• Go Away Adani
    Queensland is a beautiful state. Coal has had its long day here. Do we want our kids to say 'we had a famous reef up there.'
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    Created by Robert Miller
  • Developing an Intelligent Democracy
    The Intelligent Democracy model Overview is: a. Objective: to have significant number of voters in each electorate to strongly influence the result in each electorate, and thus the shape of (Federal) parliament. b. Support (and manage) the elected members – each can rely on their electorate to vote them back in providing they follow the riding instructions of the electorate in which they won their seat. They will be able to cross the floor and keep their seats. This will make intelligent democracy work irrespective of Liberal/Labor or Minority governments. It is party agnostic and works irrespective of which party is in power. This model is achievable but needs Getup to take on a major role (A24 would be the right organisation if/when it shows it's head as a strong coordination group across the likes of Getup, Greenpeace, 350.org, SumOfUs, Change.org, Wilderness Society, ACF, Climate Council, Australian Marine Conservation Society, etc) The simple fact is that politicians value the tenure of their positions more than anything else and that is above factional or party allegiances. Once they are in parliament they want to stay for the medium to long term. This DESIRE FOR TENURE is the key point that every day citizens can exploit for the benefit of democracy and for politicians to have the liberty to think long term rather than from election to election. It allow politicians to cross the floor to support the values and interests of the people in their electorate, and in fact it forces them to do so to keep their jobs. This is having a minority government even when Liberal or Labor have the majority as there will be sufficient moderate Liberal and Labor members that are elected in this manner and know that the electorate will be watching their performance (actually this will be done by Open Foundation Australia through their site theyvoteforyou.org - have a look at this). We have a model that outlines how this would work. Please support this petition and we will send you the model with a bit more information. Getup is invited to use its resources to harden it up and implement it. (As an aside, my view re Getup's strategy at this last election was that it aimed at the wrong seats. Aiming at the Liberal hard line right wingers was a 1 out of 7 success (a big fail), and Warringah would almost certainly have voted out Abbott without Getup's involvement. Getup should have put its energy into all the marginal seats and get a progressive government elected as its major priority. Now we have another 3 years of disaster.)
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    Created by Peter Crick
  • Lights for Croome Oval
    Being able to offer flexible training arrangements will benefit our club and the community in 3 main ways: * Allowing us to retain players and increase participation for kids 13+ who typically at this age start with after school working commitments * Allowing us to attract volunteer coaches who are more likely to commit when it doesn't impact their work schedule * Allowing us to increase participation and expand our Senior Club (18+) for Women's and Men's who all have working commitments.
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    Created by Kassy Finch Picture
  • Stop people like Clive Palmer using money taken from Aussie Workers to fund their election campaigns
    Because Clive Palmer is using millions of dollars gained unethically from small businesses/workers for personal gain. He has reformed his old Palmer United Party (PUP) now called the United Australia Party to get himself elected to our great Parliament. Yes he has Candidates - but who is this really all about? You can bet it is NOT about the Australian people! Yet the very things he accuses current Australian Politicians of - taking advantage of others - he has done/is doing himself... He is simply following the Trump playbook by throwing multiple millions of dollars into advertising for months - to get himself elected - which appears to be working if you can believe polls that show that 8% of Australian have been convinced by these millions of dollars to actually vote for him! He has avoided paying what he ethically owes, by using loop-holes in current Australian Tax and Company laws to not pay his retrenched workers and sub-contractors.... Or paying back the the Australian people who - because of Legislation rightfully made to protect ordinary everyday Aussie workers - paid his unfortunate workers' entitlements FOR him .. Nearly $70,000,000! Over twice what he has already spent on this ego-driven political campaign! He could find multiple millions of dollars for a political campaign - but not for his retrenched Australian workers to feed their families and pay their mortgages? The major parties are too scared to take Clive Palmer on because he has used these funds, - ethically owed to the Australian people, sub-contractors and his own employees - many multiple millions of dollars more than the major