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BIG DEAL is a wake-up call about the frightening extent to which money has infiltrated politics.

Christiaan van Vuuren is an everyday Aussie – a comedian with provocative instincts, but also a father with a keen sense of fairness and justice. Christiaan is proud of his country, its peaceful society and its sound political system. So proud, in fact, that he might be a little complacent about the state of Aussie democracy. Smug, even.

Big Deal begins with Christiaan mocking the fact that the US democracy has been taken over by big money, but he soon realises that the situation in his home country is not all that different. A wakeup call about the frightening extent to which money has infiltrated politics, Christiaan’s unlikely journey shows us why we should care, and how we might work together to ensure our democracy is safeguarded from being sold to the highest bidder.

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Philanthropic investment

Big Deal was Produced with the assistance of Philanthropic investment from:


Australian Communities Foundation Impact Fund, and Sub Funds:

Macston Social Endeavour
Wahroonga Fund
Story Street Fund
Fairer Futures Fund
Ngaruk Fund
Wanless Family Fund
Agnes Robertson Fund
Van Raay Family Fund
Westall Moment in Time Fund
Omi-albers Fund
Clack Mclure Fund
Hardman Family Fund
Juno Fund

Mannifera Funding Collective

Susan Mckinnon Foundation

Paul wiegard

Just World Investments

Oranges and Sardines Foundation