• Showers in Ladies Room at bronte Beach
    It is very important to mysellf and the ladies of Bronte Beach to have access to water in the showers to be more than a dribble,prior to changes to the shower heads being moved the water pressure was fine BUT NOW IT IS virtually NON -EXISTENT. As winter is approaching it is imperative that the water pressure is addressed ASAP,. the swimmers meet every morning at 5am for he last 100 years & always 365 days a year there is friendships made & women of all ages making iT a very specail community.who have enjoyed hot water showerS
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    Created by Grace Barsoum
  • Save West Bondi Junction - Halt The High Rise
    Some of the The potential impacts of high rise towers in the West Oxford Street Precinct include: • Increased shadows over houses and amenity in the local area • Interrupted transport services due to the construction • Buildings that are not in keeping with the local heritage architecture • Decreased property prices • Increased population putting strain on local services and amenity • Increased traffic in the local area
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    Created by Save West Bondi Junction
  • Extend the proposed light rail beyond Hobart and MONA
    The Brighton and Kingborough Municipal Councils are two of the fastest growing residential areas in the state and both lie within 30 kilometres of the Hobart CBD, with existing rail infrastructure already running from Bridgewater to Hobart. Given that this rail infrastructure already exists, it only makes sense to use this for passenger rail. It will ease stress on the Brooker Highway and Main Road running through Hobart's northern suburbs, parking space and congestion in Hobart's City Centre will be relieved, and stress on the Southern Outlet between Kingston and Hobart will also ease. Also, given that a light rail vehicle will run on electricity, Aurora and Transend will have an additional main client to supply electricity to and they can afford to lower the unit price of electricity to residents, especially those on lower incomes. Tasmania is also a self-sufficient supplier of hydroelectricity, a clean and renewable energy resource, that can reduce commuter dependence on petroleum-powered buses and cars. An extended light rail system is a good idea for safer and cleaner transport, the environment and commuters on lower and higher incomes.
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    Created by Josh Durno
  • Pedestrian crossing at the Miller St-Devon St intersection
    To provide a safe place to cross Miller Street for children attending Bell Primary School and for children and adults accessing the Route 112 tram stop no 36. The Bracken Ave Reserve is a lovely track which more families with young children would use if there was a crossing.
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    Created by Sheryll Venn
  • Safe Speed for Byron
    To prevent another tragedy. Protect our children, families and wildlife.
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    Created by Fiona Hunter Picture
  • Stop minning development in the Clarence Valley
    March with me people I call for any and all, come march down the street of Grafton to the Council Chambers and send the message to Government that the people of The Valley say " No mining development in the Clarence Valley " we are not about their mining agendas. Stop and object to the development of mining in the Clarence Valley. For the preservation of our Valley, for this generation,and the next. Mining companies are raceing against time. Keven Rudd signed the Kioto Protocol, meaning, in 2020 Australia will lay down tools. No mining, no logging and no fishing for ten years, six years to take as much as they can. .Clarence Valley has been rezoned as RU2 meaning minning and agriculture The harbour at Yamba has been approved, what do you think that means for the Clarence Valley and the generations to come.Why do you think that the city of Grafton has now been approved for a second bridge after all this time, there doesnt appear to be any new development. When was the last time you saw a new house being built in Grafton ? So why now ? does it have anything to do with the harbour at Yamba? and wait till they anounce , they will dam the Clarence Dont be dumbed down by the prospect of money or employment,,they have their own agenda. Once its gone it is too late to object
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    Created by Janelle Montgomery Picture
  • Socially Responsible Mining
    We want this profitable, foreign owned mining company, a subsidiary of a Canadian coal giant, to install water treatment equipment, treat their polluted water, and, return it to our creeks. Our locale was described by Major Mitchell in 1836 as "Australia Felix" (lucky) with a creek system "watering this long fertile valley" which flows to the important Goulburn River. Your support will help halt a continuing construction saga of new and more evaporation ponds in historical, still productive farming and environmentally sensitive wetlands.We want to KEEP our mine ! .....but.... NEED them to be socially and environmentally responsible.
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    Created by Brian Leehy Picture
  • A community swimming pool for Boyne/Tannum area
    Boyne/Tannum is a fast growing community area with housing estates being established at a rapid pace, we are recognised as a popular outdoor family friendly environment with fabulous parks/playgrounds and a stunning beach, however when the tide goes out we have nowhere to get together and have a swim and enjoy our warm weather.
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    Created by Justine Hartley Picture
  • Stop the rushed privatisation of Accommodation Support and Respite Services for the Disabled
    Adequate funding for well resourced support for our most Intellectual and Physically Disabled people of our community should never be put at risk for the sake of profit and the hast to privatise Government Services. Training of Direct Service Staff, Accountability, Professional Clinical Support, Transportation and Resource Communication Aids for Accommodation and Respite need the consistency only Direct Government Services can continually provide. Communities across Australia have had a gut full of their elected Governments MP's putting vulnerable lives at risk for the sake of the almighty dollar and their Members of Parliament washing hands of their responsibilities. The life style, security and consistency of the Disabled living successfully in our communities will be vulnerable again with the short sighted withdrawal of Direct Government Support. Decades of hard worked for progress in Community based support will be put at risk. These advancements would never have occurred to the now high levels of support without the Direct involvement of Government agencies and resources pushed by Families and Advocacy Groups. Please take the time to guaranty these high levels of support now in place or lift those standards to even higher levels. We will not put up with a quick push loading the always under resourced usually volunteer run Non Government Organisations (NGOs). Presently NGO's need to beg and fundraise holding raffles to supplement Government funding just to supply the most basics of support. Our NGO society is already under pressure due to inadequate funding because Governments lip service and washing hands of their responsibilities to their constituencies. Minister our communities are sick and tried of politician's incompetence, enough is enough!
