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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

Trust is a big issue with our politicians. when we start to believe what our politicians are saying is true on topics like this we will believe them on other issues. Playing the mates game only feeds to ever growing conspiracy theorists and this accepts everything including whether people trust in vaccinations. Integrity is everything.
Teresa 2021-09-16 16:45:17 +1000
I was brought up to believe that governments and the politicians elected by the people were there to represent all of us, not just those of similar political persuasion.
Yet that does not seem to be the case.
It shouldn’t come as a shock to me that money talks, but it does. I see unfairness everywhere. Big business being given endless handouts by the government, with no expectation of repayment when they make huge profits from the taxpayers’ money they’ve been gifted. Whilst people who are hard up are expected to pay back the pittance that got them through the tough times.
I see the media talking up everything to do with the LNP and only negative reports on any other political party.
The media should be made to stay out of politics and big business shouldn’t be allowed to make huge donations to any political party. I actually thought that had all been dealt with, but apparently not.
Here in this amazing sunny country of ours, we have no excuse to be so far behind the rest of the world when it comes to renewable energy sources. However, as long as the mining and energy sectors exert such sway over our politicians, I fear we will continue to lag behind.
It’s time we had someone in charge who actually cares as much as the rest of us do.
Thank Heaven for all those local government and state government departments that have taken things into their own hands and are already producing green energy.
Take big business and media monopoly out of politics once and for all. Make us truly democratic.
Thank you.
Joan 2021-09-16 16:35:57 +1000
Marg 2021-09-16 15:52:57 +1000
A democratic government should represent everyone from the ground up and not favour the views and demands of big donators who represent the fossil fuel industry. It is time to make better choices for climate change management.
Katrine 2021-09-16 15:08:50 +1000
Big Corporates are generally only interested in profit. We Aussies recognise WE MUST take action to look after our planet because Politicians do NOT care
Wendy 2021-09-16 14:47:28 +1000
Lorraine 2021-09-16 14:28:46 +1000
To be a good ancestor for future generations means prioritising long term benefits for the future and not just the bottom line of big businesses.
Ruth 2021-09-16 12:46:55 +1000
Sue 2021-09-16 12:18:14 +1000
Paul 2021-09-16 12:06:04 +1000
This has gone on for too long unchanged by politicians, though challenged by many. Time to put a big limit on donations and reveal who is paying them and to whom. Now is the time for an independent national ICAC. Erst Carmichael
Christine 2021-09-16 11:55:16 +1000
Peter Maybury
Peter 2021-09-16 11:42:29 +1000
David 2021-09-16 11:40:26 +1000
Democracy is meant to be all voices heard from the ground up – not from a few rich giants down.
Gitte 2021-09-16 10:34:35 +1000
Our democracy is seriously threatened on al sides – from outdated religious ideologies, from fake news, from conspiracy theories – and from cynical exercise of power and influence through self-interested political donations.
It’s time to put a big lid on this – it’s not hard!
Alan 2021-09-16 10:15:37 +1000
Vlasta 2021-09-16 10:10:08 +1000
BIG MONEY always CORRUPTS whatever it becomes involved with. This is why TRICKLE DOWN does not work – GREED.
Ernest 2021-09-16 10:07:22 +1000
The failure of Australia’s democratic processes is evident in the growing accumulation of wealth with an influential few to the detriment of the majority of Australia’s ‘shareholders’. Lobbyists should not be permitted to operate except under strict control and transparency. Political donations should be banned and elections funded by the nation.
Richard 2021-09-16 10:02:35 +1000
Ron 2021-09-16 10:01:08 +1000
Robyn 2021-09-16 09:59:03 +1000
Bruce 2021-09-16 09:44:35 +1000
C 2021-09-16 09:43:04 +1000
unchecked political donations ultimately lead to the down fall of a nation; corruption is a cancer that eats away at trust of systems, which leads to lawlessness & ultimately violence. Change the laws now!
Simon 2021-09-16 09:40:24 +1000
Lobbying and particularly when combined with donations (bribes), are rapidly destroying our democracy till it is now hard to identify. We also need a powerful, totally independent anti-corruption as evident by the last few years of the Lib/Nat/Lab coalition government.
Ruth 2021-09-16 09:35:49 +1000
Sheridan 2021-09-16 09:32:40 +1000
I wish to be governed by people who can think independently about what our country needs, not by people at the beck and call of unscrupulous business interests. And if the politicians are unable to think for themselves, and because there are smarter people out there, they need to listen to others, listen to the scientific, health and economic advice. That is being smart and we voted them in with this hope :-(
Rob 2021-09-16 09:00:15 +1000
Gwen 2021-09-16 08:49:41 +1000
Johanna Vandermeer
Johanna 2021-09-16 08:45:16 +1000
It is a fundamental tenet of democracy that all citizens have an equal voice. For sectional interests to pay political parties for prioritisation of their interests is anti democratic. You will be aware that Australia is becoming more corrupt as shown by impartial assessments. This situation is totally unsatisfactory and needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
David 2021-09-16 08:42:38 +1000
Democracy… of the people, by the people, for the people. ALL THE PEOPLE! That’s how it was, let’s ensure that’s how it is!
Jennie 2021-09-16 08:33:18 +1000
Janet 2021-09-16 08:25:47 +1000