• Save 'The Stack' in Port Kembla
    The Stack is an established local landmark - highly visible, 200 metres high and can be seen from Stanwell Park in the north to Kiama in the south. It is being demolished on the basis of mis-information about its structural strength. The current owners (Port Kembla Copper) closed their smelter in 2003, so they have no use for it, but a Company, Stack 360 Pty Ltd, has lodged a DA to re-develop the Stack into a Tourist Destination - with lighting show (like Vivid), viewing tower and internal stairway and lift to the top, and Stack Running down the sides (using a harness). THE STACK NEEDS TO BE SAVED, but time is running out.
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    Created by geoff stuart
  • Make same-sex marriage legal in Australia
    Australian law states that ALL Australian's should enjoy the same rights regardless of race, colour, religion, and gender...and yet it's legal to discriminate against [tax-paying] people based on sexuality. Aside from being unfair and unethical, it's downright un-Australian! This petition will be provided to Mr Rudd and Mr Abbott prior to the upcoming election to show them and their parties that the majority of intelligent, free thinking, tolerant Australians support same-sex marriage, with the aim that this will positively affect their policies on the subject. If you support equality and same-sex marriage then please don't ignore this petition - please sign and then share the link with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Email, SMS, etc and encourage them to do the same. If we don't act on the things we care about, we can't complain when things don't change! With sincere thanks! Equal Rights in Australia
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    Created by David Cartright
  • No Tip at Arthurs Seat
    It is such an amazing, pristine and beautiful part of the Peninsula with an abundance of wildlife. I know so many people that use Arthurs Seat on a daily basis and it would devastate so many locals (including the animals) if it was turned into a stinky tip!
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    Created by Nicole Pitman
  • Hunter community demand a fast 2 hour train service to Sydney
    The current Newcastle to Sydney train service is slow and inefficient because it has too many unnecessary stops. Currently the fastest train trip takes 2.5 hours which is much too slow. Many people drive on the F3 because the train is so slow. The new State Government promised fast express intercity train services but have yet to deliver. The recently leaked draft timetable did not include any express services to Newcastle which is completely unacceptable. The express intercity services can be easily created by eliminating all unnecessary stops such as Wyong, Woy Woy, Tuggerah, Epping and Strathfield which will reduce travel time significantly.
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    Created by Tony Proust
  • Pernalulu(Bungle Bungles) National Park is a World Heritage Indigenous Art site
    Pernalulu is a World Heritage Indigenous Art site, numerous artworks are currently being allowed to fall into disrepair through inadequate protection policies. Failure to protect such artworks is not just a disservice to indigenous owners of the artwork but to all of mankind as these works are part of humanity's history as well. There was a world outcry when a large stone buddha in Bamiyan, Afghanistan was blown up, yet we remain silent over these 20,000+ year old paintings that are currently being destroyed. It is essential that policies are implemented to give the traditional owners the powers and resources to protect these precious artworks.
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    Created by Paul Ford
  • School bus route - Artarmon to the Forest area
    The current options for our young children getting to and from school with public transport are unsuitable/non-existent. Many of the children are too young (eg 5 and 6 years olds) to negotiate regular public transport on their own. In addition to having to cross busy roads without adult supervision to make connections or get to a bus stop, many would also need to negotiate busy interchanges such as changing from train to bus at Chatswood Station, etc. There is a need for a safe public transport option.
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    Created by Katie Harris
  • All hemp food processing plants in Aust. be required to accurately label products produced
    So that consumers can make informed decisions about the products they buy. Compulsory information to include > Country where raw feedstock grown > Irradiation status of feedstock > GMO status of feedstock > Extraction process used > Packing method used and date packed.
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    Created by Anthony Maney
  • round about in front of koonawarra public school on the corner of byamee st. and fowlers rd.
    My friend had a car accident there last night!. My daughter & her daughter both the ages of 6 were in the car. My friend is also 15 weeks pregnant. Luckily nobody was severely injured. Koonawarra primary school is on the corner of both byamee and fowlers rd, people are always speeding over that hill. there is a speed sign already in place for a 60 zone which nobody pays attention too. there is always accidents there and i think its about time we need to do something about it!! we would like to get a round about put in.
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    Created by Melanie richardson
  • Make Insurance Companies accountable for denying liability for claims through "loop holes".
    Having worked for major insurance companies as a claims clerk for a number of years I am aware of the standard approach of some of the less reputable insurers. One company I worked for required me to offer a contributory negligence settlement as a first tacit to reducing a claim payout in every case even when it was clearly our drivers fault! Given that we only insured heavy vehicles acceptance on a 60/40 contributory negligence basis was often a huge saving! Others use every trick in the book to deny liability. i.e. Driver failed to advise a speeding infringement and many more small hidden loop holes. Some companies ALWAYS consider their reputation when settling claims that are a bit contentious by offering a settlement without admitting liability. This is to be admired but rest assured that almost every insurance policy ever written has an "out" clause in it even if it isn't used: e.g. Act of God etc. The insurance industry as a whole needs to be held accountable for it's performance by a regulatory body with TEETH to back it up!
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    Created by Brett Cartmill Picture
  • Community to elect Mayor.
    In 35 NSW councils the people vote for their mayor. A further 3 councils held referenda at the 2012 elections to do likewise in 2016. These communities all voted yes by a sound majority. The residents of the Young district are currently petitioning for the same rights. The reasoning is sound and straight forward. A community votes for what a candidate can do for the district whereas a councillor votes for how a candidate can help fellow councillor's with their own agendas. To gain this right first a motion needs to be carried in a council meeting in order that a referendum is held. This referendum can then be run at any time to see if the community want to elect their mayor. When the referendum is won in favour of democratic election, the community can then elect their own mayor at the next election. In some Shires the existing councillors and particularly the Mayor give this referendum their full support. They know that through their proven attitudes and abilities they are likely to retain their positions. They accept that a mayor should be elected on community ideals not backroom deals. Not all NSW Councils share this well-earned confidence. The Bland Shire Mayor and Deputy Mayor say they oppose the election. Election candidate and retired council dog-catcher Barry Cooper refused to sign the petition and wrote “no way” on the petition before a group of petitioners at one location. Several other Bland Councillors do support the idea of a popularly elected mayor and several are undecided. It only takes 5 councillors to pass the motion requested by the petition. This petition is to make all councillors aware that the overwhelming majority of the people of The Bland want to publicly elect their Mayor. The abovementioned motion was put to the Bland Shire Council CEO several days before the April 16 council meeting by Cr. Monaghan so that it may be tabled and voted on. For reasons still unclear the motion was not tabled at that meeting. This in no way affects the opportunity to vote for mayor in 2016. The motion just needs to be carried with enough time to allow for the referendum to be run and ballot papers to be arranged before the 2016 Election Day. At the current rate of petition signing the community pressure should be overwhelming by then. For those with no internet access please let them know that they can sign or pick up a hard-copy for others to at numerous locations across the district including the Bland Medical Centre (BMC). Full petition sheets can be dropped off at The Empire 174 Main St. West Wyalong or faxed to 69724879. Or contact the page administrator of this web page and a fresh petition sheet will be faxed/mailed/emailed to you.
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    Created by Lincoln Pike
  • Vodafone coverage at Wentworth Point
    Vodafone customers are unable to make/receive calls and access the internet using their Vodafone devices. We are paying for this service, and not receiving it!
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    Created by Bronwyn Evans
  • Optus coverage at Wentworth Point
    Optus customers are unable to make/receive calls and access the internet using their Optus devices. We are paying for this service, and not receiving it!
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    Created by Bronwyn Evans