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    Created by Phil Kyson Picture
  • Deadly serious. We need Pedestrian Crossings across Chinchilla Street to Chinchilla CBD
    It is very dangerous for anyone without transport who needs to go into the CBD part of Chinchilla. The elderly who travel on their mobility scooters, people in wheelchairs or with disabilities, children on their way to and from school. Every person who has to cross Chinchilla St to go over to the Chinchilla CBD is in danger. My sons and others have told me of their close calls, trying to manouvre Chinchilla Street to get to the overpass.
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    Created by Cheryl Tydd Picture
  • Start a political party
    As an alternative to the 2 major parties, who have little to differentiate between each other in policies or vision.
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    Created by Paul Keyworth
  • Increase minimum sentencing of child sex offenders - New South Wales
    5 years and 8 months, as shown above, is the average sentence for these atrocities. Some would argue that Queensland 'bikies' are facing harsher penalties than child sex offenders in New South Wales, or anywhere in Australia for that matter. 495 people 'convicted' in two years. A substantial number of cases of child sexual assault are suspected to go unreported each year, and some people may very well get away with it. Sometimes there are multiple charges with multiple victims. 495 is the number of people convicted. 495 is not the number of victims. This number could be drastically larger however statistics on this are hard to find. Please keep in mind that the average sentence of 5 years and 8 months is not necessarily the time a convicted person will spend in prison. Minimum non-parole periods statistics are unavailable, so some people could be serving as little as one third or 22 months (less than 2 years) for a crime that destroys lives. Young persons are much more fragile mentally than adults, incapable in many circumstances of dealing with the trauma that being sexually assaulted by a person causes. These children may turn to self-harm, drugs, suicide, or anything in between. I fail to comprehend how a person that sexually assaults a child can spend as little as 22 months in prison. A large number of victims will still be children when their attacker is released. As I stated previously, a number of these cases go unreported, so a minor increase to minimum sentencing and non-parole periods isn't going to do much to deter these people from committing the offence in the first place. A substantial increase to the penalties is raising the risk factor in every potential child molesters mind. This is what is required to reduce the number of young children harmed each and every year by these horrendous crimes. Over 60% of offenders, in all three categories of child sexual assault, had no prior convictions recorded. The offences don’t come with an obvious trend in offenders’ social status or other defining factor. There is a trend however to these offenders being around 40 years of age. In conclusion, child sexual assault is a horrendous crime that seems to have relaxed punishments considering the effect on the victim and victims family. An increase in minimum sentences and minimum non-parole periods could deter persons from committing these crimes in the first place, and if our system isn’t working for our children, it isn’t working for our future. Sexual intercourse with person under the age of 10 years-SI Aggravated sex assault- victim under the age of 16 years-SI Have sexual intercourse with person >=10 & <14 years-SI Aggravated sexual intercourse person >=10 & <14 years-SI Aggravated sexual intercourse person >=14 & <16 years-SI Sexual assault (Cat 3) - person under 16 years of age Persistent sexual abuse of a child-SI Sexual intercourse with person under care >=16 & <17 yrs-SI Sexual intercourse-person 10 & under 16-under authority-SI Have sexual intercourse with person >=14 & <16 years (DV)-T1 Sexual intercourse with person 10 or over & under 16 yrs-SI Carnal knowledge father etc of girl >=10 & <17years-SI Homosexual intercourse with male >= 10 & < 18 years-SI Sex Assault (Cat 4) Indecent ass person <16 under authority Sexual intercourse person under 10-under authority (DV)-SI Sexual intercourse with person under the age of 10 years-SI Act as client with child >=14 & < 18 in prostitution -SI Aggravated sex assault- victim under the age of 16 years (DV)-SI Aggravated sexual intercourse person >=14 & <16 yrs (DV)-SI Attempt sexual intercourse with person under 10 years-SI Attempt sexual intercourse-child 14 to <16 & under authority-T1 Carnal knowledge of girl 10 and under 16 years Homosexual intercourse-teacher of pupil >= 10 & < 18-SI Persistent sexual abuse of a child (DV)-SI Sex Assault (Cat 3) person<16 & under authority & no consent Sexual intercourse person under 10-deprive liberty (DV)-SI Sexual intercourse with person 14 or over & under 16 yrs-T1 Sexual intercourse with person under age of 10 years (DV)-SI Sexual intercourse with person under age of 10 years (DV)-SI Sexual intercourse with person under care >=17 & <18 yrs-SI Aggravated indecent assault- victim under the age of 16 years-T1 Indecent assault person under 16 years of age-T1 Indecent assault where victim under the age
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    Created by James Puniard