• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • UNIVERSAL INCOME
    The current system makes victims of the poor, the unemployed, the disabled and the aged. The current taxpayer subsidized safety net is inadequate and expensive to administer. The casualisation of the workforce and global trade agreements are draining our country of viable full time jobs. The high rate of drug use, suicide, depression, mental illness, homelessness is hugely compounded by the lack of meaningful, full time occupation particularly for young adult males. Many countries have trialled the universal income and the benefits are documented and real.
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  • No to an airport in Koo Wee Rup
    The draining of the Great Swamp produced some of Victoria's and Australia's highest quality soil, rich in nutrients. The development of an airport, the increase in traffic and the pollution which will follow puts at jeopardy the ability to utilize this land appropriately. Reducing the betterment and better health of all Australians. Currently there are significant infrastructure restraints in the area causing complete grid lock over any long weekend, with even mild increased traffic towards Phillip Island and Gippsland areas. Whilst the structure of the project has been sold to Victorians as a great deal with a foreign company funding construction, it is they who will be distributed all incomes, whilst all tax paying Victorians will be forced to pay the infrastructure bill to develop functioning roads to this service. This will create a huge tax burden for all Victorians whilst only servicing what currently stands as 250,000 Gippslandians. Putting further financial burdens on local residents to prepare current houses for additional requirements necessary for being approximately 7 minutes from the airport and decreasing value of the properties. The government has been urging residents to move further out of the city to manage the housing crisis and when Victorians choose to do this to enjoy the country they then decide to propose an airport that will take away everything we love about living further out. The night sky and stars are part of this and an airport being this close will take that away. The impact on the local wildlife and whether they will be able to reproduce moving into the future. Please help us tell the Government to rethink this plan and relocate it to a more appropriate area.
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  • The Block can Save The Gatwick for Social Housing
    The Gatwick has provided a home for those in need of shelter and safety for decades. Keeping this housing stock for low income people would: • Contribute to the maintenance of cultural diversity in St Kilda • Mean less displacement of low income and marginalised people from the communities that they know and understand • Provide stable housing which in turn would provide a belief in self and hope for the future for the people housed, leaving them with an improved ability to leverage opportunities including: * gain work in their local community (even on The Block!) * improve physical and mental health outcomes * allow possible pathways to education and job readiness * provide opportunities for increased social interaction in the home environment and the community * improving their sense of safety and community belonging * enabling the renewal of relationships that have been severed with family and friends * providing access to ongoing support services
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