• No To Wallarah 2 Coal Mine!
    It has been shown that the mine will significantly effect the underground water flow within the Dooralong Valley. It will interfere with endangered species including the Charmhaven Crabapple and squirrel gliders in the area. It will cause significant noise and dust penetration to the nearby residential property of Blue Haven (less than 300 metres from the coal conveyor system and coal loading facility). It places at risk significant commercial enterprises being developed by other land owners in the immediate area and it removes both legal and actual access to a number of privately owned land holdings.
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  • Stop Corruption of the Political Process by Global Corporatism
    Globally governments are increasingly handcuffed in their ability to address serious threats to our species such as climate change, economic collapse and social inequalities. In order to halt this process political power needs to be devolved, big money taken out of out politics and the political process returned to the people. Our democracies, our civilization and our planet are at stake, all of which will be sacrificed at the alter of short term profit if the people do not resist.
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  • Don't Frack Victoria!
    Hydraulic fracturing 'fracking' involves the high-pressure injection of millions of litres of water, sand and chemicals into shale cracks. Not only does the process involve huge (and scare) volumes of water, The risks associated with this process are serious. In Australia and the US, fracking has: - contaminated and depleted aquifers and drinking water, - damaged land and habitats, and - caused methane leaks, causing serious air pollution. A large area of southern Victoria is targeted for shale oil and gas exploration and eventual production. A ban on unconventional gas production is required so that our domestic, livestock and food water resources, and our very valuable food production is protected from the very real risks of water and food contamination, as has happened in other spread of Australua and overseas!!. Legislation must be strengthened to protect the precious water in our environmental, cultural, heritage, recreational and food producing areas. Victoria, particularly the higher rainfall areas of the south is fast becoming the food bowl for the rest of Australia, with high per hectare production of milk and meat. This resource could be jeopardised should fracking be allowed to occur.
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  • Let's Unite To Fight Back The Banks, While We Wait For A Royal Commission
    We should seed the changes for a better world and not wait in vain on politicians' promises. The Big 4 Australian banks are on the list of the most profitable banks in the world. They are the biggest corporations in Australia together with the big mining companies, and politicians have done minimum to reduce their oligopoly power. A Royal Commission after all the scandals over the past years is what we all want. However our politicians might not deliver on our aspirations to scrutinize the banks. Therefore, let's take actions on our hands and build a better future for all Australians.
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  • Make politicians claim their entitlements via centrelink
    Politicians use of entitlements concerns many Australians right across the political spectrum. There have been numerous reviews into entitlements after equally numerous spending scandals. The people would regain confidence in the entitlement system if they knew politicians faced dialing the same numbers and lining up in the same queues as ordinary Australian do to access federal payments. This should include not only travel entitlements but all payments, including ongoing retirement benefits that deliver special six figure pensions to politicians. When there is concern in the community about rorting instead of another ineffective parliamentary review centrelink can crackdown and use its extensive arsenal of tools to ensure compliance: including obligatory waiting periods, asking claimants to produce extensive and exhaustive personal information, hiring private detectives and snooping on the social media accounts of claimants to verify their honesty. Where fraud is systemic centrelink could issue payments on cashless cards that can only be used for pre-approved purchases and for example exclude sales from liquor shops and helicopter hire agencies. It makes economic sense to move politicians onto the centrelink payment system as there is a duplication of services with the department of finance. Entitlements regularly make the news, here are just a handful of recent articles on the subject. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/mps-perks-include-doubledipping-on-tax-deductions-rent-rates-power-and-mortgages/news-story/09d48b66d2d399731ba2c98c8ddab66b http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/the-federal-politicians-using-taxpayerfunded-perks-to-pay-off-their-mortgage-20160407-go0dye.html http://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/eyewatering-extent-of-pollies-perks-as-doubledipping-scandal-emerges/news-story/9fbdbb5e83cc058beb52979480f410a6 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-08/barns-politician-expense-claims-deserve-closer-legal-scrutiny/5008670 http://theconversation.com/choppergate-no-more-what-the-review-of-politicians-entitlements-will-mean-56196 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/qa-politicians-pensions-and-wages-under-the-spotlight/news-story/19023fe37595eea96c8a938bae795a48 UPDATE 09.01.17 Health minister Sussan Ley stands aside pending travel expenses investigation http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-09/sussan-ley-stands-aside-over-travel-expenses/8169410