parties actually have to run their own campaigns - to fund this major multi-million dollar propaganda and Trump-like campaign to convince much less socially aware people to vote for him. Clive Palmer now has some 8% support in the eastern states - people who are considering actually electing him to our parliament.... Do we really want Ethically Bankrupt people ELECTED to our great country's Parliament? My feelings are expressed in my following open letter to Mr Palmer: "NO Mr Palmer - OUR Country is already GREAT. Yes we have basic problems with equity and fairness to the poorest and most disadvantaged in our community - but you are an Ethically Bankrupt person who doesn't deserve to represent the 'ordinary' Australian. You don't deserve to be elected to represent us or our children in our great Parliament by spending millions of dollars of unethical funds to try to convince us that you are the person to 'save' us. We don't need you to "Make Australia Great " - because we have never stopped being a great country! We need Leaders who genuinely care about others - not 'ethically bankrupt' egotistical 'convincers' who even use (almost exactly) the same glib campaign slogans as Donald Trump in OUR great nation's Parliament. There will be genuine people who ARE convinced by you and who also will be willing to jump onto your coat tails to be elected - but we know from last time with your previous political Party's track record - that some of these people will be genuine and sadly - will be opportunists like you. I don't believe that we the Australian people - should take that risky journey by voting for your party to find out. Nor should anyone else like you - be able to use many millions of unethical dollars to try to 'Americanise' our political system Kind regards, A Proud mother of 4 young Australians" The once great Liberal Party is considering (or has even done) a preference deal with this Ethically Bankrupt leader's Political party! Scott Morrison is so desperate to remain the man in power he has continued to (what was that Leadership 'thing' all about?) Ethically Bankrupt himself! AUSTRALIAN LAWS need to be CHANGED so this can NEVER AGAIN occur in OUR GREAT COUNTRY
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    Created by Bev P
  • WTF happened? Stop people taking their own lives
    In the coming months the NSW Coroner will make a decision about authorising an inquest into Tristan’s death. An inquest into the circumstances will enable the Coroner to protect the lives and wellbeing of people. The Coroner can bring to the notice of relevant authorities any practices, policies or laws which could be changed to prevent similar deaths in the future. Less than 24 hours before Tristan’s life came to an end at just 22 years of age, he was discharged from a Psychiatric Emergency Department deemed as no risk to himself or others. While being admitted, Tristan changed his mind and said he would come back tomorrow. He was assessed and released, and sadly like many mental health patients who had contact with a health professional in the weeks prior - he never returned. At age 14 years, Tristan went to a GP to discuss his struggles with his mental health, and by age 19 was addicted to prescription medication where he was admitted to a NSW Detoxification Unit. From there his life went into a downward spiral of battling his addictions and declining mental health. Our understanding is that in the month before his death, he was getting his life on track – but what went so wrong for him to see the only option as taking his life? While we are slowly coming to terms with what happened, we want to learn more about his experience of systems that let him walk out the door and become a devastating statistic. We invite you to sign this petition to show the NSW Coroner that it is imperative to understand the circumstances of people who take their own life. Our hope is that Tristan’s case can raise the awareness of the Coroner to make necessary changes to an imperfect system of well-intentioned people.
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    Created by Anthony Williams
  • Stop5G and beyond
    The detrimental effects of 4G are already established science. Many people already protect themselves, their homes, schools and hospitals from the effects of 4G by using electronic scramblers as well as tektites.5G will exacerbate those negative effects exponentially. Some countries have already banned it. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_f9gpg4t6c; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljLynbr5iPc; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3lwn0NWIWY&t=2856s; https://youtu.be/ol3tAxnNccY;
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    Created by Kangarumees Kerrovski Picture
  • Abolish Informal care
    Informal Kinship care means that Carers have not been assessed to ensure safety and appropriate placement of children, worse of is Violating Article 2 of the UN Convention on the Right of Children that states all children deserve equal rights to do and have what other children have. Informal Kinship Children are not having the support their counterparts are receiving from state Government in Allowances and other expenses.
