newDemocracy Funding

The newDemocracy Foundation is happy to disclose all our contributors, listed here.

The newDemocracy Foundation is happy to disclose all our contributors, listed here.

Our activities are overseen by the Foundation’s Research Committee.

The Foundation is often commissioned to assist governments and others on public engagement projects. We are fortunate and grateful to our clients for this revenue producing work. The projects are budgeted on a cost recovery basis (including research costs, which vary from project to project).


In recent years, there has been an operating shortfall, which is underwritten by an annual contribution (from The Anita and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis Family Foundation) ranging from $70,000 to $150,000.

We would like to thank all our donor contributors for their support as we explore the merits of potential innovations to our democracy.

Donations can be made by completing the Donation FormDonations over $2 are tax deductible, and you will receive a receipt within 2 weeks. For any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All on-line donations, as from the 1st July 2016, will be allocated to the Donate to Democracy, Citizens’ Convention project.



Contributions over $100,000

Annual contributions from Anita and Luca Luca Belgiorno-Nettis Foundation ranging from $70,000 to $150,000.


Contributions from $20,000 to $50,000

Australian Unity, a 175 year old independent mutual, supports New Democracy’s aims to better improve Australia’s democratic process. The approach resonates with our historical connection with the development of Federation, and with our focus on helping people thrive.

Google Australia supports a research project aiming to find greener, cheaper and more democratic electoral processes. The contribution comprises cash, technical assistance and pro bono use of the AdWords program.


The Russell Mills Foundation gives financial gifts to charitable organisations to promote the arts and the principle of ‘a fair go for all’ in Australian society.

Contributions from $1,000 to $10,000

Adam Simpson, Managing Director, Simpsons

Simpsons has built a strong reputation as one of Australia’s most highly regarded intellectual property and entertainment legal practices.


Karl Morris, Chairman of Ord Minnett Ltd

Ord Minnett is one of Australia's leading financial advisory firms, catering to corporate, institutional and private clients, with a reputation for being the direct investment specialists.

Bang the Table

Bang the Table is proud to support New Democracy because of our common goal to give people a voice.

Pitcher Partners Accountants & Advisors

With thanks to Pitcher Partners NSW who are long-standing members of their local business communities and specialise in providing highly personalised, expert and commercially astute assurance, accounting, tax and advisory services to their clients.


County Securities


Michael and Suzanne Daniel

Contributions Under $1,000

  • Virginia Pursell, NSW
  • Scott Salter, NSW
  • P Steindl
  • Annalie Kiilian
  • John Atkin
  • Ronald Evans
  • Michelle Nagy, NSW
  • Adrian Den Dekke, NSW
  • Anna Waldmann, NSW
  • Bill Burke, QLD
  • Peter & Christine Brown
  • Tim Hobson, VIC