• Stop the Overdevelopment - Pagewood/Eastgardens
    This development will place unprecedented pressure on the Southeastern suburbs of Sydney as the growth of our community outpaces the roll out of infrastructure and services. We face a future perfect storm of congestion and worsening socio-economic outcomes with the Eastgardens development. One thing is clear: Meriton is creating a city of have and have nots. We urge a halt to this development until the infrastructure and capacity issues are addressed. The community has previously raised concerns with the rezoning of this site including: • Excessive intensification of use of the site compared to existing planning controls; • Excessive building height; • Inadequate assessment of the transport impacts of the proposal; and • Ambiguous commitment to the delivery of public open space. With each planning approval we have seen significant modification from the original Pagewood Green master plan. The original proposal stated one-bed units would measure 65 sqm, two-bed 85 sqm and three-bed 110 sqm. However, Meriton reduced all three in size to 50 sqm, 75 sqm and 96 sqm respectively, even as they advertised the original sizes. Although technically in the Bayside Local Government area, due to the site’s close proximity to the Randwick Council Local Government area, residents are concerned about the significant increase in population, and the added demand this will place upon community facilities and services, open space and other physical and social assets within both Bayside and Randwick City, and the increased pressure on Sydney beaches. A lot of the earlier forecasts of traffic and the provision of car parking were based on assumptions about the "potential extension of the light rail to the site - when there is no evidence to suggest this will ever occur. The South East Sydney Transport Strategy released late last year showed no signs that there was any planning for Bunnerong Road. And plans to extend Metro West (from Parramatta to the CBD) to the east and deliver a Metro to Maroubra Junction now won’t happen until after 2041 if at all- more than 20 years away. We ask the Government to intervene and halt any further approvals until there is an integrated planning approach to this development.
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  • Govt algorithms must be independently regulated
    I don't think people fully appreciate the extent to which things like welfare, who qualifies for medical assistance, who qualifies for public housing, are determined by algorithms now. And sometimes that works fine and some other times it doesn't. The failings of robodebt are a good example, but it's the tip of the iceberg. There are other kinds of bots and automation being used by governments around the world in the criminal justice system, for example, to predict whether a given defendant is likely to re-offend if you put them out on parole. These algorithms are not open and inspected by the public or have regulators, we don't really know how they work and there's not a lot of accountability for them. And so as a result, we end up with these mysterious machines making these decisions that affect millions of people's lives and we don't really understand what they're doing.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Stand up to gambling bullies
    My name is Anna Bardsley. I'm a retired business woman, mother of five. I am a singer and a writer, a gardener, a grandmother — and I lost ten years of my life to the pokies. I learnt the hard way that gambling corporations will stop at nothing to extract as much money from people as possible. They ruthlessly prey on vulnerable people, destroying lives, tearing families apart, and harming our communities in the process. For decades, reforming the gambling industry has been close to impossible. But in March, the NSW Liberal Party is taking the first step by proposing a new law to reduce their harmful powers, and Labor might very well add their support too. But we need NSW MPs to stand strong against the huge lobbying power of the gambling industry, which will be putting enormous pressure on them to stop or water down this law. That’s why I’m asking you to sign my petition to show our MPs that the community is watching and demands they stand strong against big gambling bullies and vote to pass this law. *Anna Bardsley won a Victorian Senior of the Year Award for raising awareness of the impacts of gambling. She is a passionate advocate for gambling reform after battling with poker machines for ten years and has helped others as part of her work with the Alliance for Gambling Reform.
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  • End the crisis in rural and remote health
    NSW rural and remote health and hospital services are in crisis due to a lack of engagement with rural and remote people in decision-making, the absence of a clear strategy for rural health and accountability for rural health outcomes, and poorly targeted investments in recruiting and retaining doctors, nurses, mental health and allied health staff by the NSW Government. Rural and remote communities need the help of the NSW Government to fundamentally reform our rural and remote health and hospital system so that it is responsive to the needs of individual communities and has the resources to address the causes and consequences of poor health. People who live in rural and remote NSW have a higher rate of chronic diseases compared to people living in regional and metropolitan cities, will die up to 11 years earlier and have inadequate access to primary health care and hospital services. The median age of death of rural and remote people is going backwards, while more than 3,000 rural and remote residents in NSW die unnecessarily every year from preventable causes. Rural and remote people need a health and hospital system that is designed around their unique needs and circumstances. Metropolitan approaches has failed to deliver the right care in the right place and at the right time for rural and remote communities. Building the right health system will help is to save more rural and remote residents from ill-health, and premature and avoidable death. Rural and remote residents produce the fresh food we eat and generate more than 65% of the nation's export wealth. Access to appropriate health care is not just a human right, it is critical for the future of jobs and economic development in our country.
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  • Bring back the free lunch and turbo charge the hospitality industry
    Wouldn't it be better to support the industry through stimulating work and small business activity than handing out financial support to hospitality workers who have lost their jobs ?
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  • Block Mathias Corman's OECD post
    _'Trying to invert reality'_ Mathias Cormann's climate credentials are sadly lacking and has put big business before climate in almost every instance. Actually to the point of discounting all scientific evidence. Mathias Cormann talks up 'green recovery' in OECD pitch, pitching ‘zero net emissions as soon as possible’, which contradicts his record while in Australian government. Your own report "Australia needs to intensify efforts to meet its 2030 emissions goal" goes to the heart of the problem. Mathias has a record of deep climate skepticism having voted in favour of climate change mitigation in the Australian parliament. https://www.oecd.org/australia/australia-needs-to-intensify-efforts-to-meet-its-2030-emissions-goal.htm His economic policies as Minister of Finance has only enhanced the richest of Australians while penalizing the majority. His policies have significantly increased the inequity divide. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-12/household-income-and-wealth-abs-data-shows-rich-are-richer/11302696 Additionally, Mathias Cormann voted against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission to hold politicians to account. , Mathias is perfect for the OECD if it would like to swing towards: A supply-side agenda that will intensity class divisions, exacerbate secular stagnation and privilege corporate greed. Become more climate change skeptical and slow mitigation policy whenever and wherever possible. Harden its stance against refugee.
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  • Fruit, vegetables & nut trees on Mornington Peninsula streets
    With the cost of living increasing and financial pressures growing this is a way to lower the cost of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts whilst delivering better nutritional outcomes and community engagement.
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  • Get a financial discount on all EV's purchased provided by govt.
    We are way behind other countries in the uptake of EVs and the lack of such an incentive and lack of emission standards for vehicles stops manufacturers providing many of the EV's that exist to our shores. This needs to change as it would help the environment
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  • Legalise the recreational use of cannabis in Australia
    This unjust and immoral war on this plant has to end. Australians shouldn’t be criminalised for using a plant that is far less harmful than alcohol and tobacco. The waste of resources policing this unjust law as well as the targeting of minorities needs to end. The time has come for Australia to catch up with the rest of the world!
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  • Urgent Special General Meeting of SWALSC members to discuss SWALSC role in AHRCL activities in 2020
    SWALSC members and NCT beneficiaries are concerned that over $18 million of our funds and the potential future income and benefits from these funds held in trust by our professional trustee EQT have been diminished as a result of misrepresentations made by SWALSC executives and the SWALSC Governing committee. We feel that persons, organisations and trustees should be held accountable for these activities conducted in 2019 and 2020
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