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.
Strategic litigation is increasingly becoming a powerful tool for social change in Australia, and with your help we’ve been able to grow our capacity to fund cases that are already having an impact.
In a time when our democratic freedoms, human rights, and the environment are under threat from those who are meant to protect them, it’s critical Australians can access the courts and collectively hold governments and corporate leaders accountable for their actions.
This year, we've got big plans to re-open our courts and our democracy and protect our community's rights and freedoms. Please make a tax deductible donation today to ensure we can achieve this ambitious vision together.
Your support this year has supported the remote community of Santa Teresa to tackle racist housing policies in the NT, has helped disability advocate take CBA on over discriminatory tech and helped historian Prof Jenny Hocking challenge the National Archives' decision to deny the public access to the letters between Sir John Kerr and the Queen -- in the context of a broader pattern of governments shutting down the public's access to information about what they are doing in our names.
With a Federal Election looming, we know the new year will bring fresh challenges to fairness, equality, democracy and the environment in Australia. But you can be certain that with people like you by our side — we’ll be ready to take them on.
We'll establish a Freedom Clinic with UNSW Law and Monash Law to reopen our freedom of information system for all Australians, create an Indigenous Justice project to ensure Indigenous Australians are empowered to tackle police brutality and prison inequity in court, and catalyse High Court challenges to draconian anti-dissent laws like the Orwellian Assistance and Access Act.
Please help put this massive plan into action by making a tax deductible gift today. We can't do it with you.