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  • Stop the closure of Empire Street Early Learning Centre
    The council made the decision to close the Empire Street Early Learning Centre in Footscray in a closed council meeting on 19 July 2016. This unconscionable decision will have a detrimental impact on current and future local families who use this valuable service for child care (with kindergarten teacher) and for check ups with the maternal and child health nurse. Centre staff are devastated at the news of the closure and redeployment for all staff to other centres still remains uncertain.This area of Footscray has a high density population and with developers gaining approval to build more apartment blocks, removal of such important community services is negligent. Please help the local community of Footscray keep Footscray a friendly suburb for families to live. Please read The Star's coverage of this important community issue: http://www.starweekly.com.au/news/shock-at-closure-of-childcare-centre-in-footscray/pub/maribyrnong_hobsons_bay/
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  • Kunannurra Hunger Striker Needs Answers
    Daniel Taylor has been on a hunger strike for 14 days in protest of the privacy conditions of the cashless welfare card. The government has been ignoring him and the mainstream media are being typically biased. Please help Daniel get answers. For more info: http://www.activist-news.com/day-five-daniel-taylors-hunger-strike/ or https://www.facebook.com/WeStandWithDavid/?fref=ts
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  • let's support our Dairy Farmers now!
    The money raised would go directly to the affected Dairy Farmers who are now faced with; 1] Reducing their herd to pay the retrospective charge. 2] Taking on more debt. 3] Consider selling up as the price of milk paid by the Processors is not sustainable for a viable business. While the price of some Supermarket Brand milk remains at $1 a litre our Dairy Farmers are working hard to produce safe milk for us with little return for them. Now they are paying it back!
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  • Save Our Parkes Hospital
    According to projections by GetUp, Parkes Hospital could lose up to $30.8 million in federal funding over the next decade. This is roughly the equivalent of 19 hospital beds, or 34 nurses, or 19 doctors.* These cuts are the outcome of changes to Federal-State funding arrangements made in the 2014 budget, which saw $57 billion ripped from local hospitals over the next decade. The Turnbull Government's recent budget restored just $2.9 billion, locking in $54 billion of these cuts. Meanwhile the Coalition is trying to argue that they have increased health funding. These enormous funding cuts come at a time when the Australian Medical Association and Australian Nursing ​& Midwifery ​Federation are warning of an imminent crisis unless hospital funding is increased. They could mean fewer doctors, nurses, or beds, and longer emergency room and elective surgery wait times. But there's hope. In this critical pre-election period, polling shows that protecting our universal healthcare system is the number one vote-changing issue for Australians. The Coalition's attack on public health is clearly ringing alarm bells for voters, and we have a plan to turn the volume up. In the lead up to this year's Federal Election, people will step up in their local communities to call on their Federal MPs and local candidates to commit to adequately-funded hospitals. Together, we will lay the foundations for a strong and secure future where all Australians can receive the quality healthcare they need. *The funding loss projections per hospital are based on figures provided by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) and hospital bed figures (2013) provided by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The projections are based on the full $57 billion cuts figure and represent our best estimate given the available data. For more information see: http://www.getup.org.au/hospital-funding
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  • Save Our Werribee Mercy Hospital
