Corporate influence is undermining our democracy

When #OurDemocracy is fair, all of us can thrive.

The #OurDemocracy campaign is a nationwide movement of people and organisations who want a healthy Australian democracy that works for all of us, not just the powerful few.

Email Prime Minister Albanese about electoral reform

We expect the Albanese Government to propose legislation early next year to change the way elections are funded and run. By emailing Prime Minister Albanese today we can remind him that we all expect him pass legislation to have improved transparency and truth in political advertising in place before the next election.

Online briefing: JSCEM final report

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) releases its final recommendations to the government on how elections should be financed. In this online briefing hosted by the Australian Democracy Network, we discuss how the report stacks up and what’s next for the #OurDemocracy campaign.

Sign the petition to support a parliamentary inquiry into lobbying

Powerful industries like gambling, mining and tobacco spend millions of dollars employing lobbyists to meet with politicians in secret. Unregulated lobbying carries with it a real risk of corruption and disproportionate influence. Join us in calling on Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus to introduce a lobbying inquiry.

Here’s how we win:

We need to reset the rules of our democracy so it will work better for all of us.

Through significant legislative reform and the building of a powerful movement of concerned Australians, we’ll show that our democracy must put people first, not corporate profits.

The Framework

Our Framework for a Fair Democracy outlines a series of common sense, comprehensive reforms that would break the cycle of corporate donations and cosy relationships with our elected representatives.

People Power

Together, we will take action demanding political support for the Framework for a Fair Democracy, creating a political problem for any party, MP or candidate that does the wrong thing.

Expose the Problem

Sunshine is the best disinfectant. We’ll expose all the ways in which our political leaders are selling us out, and hold those who do the wrong thing to account, and we are going to remind them that they work for us, their voters.