Australian Democracy Network
The Australian Democracy Network works for a healthy Australian democracy which puts people and planet first. ADN’s two flagship collaborations are:
Hands Off Our Charities: an alliance of over 100 Australian charities working together to defend the right to advocate for causes and the communities we serve.
#OurDemocracy: a movement of people and organisations working together to get big money out of our political system and to get integrity reforms enacted.
Raise the Rate for Good, ACOSS
ACOSS’s goal is to lift income support payments to above the poverty line. The economic benefits generated by the doubling of JobSeeker in 2020-21 were objectively clear, affirming that lifting people out of poverty benefits us all.
People on low incomes, particularly those who are unemployed, have long been marginalised in public debate about social policy, despite their lives being so directly affected by it. ACOSS is working with grassroots organistions and advocacy partners, including the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children, to elevate the voices and circumstances of those trying to live on the $45 a day JobSeeker Payment.
Tax is Good campaign, The Australia Institute
Australia needs to have a real conversation about how much revenue to raise to fund the services the community values and the most efficient and fair way to raise it. The Australia Institute has a program of work aimed at shifting the national economic debate from a simplistic, narrow argument about ‘debt and deficit’ to an inclusive debate about how Australia can generate the revenue required to fund the public services all Australians deserve.
Facing the Numbers, Common Ground
Facing the Numbers explores the human stories behind the statistics of First Nations people within the Australian criminal legal system. Facing the Numbers is a series of high impact short films that complement a national education campaign. Each film highlights disadvantages experienced by First Nations people within Australia’s legal system. The films will be shared widely online via social media and will connect to existing advocacy campaigns.
The project was envisioned by award-winning Aboriginal cinematographer Tyson Perkins and is being developed by Indigenous production company, GARUWA in a collaboration with campaign partner, Common Ground.
Gas-Led Recovery Fightback Plan, Lock the Gate Alliance
Lock the Gate Alliance is a coalition of farmers, conservationists and Indigenous Traditional Owners working together to protect land, water and communities from dangerous coal and gas mining. The Alliance works to prevent new unconventional gas developments across the country.
Lock the Gate Alliance has built a powerful and successful grassroots movement of communities impacted by mining and gas across Australia. Key aspects of their work include advocating against public subsidies for gas developments; connecting farmers and others with legal advice about their rights; and helping to facilitate the shift to a renewable and equitable future.
Climate Jobs Guarantee, Tomorrow Movement
Tomorrow Movement is organising young people to win a tomorrow with good jobs, great public services and a safe climate. Tomorrow Movement is led by young people who have a lived experience of economic injustice and whose futures will be shaped by the climate crisis. Tomorrow Movement’s flagship campaign is to secure a “Climate Jobs Guarantee”: a transformative plan to guarantee good jobs to everyone who wants one, while doing the work needed to solve the climate crisis.
The Reichstein Foundation has played a leading role in building and sustaining entities and infrastructure that progresses philanthropic practice in Australia.
Reichstein is proud to be a founding partner and supporter of Philanthropy Australia, Australians Investing in Women, the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, Woor-Dungin, Pride Foundation, GiveOUT and the funding collective, Mannifera.
The Reichstein Foundation, with Australian Communities Foundation, is a founding partner and supporter of Mannifera, a collective of Australian funders who invest in civil society organisations that work to strengthen democracy and build a fairer economy.
Mannifera is committed to developing a different kind of philanthropy, cultivating power sharing partnerships with civil society to more effectively contribute to structural change. Mannifera’s collective giving and partnership approach expands the potential of its members’ philanthropy.