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Australia's political system is too broken to tackle climate change, and big polluters are determined to keep it that way.
But we have a plan.

We level the playing field.

We back local communities who want to ditch stale politicians and elect fresh independent voices instead.
Taking on major parties is hard. So at the upcoming federal election, we’re raising funds to support up to a dozen underdog candidates who stand for cleaning up politics and following the science on climate change.

Together, we can make it happen.
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Dan Peled
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 Mike Bowers
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We wish money
didn’t matter in politics,
but it does 💰

Major parties can spend over $1m campaigning in a single electorate (there are 151). Often it’s polluting coal, oil, and gas companies writing the cheques. And then there's the pork barreling, rorts, taxpayer-funded ads... and Clive Palmer, who spent $89m to manipulate the last election!
No wonder Australian Parliament has been unable to tackle climate change. But there’s hope.

Something incredible happened last election.

In Sydney, local independent Zali Steggall took on Tony Abbott and won. Fellow independent Helen Haines was elected in Indi, Rebekha Sharkie won in Mayo, Andrew Wilkie was reelected in Clark, and Kerryn Phelps came within a few thousand votes of retaining Wentworth.
In Parliament, Helen introduced an Integrity Act to create a federal anti-corruption commission. Zali introduced a Climate Act that was endorsed by climate scientists and the business community. Both are just a few votes short of becoming law.
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A critical tipping point is within reach at the upcoming federal election.

At the moment, the Morrison Government has a margin of just one vote in Parliament. It means they can dodge scrutiny, and block climate action. But if just a handful more fresh independents succeed at the next federal election, together they could have enough votes to finally force meaningful climate action and clean up politics.
It was the strong crossbench of Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott, Andrew Wilkie and Adam Bandt who helped deliver a price on carbon during the Gillard Government. They also gave us the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which have made strong contributions to accelerating climate action in Australia ever since.
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The next federal election could be as early as March.

Your contributions now mean that grassroots community campaigns can turbocharge their preparations.