• 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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    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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  • 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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    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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    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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  • Stop government sell off of Sydney bus services
    Need to keep public services in public ownership Protect bus driver jobs Stop govt unfairly blaming STA and bus drivers for delays to services due to Sydney road congestion
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  • Save the Queen Victoria Market
    The QVM is an important source of fresh affordable food in the centre of Melbourne. The changes being proposed by the City of Melbourne will result in its destruction as a source of food security for large numbers of people, and an iconic part of Melbourne's cultural life.
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  • Defend the ABC
    An independent robust public broadcaster is the only reliable source of unbiased news and current affairs, as well as a promoter and nursery for Australian talent in the arts, including music, film and theatre. The ABC is chartered with providing these services to ALL Australians, no matter how remotely they might be located, and has been, until recent changes enforced by budget cuts and 'management decisions', a reliable source of information for the pacific and Asian nations. Add the public broadcaster's important roles in alerting us to national emergency information and providing reliable news to the regions around us, and everyone can understand the importance of a healthy ABC. The fact that both Labor and Coalition governments have raged about the "biased ABC" over past decades clearly indicates that it has been doing its job to hold governments to be accountable, no matter which side of the fence they sit on. We need a healthy ABC and we need to stop this government destroying its effectiveness.
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    Even if ASF or any other company would pay a fair market price for the land (and we know this would NEVER happen!) the answer to their application SHOULD BE: NO! 1. If the SEAWAY/BROADWATER is meddled with in any shape or form the resulting effect on river tides/sand movement/silting/effect on the ecosystem is anyone's guess? WE CANNOT RISK IT! 2. We need the SPIT and all other open spaces on the Gold Coast to be preserved as our city is full of high-rises, we haven't got enough roads, our public transport system is basically non-existent, traffic is chocked throughout the city 24/7. 3. No development should be allowed north of Sea-World! We need the Spit developed as parkland and for recreation now and for future generations. 4. The Gold Coast, specially the central area where most high-rises are has no park with trees! Our greedy, self-serving council for decades has been selling anything/everything that could be sold... and the raping of the natural environment continues. This city NEEDS a decent large park, such as the Central Park in New York. Humans NEED OXYGEN TO SURVIVE which oxygen comes from TREES! No use to say that the Hinterland has enough trees and oxygen when the coastal winds blow it the other way, away from the coastal region where the high-rises and the biggest traffic exist. 5. ASF and all other companies should once and for all be given the thumbs down as far as the SPIT is concerned!
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