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.

2,601 signatures
Goal: 3000 signatures

Will you sign?

: :

:

:

:

:

:

: :

: :

:

:

: :

:

:

: :

Latest supporters

Robert Coenraads signed 2022-04-11 12:45:24 +1000
Patricia Robertson signed 2022-04-11 12:37:38 +1000
Carolyn Goldberg signed 2022-04-11 12:35:33 +1000
Miranda Mills signed 2022-04-11 12:32:33 +1000
Nick Abel signed 2022-04-11 12:25:42 +1000
John Hicks signed 2022-04-11 12:23:26 +1000
Alexander Hood signed 2022-04-11 12:22:02 +1000
David Marr signed via Bruce Shaw 2022-04-11 12:20:40 +1000
Catherine Clark signed via Lyndall Fitzgibbon 2022-04-11 12:17:51 +1000
Margaret McCubbery signed 2022-04-11 12:13:49 +1000
Richard Healy signed 2022-04-11 12:01:50 +1000
Jo Compson signed 2022-04-11 11:55:14 +1000
Julian Knight signed 2022-04-11 11:54:31 +1000
Dick Friend signed 2022-04-11 11:54:31 +1000
John Funder signed 2022-04-11 11:50:56 +1000
Manni Redlich signed via Lia Sargent 2022-04-11 11:47:34 +1000
Anthony Peck signed via Angela Crunden 2022-04-11 11:44:04 +1000
Liz Peters signed 2022-04-11 11:39:48 +1000
David Nicholds signed 2022-04-11 11:39:46 +1000
Daniel Searle signed 2022-04-11 11:38:06 +1000
Lia Sargent signed 2022-04-11 11:37:07 +1000
Marieken van Ewijk signed via Douglas Miller 2022-04-11 11:34:11 +1000
Raya Stanton signed 2022-04-11 11:33:21 +1000
Jon O'Brien signed 2022-04-11 11:26:34 +1000
Merl Hathaway signed via Jennifer Marshall 2022-04-11 11:21:15 +1000
Carolyn Paulin signed 2022-04-11 11:13:02 +1000
Daniela Tymms signed 2022-04-11 11:07:54 +1000
Anita Oakley signed 2022-04-11 11:02:51 +1000
Miree Le Roy
Miree Le Roy signed via Andrew Hill 2022-04-11 10:58:48 +1000
Scott MacLeod signed 2022-04-11 10:58:47 +1000