• LoganCity Connect Free/ Gold Coin donation Shuttle Bus Services (aka Free City Loop)
    Its time for Logan to get modernized, connected and vibrant. Beenleigh Town Square is good project, we need broader connections. Leadership is the art of understanding the needs of others and guiding them to achieve common goals. To do so, you need to communicate effectively and inspire people to work as a team.
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  • End the hysterical persecution of Law Abiding Gun Owners (LAGO)
    Law abiding gun owners have become the focus of a number of factional group and political leftists such as the Greens. They seek to make legal gun ownership impossible for the average citizen inspite of the fact that their draconian efforts have been shown to have no effect on the rate of gun use by criminals who, by their very nature, ignore the very bans these people seek to impose on lawful gun owners who comply with the regulations in every respect. The focus of their efforts needs to change from one of persecuting legal gun owners to more effective boarder controls to prevent black markets firearms being imported into this country as well as more efficient policing to track down illegal firearms. Increase the penalties for illegal ownership and the use of a firearm in ANY crime and stop persecuting people who choose to pursue a great hobby and an Olympic sport.
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  • use marker dye or stop herbicide spraying in public parks and along foot paths
    the onkaparinga council has been telling contractors to spray without marker dye because they have been having so many complaints about spraying in public parks and along foot paths. they are trying to silence the complaints by underhanded sneaky methods instead of listening to their constituents and either ceasing to use these toxic chemicals in areas where children and pets play and expose themselves unknowingly to these chemicals . if hte council wont listen to the publics wishes regarding chemical use in public spaces then the public at least has a right to know where the chemicals have been applied so they can avoid exposure. recent research has shown that glyphosate preperations are toxic to humans in a variety of ways not the least of which is toxicity inducing apoptosis in human placental, embryonic and stemcells this is peer reviewed research carried out by Nora Benachour and Gilles-Eric Séralini * of the University of Caen, Laboratory for Estrogens and Reproduction, UPRES EA 2608, Institute of Biology, Caen 14032, France the complete reference is below. following the publication of htis research and many other simmilar research in to the toxic effects of glyphosate france and several other european nations have banned its use in public spaces and further restricted its use elsewhere Glyphosate Formulations Induce Apoptosis and Necrosis in Human Umbilical, Embryonic, and Placental Cells Nora Benachour and Gilles-Eric Séralini * University of Caen, Laboratory Estrogens and Reproduction, UPRES EA 2608, Institute of Biology, Caen 14032, France Chem. Res. Toxicol., 2009, 22 (1), pp 97–105 DOI: 10.1021/tx800218n Publication Date (Web): December 23, 2008
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  • Save Park & Play
    Park & Play is a vital community service that brings parents and carers together while children learn to play and socialise in a fun outdoor environment. The service appeals to a huge variety of people in the community across all demographics, because of the easygoing manner in which park & play is conducted, there are no enrollments, payments or sign ups and therefore more vulnerable people in the community feel at ease using the service. Park & Play facilitates a growing community through introducing parents and carers of all ages and backgrounds and it's a fantastic starting block to making new friends and establishing support systems to help raise happy and healthy children.
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  • Raising the standard of politics
    It has been said that low trust is the biggest tax we will ever pay as every interaction takes longer when trust is low! A two-line email can take an hour to write when trust is low. Trust in politicians is now so low more and more of us are disengaging from politics (not just disaffected youth or Muslims) as the best way to drive social discourse. True leaders ask difficult questions and listen to the responses. In case there is any confusion here are a few examples. We don’t trust you to: 1. be honest with us. We understand people change their minds with better information but we believe you make election promises you never intend to fulfill and then repeat the same patronising denials until everyone gets sick of it. 2. not to put self interest ahead of what's good for Australia. We believe you denigrate and ridicule good ideas from the other party simply to boost your electoral prospects. 3. not silence really important conversations with rhetoric designed to incite fear and distrust and promote your electoral prospects. 4. engage the community in really difficult conversations where you can’t control the answer. 5. not to label anyone with a differing opinion to yours as un-Australian, crossing the line or not on the team. As probably the first generation ever to hand the world on to our children in a worse state than we inherited it, it’s a sad indictment that many of your voters feel the really big conversations (climate change, security etc.) are too important to entrust to politicians.
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  • Support Science Debates for all Major Politicians Running for Office
    Science affects everything but most politicians manage to avoid talking about it because a lot of science and scientific research has to do with consequences beyond the limited terms of politicians. In other words, if they can get away with not talking about something in order to get elected, they'll happily throw your children under the bus.
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  • Re Register worlds oldest rock carvings on Burrup Peninsular
    “It is without question one of the most important heritage locations in Australia and arguably the world; an ancient cultural and historical record of our nation’s first peoples. - See more at: https://newmatilda.com/2015/04/30/wa-government-deregisters-worlds-oldest-rock-art-collection-sacred-site#sthash.I6XryHfV.dpuf
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  • Keep Boxing Day retail restrictions
    Retail workers work extremely long hours at Christmas, many families have both parents working in the retail sector. I work in the Supermarket industry for one of the 2 big supermarket chains. This means I generally work until 10pm Christmas Eve, with 2 young children Christmas Day starts early. I like, many have family spread out across the state, this means Christmas is often one of the few times our whole family can get together. If I am rostered to work a Boxing Day I can begin work as early as 5 am The Excecutives that have placed pressure on the NSW Premier will not be working on this day. The head office of the company I work for is only open 8am - 6 pm Monday to Friday, and never on public holidays. The fact that some employees receive penalty rates, doesn't negate the tact that they have to work. Unfortunately many of us are on salary, this means we do not receive penalty rates, not ever. We need time off, 2 days and then we go into the busy New Year period. I wish to begin this petition to allow all us retail workers the opportunity to spend some quality time with our families. People can plan ahead, to buy their goods to get through two days.
