• Verge Gardens in Herbert Street Manly
    These gardens improve and beautify the streetscape and contribute to the community feel.
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    Created by Kim ARNOT
  • Facebook to change their rules to PAGES, CAUSES and GROUPS being created.
    We need Facebook to change their rules to PAGES, CAUSES and GROUPS etc being created. It is way too easy for someone to create a Hate page. Some pages on Facebook are disgraceful. There is a constant reminder on TV about Internet Bullying and how many people these days kill themselves due to Internet bullying. Pages like "Abo Memes" "Dead baby Jokes" "Adalia Rose is Ugly" the list go on and on. They are a constant reminder of how much hatred there is in the world…. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg , if you are this intelligent to create Facebook and are for ever changing how Facebook looks. How about putting some common sense into it and making these PAGES, CAUSES and GROUPS etc go through some sought of approval before it is out there for the world to see. Instead of it taking 1000's of people to report a page to get shut down. PLEASE GET THE WORD OUT THERE.
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    Created by Amber Morris
    Because:- 1. These Programmes are 50 years overdue (e.g. my late Mother showed and told-me in 1954 at North Ryde in Sydney, how the Broad-Leaved Privets overtook' Buffalo Creek!);officially 9 Privet-Ligustrum sp. are here inAustralia, of which 3 species are already 'geographicallly invasive', and could well be (also) hybridising, to become 'worse'; 2. Because the NSW State Government has been too-corrupt for too long, and some 'certain ethics' need to be re-injected back-into 'the system' here (and in Qld as well, post-Fitzgerald Enquiry and the proven 'rampant-corruption' there, of years ago- that still lingers in that state's (2012) Sustainable Planning Act - a typo' QLD Act of Parliament , which Act makes 'no mention'whatsoever of the/our remnant natural 'Environment'.!!!! 3. Because the federal and state boffins that 'call the shots'on what they perceive is the country's 'worst weeds' DO NOT as a general Rule take-into-account a plant's known TOXICITY, nor the number of toxins known to exist/be manufactured in a/ny exotic plant species, let alone whether or not any or all of those toxins are 'made' in order to kill fauna that eats their fruit etc, OR whether or not 'cumulative toxicity' is/can be expected, on the basis of veterinary knowledge in international scientific literature 4. Because local Councils across-the-country ARE NOT Taking 'Noxious Weeds' at all seriously, and that many/most Councils' have followed Byron Shire/Gold Coast Shire 'down the tube' by no longer recognising if a 'Declared Plant' is also 'Noxious' anywhere else; and hence, a 'blinkered approach' has evolved(culturally-speaking), with lovey-dovey pictures of all the 'Environmental Weeds' being placed-onto their websites, with beaut' colour pics' of all of the pest plants in-flower(lots of colour'), but 'ZERO INFO' about 'any Caution' for humans or wildlife-lovers as to whether the plants have toxic fruit, toxic bark, toxic leaves, or are seasonally toxic, have 7 or more toxins(e.g. Camphor laurels, Privets),or whether/what wildlife species are 'most at risk'; in brief, none-of any-of-that! Scientific facts have been relegated in-favour of nice-looking websites etc and (5) Councils have been tardy or not-recognising State Law/s that require Councils to prepare profesisonally-challenged' Weed Species Management Plans as part and parcel of the Shire 'Bushland Proetction Scheme/s'; Councils need to move-on-this! Cross-Reference to KEY Academic Website : www.camphorlaurel.com
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    Created by Joe Friend Picture
  • Change 30 Minute Parking Spots into Residential Parking on Little Eveleigh Street
    Recently, two residential parking spaces have been converted to bicycle parking, forcing residents to park in the vacant 30 Minute spaces or streets away. There has been no attempt to replace these necessary spaces. Four new babies have been born to families living on the street in the last two years, please consider these families and the lack the parking available to them, especially.
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    Created by Marianna Craven-Sands
  • Application for the premises at 34a Howard Avenue, Dee Why
    On our Northern Beaches in Sydney there are some amazing services, however, there is not 1 service that is set up to cater ONLY for the Single Mums. SMS LIGHTHOUSE, Single Mums Support is a service who has a vision to set up a centre where mums can come to receive hand in hand support. A place where they are loved and not Judged A place where they can get genuine practical help. eg bread/clothes/furniture A place that will advocate and mediate on their behalf A place where they can be educated and taught strategies on how to get on with life as a single parent, letting go of victim mentality A place where they can get assistance with admin and document writing A place where they can get a hand up not just a hand out A place where they can make friends and connect with other mums who understand their hardships A beautiful place where they can just come for a coffee and a break while their children play in the back yard or the toy room. This, SINGLE MUMS SUPPORT, is a service that makes welcome any single mum. Isolation is a word that does not exist within SMS. The current stats within the Warringah Shire is that 12.2% of the family composition are Single Parents. Of this percentage 80.8% are female.
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    Created by Josie Parata
  • Stop the Freeze on Mental Health
    The Mental Health nurse Incentive Program implemented in 2006, has kept many people suffering severe mental illness out of hospital and helped them back into the workforce and to lead meaningful social lives. Australia wide the program has provided services to 40,000 people with severe mental illness in 2010 and in the last year close to 47,000 people. Benefiting not only individuals, but their families and community, all at low cost to the public purse. From the budget announcement (as of 8th May 2012) it seems that a surplus is more important than some of the community’s most vulnerable people, funding to this program has been frozen. The Government has written to the College and has explained that ‘Maintaining MHNIP services at 2011-2012 levels means that from 9 May 2012 no new organisations or nurses can join the program unless existing participants leave, and organisations and nurses will need to maintain client services and sessions at existing levels’ (Australian College of Mental Health Nurses). This decision has been made without conducting a full evaluation of the program and without sufficient evidence to either prove or disprove the usefulness of the care being provided. And we believe that this decision has been based upon poor evidence. Freezing the program means that no additional mental health nurses or organisations hoping to deliver services can provide this much needed program. The mental health nurse incentive program has been designed specifically to provide high quality health care for the severely ill and the government’s decision is blocking the extension of this program and preventing nurses from caring for some of our communities most vulnerable people. Freezing our funding will ultimately result in reducing service for the mentally ill placing greater pressure upon our already overwhelmed emergency departments and community mental health teams. Minister there is quite obviously a need for this program and this is a very short sighted financial measure that is not being made in the best interests of the people who need this care. Nurses are at the front line and are prepared to deliver. It’s about time that the government got behind nurses and serious about care for the mentally ill.
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    Created by James Southan
  • S.A.F.E (Sexual Awareness For Everyone)
    We believe that all students and schools, despite socio-economic status, gender, religion and ethnicity should be educated about all types of sexualities and gender identities during sexual education classes. Sexual preference should not be discriminated against and we would like sex-ed classes to reflect society's sexual diversity. These topics, when integrated into the high school curriculum would give students a broader, more educated idea of what sexuality can be, and would allow teenagers to feel comfortable and proud of any gender and sexuality that they may chose to identify with.
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    Created by Georgia Lee
  • Change Coxswain Park
    This park is completely underused as it has no infrastructure. It could be transformed in a hub for community activities with the first public natural playground of Geraldton, appropriate tables and sitting, BBQ areas, a community run garden, a 'learn road safety' area and much more. Let's make Coxswain park a beautiful space for everyone to enjoy!
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    Created by Cath Dalle