• Sustainable Funding for ABA Helpline.
    This morning Senator Nash the Assistant Federal Health Minister announced the ABA Helpline would be funded for another year. To keep staff and for planning the helpline needs certainty. In 2007 the Parliamentary Inquiry recommended that the 24 hour helpline which is used by thousands of women each year be funded. Women from the city and rural areas can telephone a trained counselor for the cost of a local call. Many women leave hospital, often early before breastfeeding is established and require support. Volunteer, trained ABA counselors answer calls twenty-four seven and are a cost effective resource replied upon by health facilities. Every mother on discharge from hospital receives the infant blue book with the ABA helpline number on the cover.
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  • Save the Menindee Lakes Animal Sanctuary
    If the eviction notice is not overturned, over 100 animals will be left at the mercy of recreational shooters and left without the proper care provided by the MLAS. The MLAS cares for orphaned joeys and other native wildlife and also serves as a sanctuary and rescue home for abandoned, abused and neglected livestock (goats, sheep, cows, pigs) and similarly abused domestic animals (dogs, cats, birds).
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  • Stop Cold Water Pollution from Copeton Dam to Gwydir River
    Cold Water Pollution sterilises the Gwydir River's habitat so that Murray Cod, Yellowbelly, Water Rats and Platypus are endangered. Caravan & Motor Home Magazine voted the Gwydir RIver around Bingara the most popular inland camping spot in Australia The value of the river to Bingara for tourism and socio economics is what the harbour is to Sydney. If Bingara is to prosper desirable fish species and habitat must be restored.
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  • National leadership to support breastfeeding.
    Optimum maternal & child health. Preventative health, cost effective, environmentally friendly, human rights issue.
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  • Stop the Kidman Pastoral falling into foreign hands
    Foreign countries are buying up our good agricultural land. The Kidman land is 2.5% of our good agricultural land, twice the size of Belgium. When in foreign hands, the grain and food from this land will flow straight into another country and taxes will not be paid. It will make any laws about land management that our government passes very hard to enforce. See also http://www.afr.com/real-estate/selling-kidman-to-the-chinese-is-complete-madness-says-dick-smith-20160125-gmdqp1
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  • TourDownUnder, dump Santos as a sponsor
    Santos are currently attempting to destroy large parts of Qld and NSW for CSG, but stopping the sponosorship the TourDownUnder can show they are a responsible corporate citizen.
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  • Save the Aboriginal Butterfly Cave
    An important Awabakal women’s place – The Butterfly Cave – is at real and immediate risk of damage from a subdivision being built 20m/65ft away. It's contextual bushland setting will be destroyed. If we lose the Butterfly Cave it will be an environmental and cultural tragedy. We have witnessed the destruction of too many precious sites in bush and city Australia. The desecration must stop and it must stop NOW. Women's business matters!
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  • Save Our Cultural Heritage at Abbot Point
    Our precious places are under threat from massive coal port expansions, and the coal rail line. If the rail line goes ahead, we will be blocked from accessing sacred rock art sites. Adani's new coal terminal will be built only five metres from the burial grounds of our ancestors. The current system is failing to protect our sites. We need urgent protection for our cultural heritage.
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  • Environment ministers: adopt the strictest air pollution controls possible
    Air pollution is a silent and invisible killer, directly responsible for the premature deaths of 3000 Australians each year, and afflicting thousands more. Even at levels that are undetectable by smell, noxious gases and particles in the air can impact your health. Air pollution is a direct cause of many common life-threatening illnesses including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary cancer, leukaemia, birth defects and immune system defects, cardiovascular problems, heart disease and stroke, liver and other types of cancer. Currently, communities like mine in Morwell, state governments, and the public health care system are unfairly left to bear the burden of air pollution-related illnesses and environmental problems. Polluters like GDF Suez Energy, the owners of the Hazelwood mine, have shown that they won't clean up their act on their own - we need a strong legal framework in order to enforce our rights to a clean environment free of pollution. Please sign the petition and lend your voice to all individuals and communities who are impacted by air pollution.
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  • Audit WestConnex
    The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has shortlisted WestConnex for potential auditing. They are completing other infrastructure audits at the moment, but are due to make a decision about whether they proceed with the WestConnex audit very soon. ANAO will consider public submissions when making the decision about whether auditing WestConnex is a priority, so it’s important to demonstrate that lots of people care about this issue and want the project to be investigated. If we can convince ANAO to investigate WestConnex, then we know that the shoddy business case for this project will be exposed. It is primarily $3.5 billion of federal funding that is propping up the WestConnex project, so having the Commonwealth Auditor-General criticise the justification of the project will create campaign opportunities to get the federal funding withdrawn.
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  • Stop the massive intrusive school camp development on Booloumba Creek Rd
    A development application has been submitted to the Sunshine Coast Regional Council seeking to build a massive and intrusive school camp complex in the quiet heart of the beautiful Mary Valley in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The school camp complex to be built on Booloumba Creek Rd will house over 200 students and teachers and generate significant levels of intrusive noise which will dominate the area day and night, ruining resident’s quality of life and devastating property values. The presence of a dozen massive white geodesic domes for accommodation and an enormous white pavilion will permanently ruin the visual and rural qualities of the area and detract from the experience of visitors to the beautifully scenic area as well as being a permanent eyesore for residents. The venue will also be available to hire out on weekends and school holidays to all manner of groups meaning there will be no respite from the noise and disruption for neighbors and residents. Further, Booloumba Creek Rd is a narrow winding rural road that in several places is only one vehicle wide. The addition of coaches full of students and other heavy vehicles servicing the complex will add significantly to the risks faced by local residents and visitors to the area. This massive and intrusive school camp will completely dominate the entire area, permanently destroy the rural ambiance, wreck people's quality of life and has the potential to damage the fragile ecosystem of Booloumba Creek itself. Please help us to stop this development before yet another quiet corner of the world succumbs to development and exploitation.
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  • Stop the catastrophic destruction for Palm oil
    Deforestation, destruction of habitat and species and a health hazard to large parts of Asia. The head of the Global Carbon Project at the CSIRO, Pep Canadell, said the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may have exceeded 400 parts per million for the first time in 2 million years, because of the 1 billion tonnes of carbon released by the fires in a two-month period. A lot of it has to do with growing palm oil trees.
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