    These cuts are the outcome of changes to Federal-State funding arrangements made in the 2014 budget, which saw $57 billion ripped from local hospitals over the next decade. The Turnbull Government's recent budget restored just $2.9 billion, locking in $54 billion of these cuts. Meanwhile the Coalition is trying to argue that they have increased health funding. These enormous funding cuts come at a time when the Australian Medical Association and Australian Nursing ​& Midwifery ​Federation are warning of an imminent crisis unless hospital funding is increased. They could mean fewer doctors, nurses, or beds, and longer emergency room and elective surgery wait times. But there's hope. In this critical pre-election period, polling shows that protecting our universal healthcare system is the number one vote-changing issue for Australians. The Coalition's attack on public health is clearly ringing alarm bells for voters, and we have a plan to turn the volume up. In the lead up to this year's Federal Election, people will step up in their local communities to call on their Federal MPs and local candidates to commit to adequately-funded hospitals. Together, we will lay the foundations for a strong and secure future where all Australians can receive the quality healthcare they need. *The funding loss projections per hospital are based on figures provided by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) and hospital bed figures (2013) provided by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The projections are based on the full $57 billion cuts figure and represent our best estimate given the available data. For more information see: http://www.getup.org.au/hospital-funding
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  • Save Our Singleton Hospital
    According to projections by GetUp, Singleton Hospital could lose up to $41.5 million in federal funding over the next decade. This is roughly the equivalent of 25 hospital beds, or 46 nurses, or 26 doctors.* These cuts are the outcome of changes to Federal-State funding arrangements made in the 2014 budget, which saw $57 billion ripped from local hospitals over the next decade. The Turnbull Government's recent budget restored just $2.9 billion, locking in $54 billion of these cuts. Meanwhile the Coalition is trying to argue that they have increased health funding. These enormous funding cuts come at a time when the Australian Medical Association and Australian Nursing ​& Midwifery ​Federation are warning of an imminent crisis unless hospital funding is increased. They could mean fewer doctors, nurses, or beds, and longer emergency room and elective surgery wait times. But there's hope. In this critical pre-election period, polling shows that protecting our universal healthcare system is the number one vote-changing issue for Australians. The Coalition's attack on public health is clearly ringing alarm bells for voters, and we have a plan to turn the volume up. In the lead up to this year's Federal Election, people will step up in their local communities to call on their Federal MPs and local candidates to commit to adequately-funded hospitals. Together, we will lay the foundations for a strong and secure future where all Australians can receive the quality healthcare they need. *The funding loss projections per hospital are based on figures provided by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) and hospital bed figures (2013) provided by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The projections are based on the full $57 billion cuts figure and represent our best estimate given the available data. For more information see: http://www.getup.org.au/hospital-funding
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  • Save Our Murwillumbah District Hospital
    According to projections by GetUp, Murwillumbah District Hospital could lose up to $62 million in federal funding over the next decade. This is roughly the equivalent of 37 hospital beds, or 69 nurses, or 39 doctors.* These cuts are the outcome of changes to Federal-State funding arrangements made in the 2014 budget, which saw $57 billion ripped from local hospitals over the next decade. The Turnbull Government's recent budget restored just $2.9 billion, locking in $54 billion of these cuts. Meanwhile the Coalition is trying to argue that they have increased health funding. These enormous funding cuts come at a time when the Australian Medical Association and Australian Nursing ​& Midwifery ​Federation are warning of an imminent crisis unless hospital funding is increased. They could mean fewer doctors, nurses, or beds, and longer emergency room and elective surgery wait times. But there's hope. In this critical pre-election period, polling shows that protecting our universal healthcare system is the number one vote-changing issue for Australians. The Coalition's attack on public health is clearly ringing alarm bells for voters, and we have a plan to turn the volume up. In the lead up to this year's Federal Election, people will step up in their local communities to call on their Federal MPs and local candidates to commit to adequately-funded hospitals. Together, we will lay the foundations for a strong and secure future where all Australians can receive the quality healthcare they need. *The funding loss projections per hospital are based on figures provided by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) and hospital bed figures (2013) provided by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The projections are based on the full $57 billion cuts figure and represent our best estimate given the available data. For more information see: http://www.getup.org.au/hospital-funding
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