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    If Council votes to accept this offer, this will be a giant breach of trust and duty of care with the community that the Councillors represent, given that the majority of Councillors have committed many times that the library and community hub will be built on this site. Selling the site has never been an option discussed and accepted by the Community, so why consider it now? We urge you to reject this offer.
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  • No to the Native Title deal in WA
    land is very important to Indigenous culture and religion. Indigenous can't sell the land is land id part of Indigenous people
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  • Stop privatization! Stop offshoring NSW jobs! Keep NSW government data and jobs in NSW
    We wish to inform you of a Privatization and Offshoring of a NSW public service and its associated local jobs. ServiceFirst is part of the NSW Treasury Office of Finance and Services. ServiceFirst provides corporate services in finance, human resources and information technology to NSW agencies including the Treasury and the Department of Premier and Cabinet. ServiceFirst staff are skilled, dedicated, loyal, passionate, hardworking employees of the NSW government serving the people of New South Wales. Evidence of this is the win by ServiceFirst in the Customer Service Institute of Australia’s award in October 2014 in the category of National State and Federal Government. ServiceFirst has since received a certificate and a letter of congratulations from our Prime Minister, and these are attached to this petition for your reference. (Reference website http://www.csia.com.au/awards-recognition/2014-award-winners ) Consequently, ServiceFirst staff and their clients are distressed by the NSW government’s announcement in December 2014 of the preferred tenderers to replace ServiceFirst. (Reference articles http://www.itnews.com.au/News/398902,nsw-servicefirst-to-outsource-to-infosys-unisys.aspx http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/infosys-unisys-to-power-nsw-shared-services/story-e6frgakx-1227159204812?nk=cbc01fd2965a7c3b27ca23a41298a528 ) Outsourcing carries risks in supply chain delays, language and culture challenges, distance management, loss of intellectual capital. The preferred tenderers are Infosys (based in India) and Unisys (based in the USA) whose motive is profit. There is no value for NSW government spending that moves jobs to India and the USA. In January 2015, unemployment in Australia has increased to its highest level in 13 years (Reference article: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/12/unemployment-in-australia-rises-to-64-in-january-abs-figures-show). But still we are not worried to improve our local economy and have no plans to support local jobs. Our NSW government assets (Services, Systems Hardware, Software, Polices, Procedures, and Licensees) are being given away freely to foreign vendors in no time. But it has taken generation after generation to build these assets. Infosys and Unisys are conducting a Due diligence investigation of ServiceFirst’s functions during February 2015. They have collected detail operating information by interviewing ServiceFirst and have remarked on the high skills and professionalism of ServiceFirst staff. Contrast this with the scandalous conduct of Infosys in these recent news articles http://www.itnews.com.au/News/398080,infosys-execs-ousted-after-apple-overbilling-scandal.aspx http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/infosys-fined-again-for-delay-in-delivering-services/article6897240.ece?homepage=true These articles indicate an inability to do the service and how highly commercialized they are. Other state governments have previously gone through this outsourcing venture, and it has been proven that it was a complete failure (Reference: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/399308,revealed-queenslands-case-against-ibm.aspx) The contract is expected to be signed after the NSW state election but ServiceFirst staff are expected to support the transition for Infosys and Unisys to gain the user acceptance certificate. We will be forced to transfer our knowledge then more than 300 staff will be redundant which is distressing them and their families. We strongly feel that this is discrimination, and we are being disadvantaged as local Australian citizens. In order to work in NSW government, we have to be Australian and we need to have local knowledge to serve the people of NSW. ServiceFirst staff are required to be cleared by Police and the check for working with children for protecting confidential data. Can this protection of confidential information be assured after it goes offshore to India and the USA? It is so wrong that the NSW Government is allowed, without penalty, to offshore our NSW government jobs to India and the USA. More than 300 ServiceFirst staff will be affected with our job going offshore, and so we all strongly believe we need to take a stand now and stop this act from becoming the norm and opening the door for other government agencies to follow. We seek your commitment to retain the work locally and keep Aussies in their jobs.
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  • The City of Sydney Council Hands off Sydney's Homeless People
    The Sydney Homeless Community have long suffered the indignity and inconvenience of having their lawful property forcibly and arbitrarily removed by a belligerent City of Sydney Council. We know of no legislation or regulation which places a limitation upon the amount of property a homeless -or any other person might have in a public place or confers upon any authority the discretion or powers to set such a limit. The Tents Homeless people erect provide themselves with the humblest of affordable and appropriately located shelter because the City of Sydney fails to provide such accommodation in sufficient quantity if at all. MORAL: What sort of person would authorise the removal of the last vestiges of dignity privacy and self worth many of the homeless community have? It is a morally bankrupt Council that authorises such action and an ethically sick workforce that does not refuse to carry out such orders. DO NOT REMOVE homeless peoples tents or shelter if you are not offering a better affordable and appropriately located option acceptable to each homeless person. HYGEINE:The City of Sydney's removal method as used recently at Wentworth Park is to use trucks normally operated as part of their rubbish fleet .Storage at Council facilities adds further to the unhygenic handling of Homeless peoples goods (which council says it will happily give back). Council neither sterilises or informs of the need to sterilise. HEALTH: Use of tents and appropriate comfortable sleeping equipment by homeless people is a pro-active means of maintaining their good health.By removing homeless peoples equipment Council removes the means to self manage ones good health regime. LEGAL: There appear to be no valid laws under which council can act in several aspects of their removals of homeless peoples property.
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