2021-09-20 13:15:11 +1000
Parliamentary lobbyists should be abandoned Election donations should also be made illegal as these current processes seek to buy favours from political parties: hence – corruption .
Lindsay 2021-09-19 17:45:35 +1000
Maryclare 2021-09-19 10:52:45 +1000
The essence of democracy is governing for the people. We only have one planet
Geoff 2021-09-18 12:42:13 +1000
Democracy is for the people by the people, to protect and support the people. It should not be for sale, corruptable or unethical.
Michael 2021-09-18 09:09:04 +1000
It’s time to govern for the people not the fossil fuel companies offering the biggest bribes
Adam 2021-09-17 21:07:31 +1000
Emily 2021-09-17 20:55:39 +1000
Leigh 2021-09-17 19:48:29 +1000
Big corporations white ant democracy with their power, money and influence. With their vested interests, they lobby our representatives hard and so the democratic process is corrupted. We are seeing the catastrophic consequences of these corporations’ activities play out before our eyes, and we’ve got to use our power in numbers to try and turn this around
Mitzi 2021-09-17 17:43:45 +1000
Government is for the people not for the billionaires, get corruption out of politics.
Garry 2021-09-17 16:31:44 +1000
Governments need to do what is right for their nation. Their decisions should not be influenced by corporations and mining companies who are to get what interests them only.
Vicky 2021-09-17 15:41:05 +1000
Mitchell 2021-09-17 14:45:47 +1000
We supposedly live in a Democracy. To me this means that every citizen has a vote and thus a say in the directions the country takes. Unhappily in our current circumstances various wealthy power blocks and companies subvert that process. That means that in reality we do not live in a Democracy. Therefore the political representatives should either accept no funding or else announce that they’ve been mistaken in referring to our way of Government as Democratic and re-name it Plutocratic.
The current system stinks of bribery and of the influence of money on the elected Parliamentary representatives.
I think that Corporate donations should be completely banned and that a ceiling of ,say, $1000.00 dollars should be placed on individual donations.
Further, I think it would help the honesty of the Parliamentary system was overseen by an independent watchdog which had the power to publish all donations, including the employers of individual donors.
Most of our Parliamentarians are great at talking about regulation and transparency but they are not seen to live in that way.
Fred 2021-09-17 14:31:00 +1000
greed and dishonesty is fuelling our destruction
Kestrel 2021-09-17 13:58:56 +1000