began as a movement of people speaking out against the injustice of ‘third world’ debt. More than a decade later Jubilee remains a critical voice in Australia and a dynamic member of the international movement for global justice. Jubilee’s research and advocacy challenge the practices of business and government that in the name of ‘development’ disregard the livelihood, culture, social structures and environment of communities in the Asia Pacific. Jubilee Australia advocates for local communities to have their voices heard, and the ultimate say in determining their own future. Jubilee Australia is pleased to be involved with the Sydney Democracy Network, as it connects the dots between accountability and the fundamental principle of respect that lie at the core of democracy, paving the way for a better paradigm.