• Free Fiona Smith, #Right2Refuse protester & platypus advocate
    Fiona Smith was to attend International Victims of Psychiatrists Day on 10th Oct 2pm - 5pm, at Canberra Parliament AAA. This is about a protester & human rights defender being silenced by the vile cruel exploitation legislation that is the MHA. Risperdal Consta is causing Fiona Smith horrific pain and damage to her body, disfiguring, disabling and retarding of her abilities. Risperdal Consta is known to cause - -agitation -anxiety -changes in vision, including blurred vision -difficulty concentrating -difficulty speaking or swallowing -inability to move the eyes -increase in amount of urine -loss of balance control -mask-like face -memory problems -muscle spasms of the face, neck, and back -problems with urination -restlessness or need to keep moving (severe) -shuffling walk -skin rash or itching -stiffness or weakness of the arms or legs -tic-like or twitching movements -trembling and shaking of the fingers and hands -trouble sleeping -twisting body movements This is outrageously cruel drug to forcibly subject Fiona Smith to. Her skin was torn when they forcibly injected her in her arm, causing her to bleed, and as she said 'blood everywhere all over the bed where they held me down.' Victorians must think of human rights and dignity, before the money made from human research. It is a disgusting thing for a State Government, and a Federal Government to profit from. Forced Human Experimentation, and the psychiatrists that torture people for profit, must be utterly condemned and immediately stopped. For a state such as Victoria to train psychiatrists to torture little animals in their research, then move on to humans is disgusting. For these psychiatrists to take pleasure in the power they have to break people under torture, into servitude as research specimens, and be allowed to do that through State legislation, is so vile and evil. That the State Legislators have given violating psychiatrists loopholes such as Emergency Treatment/ Research, and the Victorian Mental Health Act 2014, is not something that should be allowed. No State/ Territory in Australia, or any other place in the world, should be allowing psychiatrists to force their products, procedures, programs, beds and research on people. And the life of our rivers, as Fiona Smith has been advocating must also be considered. The river water would not be any where near as polluted as it is if there was no forced psychiatry. Victoria and the rest of Australia must implement international agreements, such as the UN CRPD, stop violating Fiona Smith, the people she's being protesting for, and the river life she's also been advocating for. https://youtu.be/NfWEu3BPaWU Forced psychiatry should be considered a servitude offense, and the Code violations, for the human research people have been forcibly subjected be recognised and subjected to the full force of the law.
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  • Save Toondah's Wetlands
    Walker Group has proposed to build 3600 units in the Toondah wetlands in Moreton Bay (a RAMSAR site) which will devastate mangroves, and harm migratory shorebirds, dolphin, dugong, turtle, and koala populations in the area. The former QLD State Newman LNP Government had issued the area a PDA (Priority Development Area) but the current QLD State Labor Government has kept it in place, and the Federal Coalition Government has ignored the advice of its own environmental department on the issue. If built this could also devastate the local economy with increased congestion on our roads, the Cleveland CBD could receive less attention hurting local businesses, and placing more of a burden on the taxpayer to fund for this project despite the concerns of climate change and rising sea levels in an area that could be built on reclaimed wetlands. Local first nations groups have also received hardly any contact or input in the process, as this is an area sensitive to cultural heritage as well. Building such a development could also pose as a noise and potential health risk to nearby residents. For more info please see attached link: (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-09/the-developer-the-whistleblower-and-the-minister-toondah-harbour/10487806)
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  • Stay Away! Equinor! Mirning Peoples SAY NO mining!
    This place ....the Great Australian Bight is very important to the Aboriginal Mirning Tribe in South Australia. Our dream time story comes from this wonderful coast! My grandmothers ancestors grew up along this wonderful untouched pristine coast! We have to give a voice to whales and many other wonderful sea creatures that inhabit along this coast! An oil spill will destroy the coast of Australia for many years to come! We can't risk our ocean!
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  • Stop The Bunbury Marina ! Protect the Dolphins of Koombana Bay
    Protection of the environment and the waterways, the wild population of Dolphins populate in Koombana Bay. The numbers of dolphins have been decreasing as a result of human interactions in Koombana Bay already. What impact will a Marina have upon them should it be constructed?
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  • It’s time for Climate Action
    Climate Change is a global crisis which needs to be urgently addressed, it is time to put politics aside and work together for the future. This is an opportunity for real and positive change let’s take it.
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  • International Dark Sky Park Accreditation for Bunya Mountains
    The world is quickly losing its dark skies due to light pollution. Light pollution doubled globally between 1992 and 2012. Bunya Mountains has unique fauna including fire beetles and powerful owls that need dark skies for their survival with Australia's vulnerable nocturnal fauna being at threat of extinction given the impacts of climate change.
