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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.

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, 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.

The next federal election could be as early as November.

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