Grata empowers Australians to create extraordinary change by removing the enormous financial barriers to court and by integrating litigation with strategic movement-driven campaigns on the issues of human rights, democracy and climate change.
By pushing back against unfair laws and policies through the courts, our movement is relieving hardship for millions of Australians.
We’re inspired by game-changing court cases that have disrupted unjust laws around the world and believe the time has come for Australians to get their day in court.
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We work with the Australian community to pinpoint vital legal cases that protect or advance rights and freedoms
We unite our movement of bold lawyers, expert activists and brave champions willing to take unfairness on in court
Our community chips in to fund expensive litigation costs and unlock the power of the court
US citizens came together to defeat Trump's Muslim Ban in court
“Our courts today worked as they should: as bulwarks against government abuse", said the ACLU's Executive Director on the win.
Dutch people held their Government accountable for their failures on climate change.
“States are meant to protect their citizens, and if politicians will not do this of their own accord, then the courts are there to help”, said Marjan Minnesma of Urgenda, who coordinated the challenge.
For the first time, citizens held their government accountable failing to keep them safe from climate change. The court ruled that the Dutch government must reduce emissions by 25% by the end of 2020.
The LGBTIQ movement was victorious in their fight for marriage equality in the Supreme Court
The most important American civil rights case in a generation declared same-sex marriage legal across the United States. The victory followed years of collaboration between equality activists, lawyers and couples seeking the right to be married and was celebrated around the world as a victory for love.
Please make a tax deductible donation today to support game-changing Australian litigation.
In 2016, the Grata Fund Community enabled Doctors4Refugees and Fitzroy Legal Service to take the Government to the High Court over draconian gag laws in the Border Force Act. The laws threatened doctors, teachers and social workers who spoke out against abuse on offshore detention centres with imprisonment. In response to the case, the Government repealed the laws in 2017 - finally allowing the free flow of information to the Australian public about the conditions facing asylum seekers in offshore detention.
Then, our community chipped in to enable Environmental Justice Australia and their client to hold the Commonwealth Bank accountable in court over climate change risk. In response to the case, the bank became the first of the Big Four banks to properly address the seriousness of climate change risk in its Annual Report.
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By making a donation, you're helping to remove the enormous financial barriers that stop people from bringing critical test cases in Australia and enabling Australians to hold our government and corporate leaders are accountable under the bright lights of the court.
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