We’ll repair our democracy by working together. That’s why ACF, alongside the Australian Democracy Network and the Human Rights Law Centre, is leading a diverse range of people and civil society organisations to establish the #OurDemocracy campaign – a nation-wide movement calling for a healthy democracy that works for all of us.

The #OurDemocracy network worked with experts to design the Framework for a Fair Democracy – eleven clear and common sense reforms to boost integrity and stamp out corruption, making our democracy clean and fair.
To make these reforms law, we’ll need to speak up and do democracy together. By meeting your MP, sending letters and emails, signing petitions, and working with the people around you to stand up for your community, our beautiful nature, and the climate we all share.

Our democracy needs to be clean, fair, active and meaningful. Here’s where we start:

  • Strengthen political donations and spending regulation so there is meaningful transparency and caps on donations, ensuring corporations can’t use their oversized wallets to drown out our voices.
  • Transparency around lobbying so we know who is meeting our politicians and why.
  • A federal integrity commission that has the power to investigate allegations of corruption and uncover deep networks of influence in politics.
  • A strong civil society to advocate for people and planet, where our right to advocate for the changes we need is respected and protected.