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More than doubled: Fossil fuel industry donations to Australian political parties on the rise

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We need to strengthen our democracy so it works to protect the places we love.

Our beautiful wildlife and unique landscapes are loved by everyone — and we must ensure our systems work to protect them for future generations.

亚洲365bet官网But right now, powerful voices like big coal lobbyists are distorting the political process and influencing our government for their own gain.

Together we can make our political system transparent, accountable and free from corruption.

We can fix our democracy

Our vision for Australia’s democracy is one in which the wellbeing of all life is at the heart of every decision. Dollars don’t determine public policy — people do. 

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亚洲365bet官网Our democracy needs to be clean, fair, active and meaningful. Here’s where we start:

  • Strengthen political donations and spending regulation. We need meaningful transparency and limits on donations to political parties, as well as spending limits to ensure 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. Our right to advocate for the changes we need must be respected and protected.

亚洲365bet官网A healthy democracy works for our people and our planet.

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Why democracy must start with us

News | 03 June 20

More than doubled: Fossil fuel industry donations to Australian political parties on the rise

News | 12 February 20
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Fossil fuel money distorting democracy

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News | 07 February 20

Sign the open letter: Get big money out of politics!

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Donations data reveals scale of coal and gas industry efforts to influence Australian politics

News | 03 February 20

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News | 03 December 19

Queensland political donation reform is a significant step, but be careful not to stifle charities in the process

News | 28 November 19

Political donations reform is welcome, but don’t let industry groups off the hook

News | 27 November 19

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