Did you know that when candidates win 4% or more of the vote they receive government funding - the more votes, the more money?
That means the big parties are guaranteed to receive millions of dollars. This allows them to confidently spend up big on elections. Of course, they also receive millions more in corporate and union contributions.
Not so for small parties including the Australian Democrats. Every dollar we spend has to be raised from members and supporters. This places us at a huge disadvantage.
So not only will your contribution help finance our next election campaign, it will help us break the 4% barrier. If we can achieve that, the real value of your donation will be multiplied many times over.
If you miss the common-sense, principled and compassionate voice the Democrats brought to Australian politics for more than 30 years, here's your chance to bring it back.