• Restore Exit Roads through National Parks from Huonbrook Valley.
    The Nightcap National Park and the Mount Jerusalem National Park surround the valley. Originally these National Parks were State Forests and the roads were maintained well enough by government to exit south to Lismore through the then named Whian Whian State Forest and north to Murwillumbah over Mount Jerusalem. Those two roads are now impassable due to years of neglect and in fact have a barrier across North Rocks Road to the south. The great importance of restoring these roads is that it provides the Huonbrook community an exit in case of fires threatening the valley as was obvious in 2019. By sheer incredible luck the wind changed at a crucial moment and saved dozens of homes and lives. The local Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade were heroic but the fires were too powerful and spread over huge areas and moving extremely fast. They recommended evacuation immediately. With only one exit out and fire across the only road at 3am there was a virtual traffic jam on the long and winding Huonbrook road to Mullumbimby. It was a potential tragedy and could have been avoided if the forest and mountain roads were still passable. Does it take loss of life to get an exit plan from our government?
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    Created by Patricia Paul
  • Email Minister Ley: Stop the destruction on Wahluu/Mt Panorama for a go-kart track
    In less than a week, a sacred site for First Nations people could be destroyed to make way for a go-kart track. As Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley has the power to stop the go-kart track being built. The fight to save Mount Panorama has been led by local First Nations activists, and has appeared in the national media, so she'll be feeling the pressure. Elders and Knowledge Holders from Wiradyuri Traditional Owners Central West Aboriginal Corporation are fighting to stop the bulldozers rolling in next week and destroying a site that has held cultural significance to First Nations people in the area for thousands of years. Now we all need to show our support. Sussan Ley could order the council to stop the go-kart track on a sacred site - but so far she's gotten away with presiding over the destruction of cultural heritage. So it's going to take all of us to convince her that this would be an outrage too far.
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    Created by Susan Douglas
  • Commit Australia to net-zero emissions by 2035
    All of the Australian states and territories currently have goals of net-zero emissions by 2050, with the ACT having a goal of net-zero by 2045. These might be appreciated in light of the Federal government having no goal beyond a 26-28% emissions reduction by 2030, but unfortunately, these goals aren't in line with the best united science anymore. They do not meet Australia's commitment to playing its role of keeping global heating to well under 2 °C. We Australians have shown that we have the capacity to get through crises and keep the wellbeing of our fellow citizens at heart — Australia has, overall, been able to keep on top of the coronavirus pandemic, for example, with the premiers and chief ministers accompanied by teams that are thousands-strong, trying their best to follow the science, all the way, and with the Federal government's supporting policies, such as for income support. This effort, of course, has not been without deep consideration and sacrifice from many of us, and a lot of people in our community. And it has not been without inequity. But look where we are now. We once again have a better opportunity to continue to pursue our personal goals and dreams, to continue doing our part to ensure the wellbeing and safety of our loved ones and fellow citizens. The ongoing threat from climate change absolutely has the capacity to devastate lives again. We can't risk losing the chance to continue pursuing social justice, to pursue lifelong dreams. We can't risk taking away that opportunity of a decently habitable planet from future generations, the opportunity that we and previous generations have had. Let's be clear; the climate crisis is not the result of one generation living an unsustainable lifestyle. It is the result of hundreds of years of unsustainable living patterns, particularly in industrialised ways of life, which have been largely dependent on the use of fossil fuels. But we, today, can do something about it. And that is the most important part. Let's use this chance now before it starts to slip beyond our capacity to change it anymore. Join us in pushing for Australia to take this on with the seriousness, urgency and compassion required — starting with raising awareness about, and updating inadequate emissions targets.
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    Created by Tracey L
  • Power for Broome
    The recent Horizon presentation offered nothing to our general population besides tea and scones at the yet to be completed customer experience centre. We need environmentally friendly power generation to reduce our carbon footprint for the future of our children, our Nation and our World. Let’s activate the local, State and Federal Government bodies to encourage Horizon Power to get the job done.
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    Created by Peter Kaupert
  • Studley Park Community Garden
    Sustainable communities and food sourcing is becoming increasingly important. So, too, is optimising the use of our community land. The small piece of land of interest is rarely used and would be a wonderful way for the community to connect and learn together about urban farming. Connecting us all to our food supply and nature brings harmony, togetherness and fabulous food!
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    Created by Mary Sexton
  • Down with DobSeeker: No hotline for dobbing in unemployed workers
    This proposed new hotline would put even more power in the hands of dodgy bosses, and create additional pressure on marginalised groups to accept bad jobs that won't work for us. There are a lot of good reasons to turn down a job - a creepy boss, having to spend hours on public transport, or even conflicts with parenting commitments like picking your kids up from school. I'm Imogen, I'm 22, and I was recently on JobSeeker. My job services provider would push jobs that were completely unsuitable to me with my disability. The idea that I could be left unable to pay rent because a dodgy boss dobbed me in for turning down a bad job really frightens me. This is the last thing unemployed people need in the midst of Australia's worst employment crisis in a century. The problem is there are not enough jobs out there - there are 2.3 million unemployed and underemployed people and only 250,000 jobs available. You can’t bully people into accepting jobs that don’t exist. Unemployment isn’t a choice – it’s an unavoidable reality for millions. This proposed new hotline hasn't been launched yet. With your help, we can make this petition big enough to show that the public won't stand for bullying unemployed people - and we can stop "DobSeeker" in its tracks. Can you sign this petition and share with your friends?
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    Created by Imogen from Melbourne
  • Renewable Sustainable Energy for WBHS
    This is important because it will allow the school to have a renewable energy source throughout the buildings.
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    Created by Noah Brown
  • Ban Plastic-turf in public parks
    Plastic-turf kills the biota beneath & leeches toxins into the soil, while also increasing the heat island effect for the surrounding community. We must phase out the use of plastics that pollute. The world is choking on our plastics. Wrapping the land in a plastic coating is nether sustainable nor in line with the spirit and principles of Moreland Council’s own “Plastic Wise Moreland”.
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    Created by Ian Mack
  • Climate Emergency Declaration
    Council has an important role in providing leadership to build resilience to climate change and support projects that reduce emissions. The Council accepts that climate change is a serious issue and has implemented a number of policies and actions to address this over the last 10 years. However, these don’t go far enough and fast enough to prevent our community being overwhelmed by catastrophic impacts to our natural, built and socio-economic environments. Council’s target of net zero emissions by 2041 is clearly inadequate. Noosa Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 with a target of net zero emissions by 2026.
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    Created by Fergus FitzGerald
  • Monbulk Main Street Traffic Safety
    There are daily "near misses" of pedestrians in the area near Aldi / Woolworths as due to the complexity of the road network in that area. Along the main street vehicles "prop" to make right-hand turns, causing gridlock. With roundabouts at both ends of the shopping precinct segregated, left turn only traffic flows would improve traffic flow and reduce the complexity of traffic movements. It would make us all safer.
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    Created by Arnold Dix
  • Give us a Pedestrian Footpath between Olinda and Sassafras
    Pedestrian traffic by residents and tourists between Olinda and Sassafras is currently challenging and unsafe, and will deteriorate further during the winter months. The growing tourism in the Dandenong Ranges would benefit from proper and safe access between these two popular destinations.
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    Created by Geoff Fitzpatrick
  • No Crows HQ on the Adelaide Park Lands
    The Park Lands are a critical part of the heritage and history of Adelaide. They should be retained for unrestricted public access as intended in the original Colonel Light’s visionary plan They must not be developed for any exclusive commercial purposes such as currently being contemplated by the Adelaide Football Club.
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    Created by David Plumridge