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  • No confidence in the fisheries Minister
    To the President and Members of the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Western Australia in Parliament assembled. We the undersigned object to the high handed nature of decisions taken in recent months by the Department of Fisheries, and by its Minister, Hon. Dave Kelly MLA, in particular, in that these decisions have shown a wanton disregard for stakeholder opinion, have pandered to minority views, and have damaged our fisheries, both industrial and recreational. In the space of less than a month, Minister Kelly has closed Denmark’s Greens Pool – a major tourist attraction, pulling in more than 350,000 visitors last year – without consulting with stakeholders, cut fishing grounds in half of the demersal gill netting fishery against scientific research and has threatened to nationalise more than 17% of the rock lobster industry in the state, again without talking or listening to those most immediately affected. We the undersigned consider fishing to be a major tourist attraction, and a major industry here in Western Australia, worthy of government support, and deserving of a Minister who understands and consults, rather than one who dictates and over-rides. We request that the Members of the Legislative Council do everything within their power to ensure that the McGowan Government, and Minister Kelly in particular, listen to fishermen and women across this state. And your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray.
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    Created by David Fishlock
  • opera house advertising
    Advertising is a form of visual pollution much like jackhammers in the street except jackhammer welding Labourer improve society whereas Racing advertising does not. Promoting gambling should be restricted to licensed venues period.
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    Created by Ben Mitchell
  • Kinder inclusion for complex medical needs
    For the inclusion of all children with disabilities and complex medical needs. These children should be entitled to receiving kinder education without any barriers.
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    Created by Joanne Sharma Picture
  • Keep King Island Fish Farm Free
    If fish farms are established in King Island's pristine waters then there will be a massively negative impact environmentally, economically and socially. King Island's economy is based on its clean, green and unspoiled image. If the King Island Brand is tainted by its association with industrial fish farming, and the rapidly accelerating negative press and opposition it is generating, then our economy will be severely affected. The very reasons that attract visitors and residents to King Island are diametrically opposed to the industrialisation of our pristine marine environment. Our way of life and quality of life are under threat just so companies and shareholders can make even more money.
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    Created by Alison Stubbs Picture
  • GIVE RSPCA TOWNSVILLE THE LAND
    The RSPCA in Townsville is the second largest in Australia for rehoming dogs. It needs a bigger premises but the Council will not let them have security of land tenure to be able to build. The Council tells the RSPCA to buy land much further out of town. The land being used Council wants to sell for other development but it is mostly scrub surrounded by some industrial lots and a small ragged golf course. If the RSPCA were to move out of town there will be large negative consequences for the people of Townsville, ratepayers and aniimals 1. Everyone knows where the shelter is. It is easy to access and close enough to town for people to go out to see what animals are available to adopt. If it is further out of town people will find it less inviting to travel out there and decide to adopt. Often people visit a few times before deciding on a pet to adopt. If further out less opportunity also for public transport. 2. The RSPCA RUNS FUNDRAISING FROM THE PREMISES SUCH AS THE ANNUAL Santa Paws and volunteer training sessions. It also has a shop for pet paraphernalia. A move further out of town will impact negatively on sales and also on donations of food, toys, blankets etc from the public 3. The lifeblood of the RSPCA are it’s dedicated staff working long hours and their volunteers. Volunteers often juggle work and school runs around their volunteering. If moved further out this will prohibit ma y people from volunteering and animals will suffer ie will not be enough people to walk them and give them extr quality of life whilst in the shelter 4. Ratepayers will be impacted with higher rates as Council Animal Officers will have to travel very much further to deliver stray and lost pets to the pound and the travel time will also impact on their ability to conduct patrols around the streets of Townsville. 5. If people have to travel so far out of town to collect and pay for their lost Pets, they may not bother and we will see a rise of unwanted abandoned Pets needing rehoming. The RAPCA in Townsville is already stretched to the max most days, in this regard. WE NEED THE RSPCA AND THE POUND TO STAY WHERE THEY ARE CURRENTLY LOCATED. Please sign this petition, share it, and lobby Mayor Jenny Hill and your local Councillor to take heed and sell or gift the land to the RSPCA. At the same time ask your councillor when they last visited the pound - you may be shocked to learn... never, not even the councillor whose portfolio it comes under.
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    Created by Adrienne Isnard Picture