• Stop the Super Trawler
    One of the world’s biggest fishing trawlers with a history of over exploiting fish stocks, the FV Margiris, wants to trawl for small pelagic fish – some of the most critical species in our marine ecosystem. Small pelagic fishing around Tasmania already has a bad record. The surface schools of jack mackerel that were once common off southeast Tasmania have not returned after the collapse of that fishery over 20 years ago. The fish are a vital food source for important species like the critically endangered southern bluefin tuna, marine mammals, seabirds and game fish. Trawlers like this not only catch the target species, they also get tonnes of bycatch - unwanted marine life like dolphins, seals and seabirds, that gets thrown back dead. This fishing trawler is the opposite of the fishing activities we need to ensure healthy oceans and healthy communities – we need better valued seafood that doesn’t rely on government subsidies, sustainable employment for local fishermen, science based fisheries management, and no unwanted by-catch. Learn more at http://stopthetrawler.net Follow us on twitter @stopthetrawler
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    Created by Rebecca Hubbard
  • Save Butler Reserve. Byron Bay
    This green space is home to many species of birds and animals. During the recent closure of the reserve these birds and animals were often found distressed by the encroachment on their homeland. Butler Reserve has been used by all locals. Elderly people who were born in nearby homes and have lived there all their lives use it to walk safely often with their pets.. Until the council prevented access to the Reserve youngsters regularly played cricket , football and other games as it is the only safe space large enough for this use in the area. Thousands of people benefit ( local vendors, shop keepers ,musicians and tourists) from both the Monthly and weekly Farmer's markets. Butler Reserve provides a tranquil space during the very busy tourist times. Again before access was closed artists could be found painting or musicians playing and writing in solace. Experimental attempts at providing a carpark on this reserve have all failed. During the past it has been opened as a free carpark which led to overuse by van dwellers who while they attempted to treat the land with respect had no facilities provided by Council. Therefore rubbish and human waste became a problem. The Reserve was then transformed into a paid carpark and was immediately underused and remained so until this scheme was also abandoned by Council. It is clear that the carpark idea does not work and should not be implemented. Greenspace is a form of social capital that is evidently highly valued by all councils in other LGA's eg. Gold Coast. In fact it is also apparent that these public green spaces are highly valued in all country towns even those where available water is an issue. They reflect the underlying values of a town and their leaders. Increasing they are being seen a highly important for the wholistic health of people, mental, physical and spiritual. Please accept this as a sincere and worthwhile platform for abandoning any plans for a carpark on Butler Reserve.
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    Created by Darryl Henniker
  • Southside express bus to RBWH and QUT
    This is a common route and as it takes 2 or 3 buses to get to these places from the Southside. Many people drive as it is too frustrating going through the city and this makes sense and reduces congestion on already overcrowded platforms
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    Created by Leane Christie
  • Keep Jervis Bay Unspoilt
    This DA was originally approved in 2011 & was renewed in 2016 although no obvious physical work had been commenced on the site. The DA is for twin 3 story buildings & an underground car park. The site is less than 40 metres from the banks of Moona Moona Creek & is in it's immediate flood plain. The Council's Natural Resources & Floodplain Unit states that basement car parking is not recommended in flood prone land. The original flood report was prepared in 2011 & since then a new bridge has been constructed over the Creek & sea levels are rising due to climate change. Moona Moona Creek & it's mangroves are a critical hatchery for small fish & is essential for the health of Jervis Bay, the major attraction of the Shoalhaven.
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    Created by William Mark Wareham
  • Save Our Water
    Our community of Woorabinda is reliant on good quality water for our needs and having a mining company take what the want will severely deplete the Dawson River water supply.
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    Created by Wardingarri Lamalama
  • Secondary access road re-opening for Mirador estate
    There is currently only one road in and out of this estate, which traverses heavily forested areas on both sides of the road. Two entry/exit roads are mandatory under NSW planning laws. In a bushfire, there would be no escape for residents trapped in the estate. With the massive bushfires of 2020 which surrounded our area, this time bomb waiting to explode.
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    Created by Rod Macdougall
  • Scrap the 2nd M1
    The Gold Coast needs environmentally sustainable solutions to traffic problems that will protect koalas and wildlife. We have a demonstration organised outside the office of the state Environment Minister, 12 Ferry Street Nerang between 9 and 10 am on Wed 5 May. Come if you can.
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    Created by John Spencer
  • Save the Ashburton River
    Our spiritual beliefs and cultural connection is the river system.
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    Created by Trudy Hayes
  • Beautify Banyule parks in Greensborough
    Our public parks are important places , but they are sad , empty spaces most if the time . The main park for community use is the RSL Memorial park and the playground and gardens next to it are lovely . The rest of the park has been poorly maintained and cared for . It should be nurtured and made into a beautiful communal space and meeting place complimenting the neighbouring community facilities . Same with parks throughout Greensborough where lawns are watered on the ovals and rubbish is thrown around and into the river near the tennis courts . We need seating and shelter throughout the parks in the main precinct and ideally benches everywhere . All busstops should have shelters and seating . Greensborough has a business and retail precinct that would benefit immensely with beautiful parks like in Heidelberg . People need safe outdoor spaces where they can rest , meet up with people , eat and take their kids and dogs safely. That means CTV cameras , lighting and pet friendly dispensers for poo bags and water like in Altona beach and other parks and sculptures , water features and a water fountain to discourage people using single use plastic water bottles and lots of bins for Kentucky and Macdonalds etc
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    Created by Romana Podhorodecki
  • Tax Non-Biodegradable Plastic
    Plastic pollution is destroying our oceans and our air quality. Often companies that produce plastic products produce a greater amount of waste than they do their actual product with a total disregard for the environment. The weight of plastic waste is often produced at a 50:50 ratio to product yield. This is only the case because raw plastic is so cheap. By introducing a non-biodegradable plastic tax, companies will be forced to explore alternatives to the current plastics on the market.
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    Created by John Bourke
  • Ban waste to energy incinerators
    There is a complete absence of WTE regulatory emission standards in NSW to the extent that European standards are being applied in all development applications. The application of these European standards may not in all circumstances be sufficiently adequate to protect the health and wellbeing of resident communities.
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    Created by Colin Bosworth
  • We need a Clean Recovery now!
    A Clean Recovery will make energy cleaner and cheaper, and create more jobs than dangerous fossil fuels like methane gas. Australia can be a clean energy superpower, proudly exporting energy from our wind, waves and sun. We can power our businesses and homes with solar, make our houses more affordable and energy efficient, and restore the natural landscapes we love. To make it a reality, we need widespread support from key politicians and community members across the country. Sign the petition for clean, affordable energy and climate-friendly jobs for people across the country.
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    Created by Olivia Stuckey