• Asbestos Cleanup For Terowie Now!
    Asbestos is a major health hazard; the citizens of Terowie have been unnecessarily exposed to it since the 1970s and successive state governments have done nothing.
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  • Dedicated Safety Officers for NSW (Australia) Railways
    As stated by the Minister at the 2013 Memorial to the Granville Disaster, "safety is an absolute priority to the NSW government", and at the very same time she is sacking in force frontline Network Operations Officers who are not middle or upper management, but those people who are responded to all levels of incidents within the rail system. They are the Railways “Safety Officers”. These officers are also responsible for initial investigations of incidents and follow-up enquiries, the alcohol checks, as NSW Rail has a “Zero Alcohol” tolerance in the work place, mobilization of buses when incidents and track work close lines, education of employees in safe operations within the workplace and all other aspects of workplace safety. The Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, has stated that these incidents will be passed on to Station Managers, the one that are left, however there has been no communication with these people, no mention of training, and definitely no mention of remuneration for increased responsibility. The Minister, Gladys Berejiklian has commenced the changes without any benchmark for achievement or success which can only lead to another "Granville". At the present time and when the Minister, Gladys Berejiklian made her policy speech to the press she clearly stated that "cost has nothing to do with these changes", however, due to shift penalties, call outs to emergencies and safety duties during 'track work' these safety officers have been targeted by the ministers consultancy Firm as having excessive income. Why then, is Gladys Berejiklian paying out $2million to train non-English speaking station attendants to make announcements that can be understood? Not for Safety reasons Why is Gladys Berejiklian prepared to waste Millions on changing uniforms simply for appearance? Not for safety. Is it true that the Officers that Gladys Berejiklian is forcing redundancy on are an intricate part of the NSW State Disaster Plan? And, if this is so, what chaos can rail travelers expect if and when another 'Granville' should occur. That's if, the injured should survive long enough for NSW Rail Services to mobilize. The travelling public should start to worry about just how safe NSW Trains are.
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    Created by Phillip Parsons
  • Don't allow Queensland's national parks to be opened up for resort development
    National Parks have been protected in the first place to protect areas of ecological importance from development, mining and other industry. More than ever, these wild places are crucial to maintain ecosystems and to ensure the protection of endangered species. If we allow development in these areas, we are interfering in the protection of these places and not guaranteeing future generations they will have these places to enjoy.
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    Created by Melanie Thomas
  • Campaign against the global trade in asbestos
    Asbestos kills! There is no safe asbestos! "The global asbestos lobby, led by the governments of Russia and Ukraine, is going all out in its efforts to prevent the listing of chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous substance under the Rotterdam Convention." http://www.rightoncanada.ca/?p=1736
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    Created by Louise Williams
  • Save 120 year old tree
    To ensure the relevant 10/30 legislation is consistent with local and state government planning and environment objectives to preserve our natural/environmental and cultural heritage.
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    Created by steve karakitsos
  • NSW Workers Compensation Amendment Act 2012
    All injured workers in NSW, past, present and future are now subject to the most evil injury law. The NSW Gov't has taken away your right to diagnosis, medical care, treatment, rehab and legal advice. Any injury advised to WorkCover will be assigned a case manager of an insurance co. This case manager, often 17 years old, and about to be calling you from India, will have absolute discretion. Their decisions are binding. WorkCover will decide if you can have free legal advice, where you will be assigned 1 of only 250 lawyers left in the scheme. Otherwise you will have to pay. Any appeal about your capacity to work, must be taken to the Supreme Court, at your own cost. You will be dumped on the dole and medicare. Business will not employ you because you have been injured. ISN has met with the NSW Business Chamber, as well as regional chambers, and confirmed. We call on the people of NSW to assist in this urgent campaign. We ask that you visit, email, facebook,twitter and/or phone your State MP, WorkCover, Insurer, Centrelink, Business chamber , Union, GP, employer, colleagues, family and friends. Ask if they know of these amendments. Anything would be helpful. Everyone in NSW is affected by this legislation. Families are breaking up, people are living in cars, all because they went to work and were injured. Homelessness and suicide in NSW is about to rise rapidly. This is a statewide call to assist. Please encourage as many as possible to sign our petition and visit www.isninc.com.au for more info.
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    Created by Patricia Theoret
  • Apple get real about recycling your gear
    We are encouraged to buy buy buy the new while disposing of the not very old. This reinforces a consumer pattern that is unsustainable and that is destroying the planet. Here is a chance for our leadership companies to show leadership on the most important issue of the day or the century.
