• 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
  • Support Assange
    Wikileaks and initiatives like this enable the world to have access to information that is not revealed in other media due to the control of otur media by individuals, foreign governments or business interests. What Assange and Wikileaks have endeavoured to do is to enable greater freedom of information. All Australian citizens should be supported by the Australian Government; Assamge is being framed in a similar way to the way in which Guantanamo and other prisioners have been accused and held in prison without fair trials. It is unreasonable for the Australiann government to abandon Australian citizens in their efforts to cow tow to the US.
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  • Feed our native wildlife - not more cattle
    Like many Queenslanders, I believe 83% of our state's land being eaten, trampled, urinated and defecated on by cattle and sheep, is already too much. Degrading more of our state's land and endangering our wildlife further is NOT ON. 'Opening up' our National Parks and conservation areas, sadly consisting of less than 5% of our state's land, will be catastrophic and far reaching. Choosing to feed cows over protecting our limited habitats and our endangered animals is wrong. 83% of our state given over to cattle is enough - no more!
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  • HALAL food
    The inhumane killing of animals by either not stunning them or not stunning them enough. Captive bolt is the method that the CSIRO suggests is the correct method. The animals were found to high levels of stress hormones. The other issue is one of human rights. All of our poultry and 90%of our meat is not halal. Many religious people cannot eat halal as per their beliefs, and we cannot even get to any meat that is not halal because the meat is not labelled. We have a right to freedom of religion and from religion and halal flies in the face of that. I have no objection to people eating their religious food but I want the meat killed humanely and I want to be able to access food that is not ritually slaughtered
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    Created by Patricia Norman
  • George Pell must go!
    Case in point: As many as 26 Victorians have committed suicide after being abused by ex-priest and serial child rapist Gerald Ridsdale. Cardinal George Pell, who was then auxiliary bishop of Melbourne, accompanied Ridsdale to court - a show of support he attempted to explain to the state parliamentary inquiry into child abuse this week. Ridsdale's trial revealed the church hierarchy had moved him from parish to parish, where he continued to reoffend, despite complaints having been received. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victims-fear-as-expriest-ridsdale-nears-parole-20130529-2nc5r.html#ixzz2UilwEfrW How many more are there? Surely the catholics cannot support a man like Pell? Lets tell them we have had enough.
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  • 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
  • decriminalise marijuana
    Imagine the amount of money that could be saved by the government with this action ? the cost of courts and police ...Imagine the amount of money that could be made by the government by administering fines instead of criminal convictions..in a time when the budget is seriously cutting into the incomes of the less fortunate in the community..and education and health..this change would be very timely now!!
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  • 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
  • Democracy not Murdochracy
    Proper functioning of a Democracy requires that the electors receive information which enables them to make decisions based on facts and not subject to the aims or opinions of a media proprietor. Murdoch editors have described how they were left in no doubt as to the political party that Murdoch wanted his outlets to support in elections in Australia, The UK and the US. Leading political figures in all these countries have said how important Murdoch's support or otherwise was to whether they won or lost elections. This interference has a debilitating effect on the Democratic system of government, As an editor of the New York times once said, "Democracy, it just doesn't work if people don't know" Australia has become more of a Murdochracy than a Democracy. We call on our elected representatives to act on the behalf of the people of Australia and remedy this situation .
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    Created by Laurence Forde
  • 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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  • Free a man condemned to death
    Afghani Taqi Bakhtyari is a marked man. An educated, journalist and award winning novelist, Taqi has had a Fatwa declared upon him. His crime? To write a book. With no freedom of speech in Afghanistan, his death threat under Sharia law means he and his family face an unsustainable life on the run, with nowhere safe to hide.
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