• 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
  • Stop minning development in the Clarence Valley
    March with me people I call for any and all, come march down the street of Grafton to the Council Chambers and send the message to Government that the people of The Valley say " No mining development in the Clarence Valley " we are not about their mining agendas. Stop and object to the development of mining in the Clarence Valley. For the preservation of our Valley, for this generation,and the next. Mining companies are raceing against time. Keven Rudd signed the Kioto Protocol, meaning, in 2020 Australia will lay down tools. No mining, no logging and no fishing for ten years, six years to take as much as they can. .Clarence Valley has been rezoned as RU2 meaning minning and agriculture The harbour at Yamba has been approved, what do you think that means for the Clarence Valley and the generations to come.Why do you think that the city of Grafton has now been approved for a second bridge after all this time, there doesnt appear to be any new development. When was the last time you saw a new house being built in Grafton ? So why now ? does it have anything to do with the harbour at Yamba? and wait till they anounce , they will dam the Clarence Dont be dumbed down by the prospect of money or employment,,they have their own agenda. Once its gone it is too late to object
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    Created by Janelle Montgomery Picture
  • Socially Responsible Mining
    We want this profitable, foreign owned mining company, a subsidiary of a Canadian coal giant, to install water treatment equipment, treat their polluted water, and, return it to our creeks. Our locale was described by Major Mitchell in 1836 as "Australia Felix" (lucky) with a creek system "watering this long fertile valley" which flows to the important Goulburn River. Your support will help halt a continuing construction saga of new and more evaporation ponds in historical, still productive farming and environmentally sensitive wetlands.We want to KEEP our mine ! .....but.... NEED them to be socially and environmentally responsible.
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    Created by Brian Leehy Picture
  • Deadly serious. We need Pedestrian Crossings across Chinchilla Street to Chinchilla CBD
    It is very dangerous for anyone without transport who needs to go into the CBD part of Chinchilla. The elderly who travel on their mobility scooters, people in wheelchairs or with disabilities, children on their way to and from school. Every person who has to cross Chinchilla St to go over to the Chinchilla CBD is in danger. My sons and others have told me of their close calls, trying to manouvre Chinchilla Street to get to the overpass.
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    Created by Cheryl Tydd Picture
  • Start a political party
    As an alternative to the 2 major parties, who have little to differentiate between each other in policies or vision.
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    Created by Paul Keyworth
  • No more casinos in Queensland
    The supposed "international tourist" argument simply does not hold up. The following is quoted directly from the Australasian Casino Association's own report for 2009-10: The majority of casino patrons are from either the same city or state as individual casinos, followed by interstate patrons and international visitors. Casino patrons 2009-2010: Local, 40.61 million; Interstate, 4.70 million, International, 4.42 million. Casinos receive the vast majority of their revenue from gaming activities (not hotels, restaurants or any other associated services), these accounted for 78 per cent of total gross revenue. In 2009-10, revenue from gaming machines comprised 40 per cent of total casino gaming revenue ($1,382 million). Table gaming made up 38 per cent ($1,312 million). Why are we even considering a proposal to make Queensland the new Macau? Building a stack of casinos, while lining the pockets of the wealthiest and creating a whole bunch of social issues that future state governments can sort out? It just doesn't stack up. It makes far more sense to make the most of the phenomenal natural resource that lays right off our coast. The Great Barrier Reef! Are we talking tourism? Because no other country in the world can replicate this. And it consistently tops travel surveys as one of the main reasons tourists visit Australia.
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    Created by Belinda Smith
  • No free plastic bags for Target stores again
    We use single use plastic bags to go shopping because they are convenient. That bag is a petroleum based product that took millions of years to make and we use it for maybe 20 minutes and then throw it away, except that it never completely breaks down. It ends up poisoning our land fill and oceans, destroying marine and birdlife. Single use plastic bags have only been around since 1977. Before that, people carried their own bags to the shops. It wasn't hard. We can do it again. Target stores made a great decision to charge for compostable bags 4 years ago. Now they are reversing this decision. Please sign this partition to show them that we don't want them to give out free single use plastic bags again.
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    Created by Kate Chidlow Picture
  • Prevent ISDS provisions from being included in proposed new free trade agreements.
    This is a very important issue. Even John Howard, close as he was to George Bush, in 2001 would not agree to ISDS provisions in free trade agreements with the US, because he saw how detrimental to Australia those provisions were. Now Tony Abbott's Government has these provisions as part of their trade policy. The High Court of Australia will lose its control as the ultimate arbiter on how foreign companies operate in Australia. ISDS provisions will allow companies to challenge many laws adopted by States and the Commonwealth that are in the public interest, in a largely anonymous forum, completely unrelated to Australia. For more information on this issue: read the article by Mike Seccombe in The Global Mail 21/0913 www.theglobalmail.org
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    Created by Kerrie Piper
  • Global Warming
    Australia can show a better example soon. The sooner and more aggressively Australia sets a comprehensive example the easier it will be for other nations and investors to adopt and improve on Australia's leadership. SIGN NOW and PLEASE FORWARD this urgent message to others to help convince our governments and leaders how Australia can show real leadership.
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    Created by John Swainston
  • Don't fund CSIRO's GMO projects without first ensuring strict controls on the results.
    UK Professor Moloney is to be the new Group Executive of Food, Health and Life Science Industries for CSIRO. His track record includes leading Rothamsted's GM wheat trials in the UK and was instrumental in developing the world's first transgenic oilseeds in California which have given Roundup Ready Canola. It is very likely that he will continue to focus on GMOs at CSIRO. The IAASTD report produced by over 400 scientists worldwide was published by the UN and is the most authoritative study ever conducted on agriculture at an international level. It concluded that GM had 'little to offer in meeting the major global food and farming challenges'. However, in the absence of long term independent research, there are serious questions regarding GMOs' safety. Unlike the USA, the European Union has established a stringent legal framework regulating GM food and feed. The framework aims to ensure 'a high level of protection of human life and health and welfare, environment and consumer interests whilst ensuring that the internal market works effectively'. The frightening reality is that, once we release GMOs into the general environment, it will be almost impossible to undo whatever negative impact to health and environment may result! The genie will be out of the bottle. We must set aside any short term pressures and adopt the EU framework now.
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    Created by Ailsa Cowan
  • STOP LOGGING BLUE GUM PLANTATIONS
    KOALAS ARE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES AND MUCH LOVED BY NOT ONLY AUSTRALIANS, BUT INTERNATONALLY TOO.
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    Created by Val Sherwell