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  • Walking out of Industrial Education and onto Flow Education at SevGen
    "How was school son?" (early years) "Mum have you ever felt like you could unzip yourself and the real you would step out" This was the walk home from school conversation that has been at the bottom of my 'why' I have been tracking along to SevGen. SevGen is short for Seven Generations and is the thinking that all our deliberations should consider seven generations into the future. It has taken a long time but, there is a time for everything. Like prominent futures education thinker Sir Ken Robinson who says that "schools are killing creativity in our kids", I believe that holistically our children are going backwards with current education offerings and that the time is NOW to do something about it. Hence the education FEvolution that is happening at SevGen with a visionary bunch of FLOW educators.
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    Created by Terri Waller
  • self sufficient coffee and water drinkers of sydney
    We need to clean up the area we live in and create less waste. Residents can bring their own cups/bottles, discounts could be offered, good business for locals and less waste in rubbish bins.
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    Created by Vanessa R
  • Verge Gardens in Herbert Street Manly
    These gardens improve and beautify the streetscape and contribute to the community feel.
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    Created by Kim ARNOT
  • REPLACE All TOXIC WOODY WEEDS!!
    Because:- 1. These Programmes are 50 years overdue (e.g. my late Mother showed and told-me in 1954 at North Ryde in Sydney, how the Broad-Leaved Privets overtook' Buffalo Creek!);officially 9 Privet-Ligustrum sp. are here inAustralia, of which 3 species are already 'geographicallly invasive', and could well be (also) hybridising, to become 'worse'; 2. Because the NSW State Government has been too-corrupt for too long, and some 'certain ethics' need to be re-injected back-into 'the system' here (and in Qld as well, post-Fitzgerald Enquiry and the proven 'rampant-corruption' there, of years ago- that still lingers in that state's (2012) Sustainable Planning Act - a typo' QLD Act of Parliament , which Act makes 'no mention'whatsoever of the/our remnant natural 'Environment'.!!!! 3. Because the federal and state boffins that 'call the shots'on what they perceive is the country's 'worst weeds' DO NOT as a general Rule take-into-account a plant's known TOXICITY, nor the number of toxins known to exist/be manufactured in a/ny exotic plant species, let alone whether or not any or all of those toxins are 'made' in order to kill fauna that eats their fruit etc, OR whether or not 'cumulative toxicity' is/can be expected, on the basis of veterinary knowledge in international scientific literature 4. Because local Councils across-the-country ARE NOT Taking 'Noxious Weeds' at all seriously, and that many/most Councils' have followed Byron Shire/Gold Coast Shire 'down the tube' by no longer recognising if a 'Declared Plant' is also 'Noxious' anywhere else; and hence, a 'blinkered approach' has evolved(culturally-speaking), with lovey-dovey pictures of all the 'Environmental Weeds' being placed-onto their websites, with beaut' colour pics' of all of the pest plants in-flower(lots of colour'), but 'ZERO INFO' about 'any Caution' for humans or wildlife-lovers as to whether the plants have toxic fruit, toxic bark, toxic leaves, or are seasonally toxic, have 7 or more toxins(e.g. Camphor laurels, Privets),or whether/what wildlife species are 'most at risk'; in brief, none-of any-of-that! Scientific facts have been relegated in-favour of nice-looking websites etc and (5) Councils have been tardy or not-recognising State Law/s that require Councils to prepare profesisonally-challenged' Weed Species Management Plans as part and parcel of the Shire 'Bushland Proetction Scheme/s'; Councils need to move-on-this! Cross-Reference to KEY Academic Website : www.camphorlaurel.com
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  • Australians want a Coal Seam Gas Moratorium
    Australians want to secure a safer future for all, with protection for our good food-producing land, our water, human health and our environment from the dangers posed by a runaway CSG industry. Our water supplies for drinking and food production are so important for the future. We should not be risking it on a short term mining boom. The gas will still be there in a years time, so there is no hurry. Plus there are alternatives to our energy needs. Our economy will need our tourism and agriculture industries into the future yet with farm land and the environment being put at risk by the CSG industry, one has to wonder what will be left of them. The people of Tara need health officials to take their concerns seriously. "Unexplained" nose bleeds, ear bleeds, head aches and rashes are just a few of the ailments being reported by the residents of Tara since the industry moved into the estate where they live. A fair go for all, not just a few.
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