• Stop the East West Link toll road from being built
    The East West Link toll road is bitterly opposed by many sectors of the Victorian community. It promises to be the biggest generator of traffic congestion in Victoria's history. It will cost $8.6 billion to build, a record $1 billion per kilometre. No detailed information has been made public as to its feasibility or how it will be funded or paid for. A “spend” of $8.6 billion on this road project will mean that there will be no funds for public transport projects in this State for the next 10 years. The East West Link toll road is to be constructed through Royal Park. Seven flyover roads will connect the toll road to the Tullamarine Freeway, City Link and Flemington Road. The damage to Royal Park, Melbourne’s oldest and largest park, will be catastrophic. The parkland destroyed by this roadway can never be replaced. The loss to public wellbeing, to the environment and to our liveability will never be made up. Some 102 properties have been acquired for the project and up to another 88 more property owners in Collingwood and Parkville are awaiting acquisition notices. Over 50 more residents in Kensington will not know their fate until next June. Economist and columnist Ken Davidson writes: “Dan Andrews says the contract [for the construction of the East West Link toll road] “will not go ahead” because it is not a legally binding document, and he pledges to “snub” the contract if elected. This provides a lot of “wriggle room” for a Labor government to allow the contract to go ahead.” (“The myth about Whitlam’s economic incompetence”, The Age 27/10/14) The legislation enabling the State to avoid public scrutiny of these types of deals with the transport lobby and the finance industry was put in place by Victoria’s former Labor governments. Labor in government undertook infrastructure projects without disclosing the business cases for the projects or allowing adequate public scrutiny of the projects, using private public partnerships which have been outrageously expensive and exploitative of Victorian taxpayers. There is little confidence in the community that similar deals will not be done by Daniel Andrews if his team wins government in the November State elections. The purpose of this campaign is to secure an unconditional and immediate written commitment from Victorian Labor and its leader Daniel Andrews to rescind the contracts for the building of the East West Link toll road upon taking government in the November State elections irrespective of the legality or enforceability of the contracts or the outcome of any legal proceedings challenging the legality or enforceability of the contracts or the Minister of Planning’s actions in issuing approvals for the construction of the toll road, and irrespective of the costs of rescinding the contracts.
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    Created by Joe Edmonds
  • Prime Minister, Call a Federal Election NOW!
    The Australian Federal Government is destroying this country, day by day. We need to elect a new government that understands what Australians want done. Their budget is in tatters. Your policies on the environment, renewable energy, science, Coal Seam Gas, education, health, are unacceptable to us.
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    Created by Gordon Bossley
  • Food Waste Composting
    Methane produced by food waste in land fill is alarming! The resultant product from composting could be made available to the public or used on city projects.Only small cost and carbon footprint to implement,
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    Created by Gaye Bowd Picture
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  • Don't change a sunny garden for residents at a nursing home into a staff smoking area
    Many residents don't have the ability to leave the nursing home and they enjoy a little time in the sun, overlooking a grassed and wooded area in front of the nursing home. Residents enjoying this also benefit from natural vitamin d, engage in conversation with folk on the other side of a dividing fence, see the changes in season through the leaves of the trees and the many birds that fly nearby. It is important that the community norm be upheld in that these residents were not consulted about the change in use and the provision of smoking areas are being reduced.
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    Created by Wayne Begley
  • No Confidence Vote in Australian Prime Minister
    Tony Abbott government was given a mandate to govern Australia by the electorate based on the promises he gave. Since then he has reneged on all of these and no longer represents the will of the people who elected him. This petition is to be given to the house of representatives to request a vote of no confidence by the Australian people in Tony Abbotts government. We request that government ministers act on this petition and call for a vote of no confidence in parliment
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    Created by Richard Fleming Picture
  • Double dissolution: Vote on the Federal Budget
    To let Australian voters decide whether this is the budget they want.
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    Created by Phil na Champassak
  • reducing the costs involved of de-sexing dogs & cats
    to reduce the dumping of unwanted cats & dogs,the overpopulation of shelters & pounds as well as the euthanasia rate of the above & protection of wildlife (in the case of feral dogs & cats)
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    Created by hellen schleijper
  • Don't give Tony Abbott the Senate
    The WA Senate election is a chance to keep the Senate out of Tony Abbott's control. By preferencing the Greens last Labor will hand the Senate to Tony Abbott. We need Labor to protect us from the ravages of an Abbott government.
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    Created by Christine Olsen
  • Keep Heritage listings on Tasmanian forests.
    The world is running out of forests at an alarming rate. Forests are the lungs, the water filters of the world. Human technology simply cannot do all that the natural world does for us. They make the world a richer place simply by their existence. Tasmanian forests house some of our rarest animals. Australia is not a lucky country, we are just a new country, continue down our current path and soon we will not be so lucky.
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  • Save West Bondi Junction - Halt The High Rise
    Some of the The potential impacts of high rise towers in the West Oxford Street Precinct include: • Increased shadows over houses and amenity in the local area • Interrupted transport services due to the construction • Buildings that are not in keeping with the local heritage architecture • Decreased property prices • Increased population putting strain on local services and amenity • Increased traffic in the local area
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    Created by Save West Bondi Junction
  • Extend the proposed light rail beyond Hobart and MONA
    The Brighton and Kingborough Municipal Councils are two of the fastest growing residential areas in the state and both lie within 30 kilometres of the Hobart CBD, with existing rail infrastructure already running from Bridgewater to Hobart. Given that this rail infrastructure already exists, it only makes sense to use this for passenger rail. It will ease stress on the Brooker Highway and Main Road running through Hobart's northern suburbs, parking space and congestion in Hobart's City Centre will be relieved, and stress on the Southern Outlet between Kingston and Hobart will also ease. Also, given that a light rail vehicle will run on electricity, Aurora and Transend will have an additional main client to supply electricity to and they can afford to lower the unit price of electricity to residents, especially those on lower incomes. Tasmania is also a self-sufficient supplier of hydroelectricity, a clean and renewable energy resource, that can reduce commuter dependence on petroleum-powered buses and cars. An extended light rail system is a good idea for safer and cleaner transport, the environment and commuters on lower and higher incomes.
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    Created by Josh Durno