• Hunter community demand a fast 2 hour train service to Sydney
    The current Newcastle to Sydney train service is slow and inefficient because it has too many unnecessary stops. Currently the fastest train trip takes 2.5 hours which is much too slow. Many people drive on the F3 because the train is so slow. The new State Government promised fast express intercity train services but have yet to deliver. The recently leaked draft timetable did not include any express services to Newcastle which is completely unacceptable. The express intercity services can be easily created by eliminating all unnecessary stops such as Wyong, Woy Woy, Tuggerah, Epping and Strathfield which will reduce travel time significantly.
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    Created by Tony Proust
  • Feed our native wildlife - not more cattle
    Like many Queenslanders, I believe 83% of our state's land being eaten, trampled, urinated and defecated on by cattle and sheep, is already too much. Degrading more of our state's land and endangering our wildlife further is NOT ON. 'Opening up' our National Parks and conservation areas, sadly consisting of less than 5% of our state's land, will be catastrophic and far reaching. Choosing to feed cows over protecting our limited habitats and our endangered animals is wrong. 83% of our state given over to cattle is enough - no more!
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  • School bus route - Artarmon to the Forest area
    The current options for our young children getting to and from school with public transport are unsuitable/non-existent. Many of the children are too young (eg 5 and 6 years olds) to negotiate regular public transport on their own. In addition to having to cross busy roads without adult supervision to make connections or get to a bus stop, many would also need to negotiate busy interchanges such as changing from train to bus at Chatswood Station, etc. There is a need for a safe public transport option.
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    Created by Katie Harris
  • Public Transport investment for the future of our cities!
    Nations around the world are investing into efficient and effective public transport to move people and address congestion and improve livability. Finally we have seen a change at the Commonwealth Government level under this Labor Government which has set up Infrastructure Australia to make informed decisions on infrastructure priorities. As a result we have seen an increase in funding for Public Transport in our cities. As a nation we can not afford to go back to 50's policies and try to build our way out of congestion by building more roads. Not everyone uses PT but everybody will benefit if we have an efficient Public Transport system in our cities and suburbs. Let's make this an election issue and give a message to Tony Abbott. In contrast even Malcom Turnbull sees the benefits of PT for the future of our nation.
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    Created by Rosemarie Speidel
  • Helium Balloons Littering our Planet
    On a couple of occasions I have walked on remote beaches and come across a deflated helium balloon with string attached to it . Literally millions of balloons get sent into the skies as gestures of different types each year. This means there must be millions and millions of deflated balloons with string attached to them littering the ocean floors and countrysides throughout Australia and the rest of the planet. They are a hazard to our wildlife as they can get tangled in the string or swallow the balloons and they are also a shameful example of human pollution of our planet. It is also a fact that helium supplies are finite and we should not be filling balloons with it and sending it into the atmosphere to be wasted when supplies are getting low.
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    Created by Yvonne Excell
  • Get rid of "How to Vote Cards" at elections.
    The "How to Vote" card system is an archaic, costly, environmentally wasteful and generally unproductive. Having engaged in this farcical process, I am convinced that the benefits espoused by proponents are largely mythical and the procedure is simply a thinly-veiled attempt to engender the same gladiatorial dynamics at the grass-roots level as the parties attempt to create at the institutional level. There is no need for it as the information contained on the cards could just as easily be placed in each polling booth.
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    Created by Aubrey Heck
  • Don't let them dump toxic waste into the Daly and Edith Rivers NT
    The Daly and Edit Rivers are significant rivers in the top-end. They are relatively untouched by farming and mining, and are a strong tourism drawcard. the current proposal is to pump millions of litres of cadmium affected acid water - with a PH of 1 - directly into the river during the wet season. This waste will be pumped untreated directly into the river travel hundred of kilometres before it reaches the ocean. This waste needs to be - at the very least - treated and heavy metals removed - before any option can be considered.
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  • Regulating Holiday Letting in residential zones.
    Residents are losing their community and being disturbed by noise due to the use of residential homes as tourist holiday homes.
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  • Don't Open Cut Mine Big Hill in Stawell
    Open cut mining Big hill in Stawell will cause environmental destruction, air pollution, noise pollution and widespread distress to many of the residents of the Stawell community. I have lived in Stawell for most of my 27 years, and I don’t want to leave the land that I love so much. There are not many people my age who stay in the country, and it’s issue like this that make young people leave. It makes young people lose their faith in small towns and the benefits of living in the country. It disheartens young people that these destructive proposals are considered and that we have so little faith in the wonderful environment that we have around us.
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    Created by Amelia Kingston
  • 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