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  • Ban shark culling in Australia
    We need to shift our awareness and understand there are other ways to prevent shark attacks from occurring and killing them is not the answer. It is unethical and will destroy our ocean causing a imbalance in the oceanic ecosystems, leading to serious environmental consequences. No matter how you look at it, sharks have been around for 400 million years. Many sharks are becoming endangered and need our voice. Sharks help keep populations of their prey in check, weeding out the weak and sick animals to keep the overall population healthy. Their disappearance can set off a chain reaction through out the ocean and even impact people on shore. If sharks disappear it would be bad news for us all.
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  • Protect S.E. NSW kangaroos
    Kangaroo populations will be negatively impacted. Even more cruelty will be inflicted on kangaroos than now because multiple shooters both professional and amateurs can shoot; Shot kangaroos meat can be used for non-commercial purposes; Shooting can take place statewide extending out past the current harvest zones; All sizes from young to adult can be shot. The government says only 13% of the quota is being currently used and the reason for this is because the commercial shooters must abide by size limits in order to keep a stable population of breeding stock. With these changes all of these precautions have been removed and all agencies, farmers, and industries involved will simply decimate the population of kangaroos to point of extinction, locally, regionally and in the state targeted areas being allowed. Contrary to what farmers always say, their numbers are not 'exploding' - how can they when they only give birth to one joey a year? Their chances of surviving are threatened not only by shooters but also loss of habitat, drought, fire, car collision, dog and other predatorial attacks, fence hanging and disease. A small mob of kangaroos is seen as a 'plague' by these farmers. Instead of caving into farmers all the time the government should also listen to what Australian residents want. Kangaroos are becoming locally extinct in areas where they used to be abundant. Eventually there will be none left and it will be too late to act. Please sign this petition and share.
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  • Save Jesmond Bush
    Have you been to George McGregor Park? It’s a verdant refuge for native species nestled amongst the suburbs in Jesmond. The edges of the bush have been slowly encroached upon by suburban development for decades, and what remains is some of Newcastle’s last remaining habitat for impressive and unusual species like the Powerful Owl and the Squirrel Glider, the Black-eyed Susan and Hakea bakerii, all rare and protected. The Jesmond to Rankin Park bypass will be constructed right down the middle of this native habitat by Roads and Maritime Services. The design was recently updated by RMS to better accommodate connectivity for cyclists. What about connectivity for the animals living in Jesmond bush? The current design sees a giant wall of dirt blocking the path and free movement of the fauna in Jesmond bush, impacting their ability to breed, feed and ultimately survive. There are alternatives to the current design that would improve the outlook for wildlife, such as the use of pylons which will in the long run leave less of a clearing footprint and better accommodate the animals inhabiting this beautiful patch of native bush. We the undersigned call on Roads and Maritime Services to improve the design of the Jesmond to Rankin Park bypass to maximise habitat connectivity and ensure local wildlife populations continue to thrive . Sign the petition and let Sonia Hornery, Member for Wallsend know that we value the species living in George McGregor Park and the long-term preservation of local habitat.
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  • Make Commercial Whaling Illegal
    Killing whales for food has occurred in some cultures for thousands of years, but commercial whaling is quickly devastating the world's whale populations. Commercial whaling involves hunting down these majestic creatures and turning them into barrels of oil for profit. Whales are essential for healthy oceans - they play an important role in the food web and help the oceans deal with the impacts of climate change. Japan is one of the world's biggest whalers. Although they say the slaughter happens for "research", the same research can now be conducted without killing the animals. Most whale populations have decreased by 90% in the last 200 years. If we don't act now to ban commercial whaling, our grandchildren may only see the beauty of whales in museums.
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  • Stop The Light Rail Project
    We believe cancelling the light rail project will: Save 200 trees (some, 150 year old). Save endangered wildlife in the trees. Save Aboriginal Artefacts. Save Shade for Sydney People. Save 37 million Customers that will be lost to Sydney per year. Save Sydney Businesses. Save NSW $3 billion by having Electric Buses.
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  • Stop Land Clearing That Will Wipe Out Koalas
    Koala populations are already struggling in certain parts of Queensland such as Dalby. Habitat is critical to the survival of the koala and up to 80% of koalas who lose their habitat are likely to be wiped out. The proposed destruction of koala habitat is for new coal seam gas wells on Queensland's Western Downs. Coal seam gas mining is a threat to farmlands and water resources not to mention the public health risks which have not yet been properly assessed. Potential harm could include an increased risk of cancer. What else can we do? Write to minister Hon Jackie Trad [email protected] Write to the Premier of Queensland Hon Anna Palaszczuk https://www.thepremier.qld.gov.au/tools/contact.aspx Join the Animal Justice Party Queensland https://animaljusticeparty.org/join/ Donate to the Australian Koala Foundation https://www.savethekoala.com/
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