Help strengthen Australia’s Democracy

With trust in politics falling to crisis levels and a declining faith in democracy itself, there is an urgent need for reform.

The Australia Institute has prepared an agenda for the next parliament, whoever wins the election, with over 40 proposals for reform.

The proposed reforms would restore a measure of accountability and transparency to our democracy

We need the next Parliament of Australia – whichever side wins – to pursue a bold democratic reform agenda, including:

  • A federal ICAC with teeth
  • Truth in political advertising laws
  • Reforms to Question Time
  • Guarantees that private Members’ business will be debated and voted on
  • A ban on political fundraising in Parliament House

Add your name to the open letter and sign on to the Australia Institute's Democracy Reform Agenda for the 47th Parliament of Australia.

(Read the full agenda and all recommendations here on our website)

An Open Letter To The 47th Parliament of Australia,

With trust in politics falling to crisis levels and a declining faith in democracy itself, there is an urgent need for reform.

Australia Institute research shows that a majority of Australians support the introduction of a national anti-corruption watchdog with real teeth and truth in political advertising laws. 

As a matter of priority, we call on the 47th Parliament of Australia to pursue a bold democratic reform agenda to help restore trust and integrity in the Parliament and our democratic institutions.

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