Defending Democracy

We live in a democracy. So why aren’t our politicians standing up for it?

The Government has passed 2 out of its 3 toxic bills that threaten our voices to speak out.

 

Our right to speak out has been coming under attack. This year, both parties have proposed and supported laws that threaten to silence every single one of us – environmental groups, humanitarian organisations, people like you.

We’ve fought against two of these bills, and with the support of thousands of people like you, we won a lot of concessions.

The next one, the Foreign Donations Bill is even worse. But we won’t be giving up without a fight.

That’s why we’re calling on Special Minister of State, Matthias Cormann not to pass this law which will restrict charities from doing their vital work.

So what can you do to help? Lots!

1. Join the Network

2. Donate

If you want to know more, here are some of our recent blogs, which explain these three bills in a bit more detail: