• Residents for Safe Streets to School in Randwick Council
    Children deserve to walk or ride to school safely. Walking to school improves kids' fitness and independence. However, they are often driven over short distances to school by parents. Parents perceive that their child's journey to school is unsafe on part of or on their whole journey. As a result, our streets are subject to tens of thousands more car trips every year, making them even less safe and clogging up roads with unnecessary traffic during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Streets without footpaths and crossings with speed limits higher than 30km/h are not considered safe by Australia's safe system approach. The case for crossings: Research shows that children cannot judge gaps in traffic consistently when cars go faster than 30km/h to safely cross a street On streets where there are no footpaths and crossings, reducing the car speed to 30km/h would prevent most accidents: the stopping distance for a car traveling 30km/h is 13m. Stopping distance for a car traveling 50km/h is 37m. The risk of death or serious injury if hit at 30km/h is less than 10%; compared to 90% if hit at 50km/h. It is an unreasonable risk to place our children in harms way on their journey to school.
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    Created by Owen Shepherd
  • Stop the Destruction of Wildlife Habitat in Mittagong!
    To make way for the cabins, 4.2 hectares will be cleared and 249 trees will be cut down. Wombats are to be removed from the area and fenced out. Two new access roads, sufficient to carry fully-loaded fire trucks with 4 metres cleared on each side, are to be built. A new bridge strong enough to support the weight of loaded fire trucks will be constructed over water inhabited by platypus. Help us save this precious habitat corridor for Frensham's future students and the Southern Highlands community.
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  • SAVE THE SLEEPING LIZARD (North Lismore Plateau)
    "If you take away our history,we have no future", says Uncle Mickey Ryan (Bundjalung Elders Council). There are Burials, Women Birthing sites, Scarred trees, artefacts, sacred water holes and spiritual Dreaming sites on the North Lismore Plateau. Threatened Species: A report prepared by David Milledge, well known qualified ecologist, on behalf of the Bundjalung Elders Council has identified a number of rare and endangered species currently observed on the North Lismore Plateau. The report concluded that the Rose Crowned Fruit Dove, Long eared Micro Bat, and the White eared Monarch bird are at risk of local extinction. Please sign to let Lismore Council know that this is important. We should look after our special places before we lose them.
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  • Support the GIMME Future Youth Bill! (South Australian Youth Parliament)
    Young people across South Australia, through YMCA SA Youth Parliament, have come together to develop a Bill split into three key parts accelerating our green industry: - The first part seeks to transition industry away from fossil fuels by providing incentives for renewable practices and creating disincentives for high-polluting practices. These reforms include quintupling funding towards Green Industries SA by 2030, offering free retraining for fossil fuel industry workers, electrifying public transport by 2035, raising fossil fuel royalties by 10% and implementing more transparency of emission records. - The second part focuses on a public implementation of the green industry through grants, loans and universal tendering that accelerates the desire for renewable practices. New grants and loans administered by Green Industries SA will be for products that reasonably produce or store renewable energy for applicants reasonably pursuing no fossil fuel emissions. - The final part strengthens protections for indigenous land rights to ensure new mining operations better respect First Nations peoples and Country. Please sign this petition to show your support for the Environment and Energy Committee's Green Industry Manufacturing, Mining and Energy Future Bill 2021!
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  • Protect Aboriginal Heritage and the Belubula River
    "The Belubula Headwaters Protection Group is a not for profit group established to protect the natural waterways, ecosystems and heritage of the Belubula River Headwaters in Kings Plains, located in the Central West of NSW. The Group is currently opposing a Gold Mine application from Regis Resources Ltd (ASX: RRL). The proposal is to develop an open cut gold mine with a life of just 10 years. The associated Tailings Dam will be 46,700ML, which is over 10,000ML larger than Carcoar Dam which it will destroy if the wall of the Tailings Dam were to breach, leak or collapse. The Mine site is in Wiradjuri Country and will impact on the Belubula River “Bilabula” and its tributaries, this area is rich with artefacts, at least one known burial site, an ochre site and much more, that all evidence the extensive use of the area by the Wiradjuri people. Connection to the river for Wiradjuri people was related to their Kin groups and each person had a responsibility towards care and protection of a section of the river and waterways that related to their family ties. This area also played a role in first contact history with Europeans and forms part of the story of the Bathurst Wars. Destruction of this site will further impact on significant Aboriginal Cultural History that is consistently disregarded in Australia. "To show your support to prevent the destruction of significant Aboriginal and European heritage for a short term project to access a purposeless resource; we strongly encourage you to sign our petition which we will present to the Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley to encourage them to save the area by approving the section 10 protection order application."
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  • Implement FOGO to reduce council fees & greenhouse gases
    Implementing FOGO will help council rates stay as low as possible. In addition it will deliver environmental benefits as methane gas (a significant contributor to climate change) is released when food scraps are included with general rubbish. This project is a win-win....a win for your hip pocket as well as the environment. Tell Mayor Khal Asfour that you want FOGO implemented in Canterbury Bankstown Council
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  • Confine Domestic Cats in New South Wales
    Currently in New South Wales, your neighbor's cat can come onto your property and even into your house at any time of the day or night; defecate in your flower garden, vegetable patch or child’s sand box; spray your plants and walls, and scare and kill the native wildlife in your garden. To an ordinary person, any cat doing any of these things would be deemed a “nuisance.” But NSW has a much narrower legal definition of a nuisance cat. NSW law considers a cat a “nuisance” only if it “makes a noise that persistently occurs or continues to such a degree or extent that it unreasonably interferes with the peace, comfort or convenience of any person in any other premises, or “repeatedly damages anything outside the property on which it is ordinarily kept” (Companion Animals Act 1998, Sec. 31) (emphasis added). The burden of proof is on you. Only if you can prove one of these highly subjective offences, can your local council make a “nuisance cat” declaration and act. But it is highly unlikely an ordinary citizen could prove either of these two definitions of a nuisance cat to a court’s satisfaction. In all cases, the offences would be fleeting and/or occur at night. Complainants would have to have audio or photographic evidence. Audio evidence, most likely available only at night, would have to be certified as to time and place, and be precise as to identify the cat. Photographic evidence would have to be unequivocal as to location (the complainant’s property). These problems make it almost impossible to provide the evidence necessary to meet the current definition of a nuisance cat. “Prove it was my cat!” “Prove it was on your property!” In effect, therefore, offended owners have no practical recourse to stop a cat coming onto their property and doing whatever it likes. The current law is ineffective, and ineffective law is bad law. There are two reasons why there is no effective control of roaming cats. First, it is thought to be cruel or “unnatural.” Second, it is an unreasonable inconvenience to cat owners. As to cruelty, the RSPCA recommends that Australia move to 24 hour-containment of domestic cats (https://kb.rspca.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Identifying-Best-Practice-Domestic-Cat-Management-in-Australia-RSPCA-Research-Report-May-2018.pdf). Further, when a well-fed domestic cat kills wildlife, arguably, its owner perpetrates a preventable and unnecessary act of animal cruelty through the agency of their cat. Research suggests that pet cats in Australia kill up to 230 million native animals per year. As to confinement being an inconvenience to a cat’s owner, this is no greater than the frustration and anger at the loss of amenity for the neighbouring householders who like their gardens and love their wildlife and are told they just have to “live with it.” And one cat can impact many properties. Radio-tracking shows that domestic cats routinely roam across three or four neighbouring yards, with occasional forays two or three times this distance and into adjacent bushland. Twenty-seven percent of Australia households have cats, and 14 percent of households let their cats roam. Why should the 86 percent of non-cat and responsible-cat households have to pander to this “don’t-care” minority? There are three ways cats can be kept from roaming: keep them indoors; put them on a tether when outdoors, or keep them in a cat run. All these restraints are sanctioned by animal welfare legislation, and responsible owners already use them. Indeed, many cats are kept indoors their entire lives. No other domestic animal is allowed to roam freely through our neighborhoods, so why should domestic cats?
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  • Scrap Kurri Kurri Gas Plant
    The Kurri Kurri gas plant is a waste of public money. It’s expensive, climate polluting, and it fails to deliver the long-term jobs that were promised to the local community. Right now it’s planned to run on gas, a fossil fuel that contributes to worsening floods and fires caused by climate change. The new Labor Government promised to support the project on the condition that it ran on 30% hydrogen from the day it is operational and 100% by 2030. But energy experts are saying that this won't be possible. The Kurri Kurri gas plant fails to deliver the long-term jobs our community was promised. We need the new government to invest long term, in the technologies of the future and not waste a billion dollars of public money and instead invest it in the Hunter to keep our region as a powerhouse for generations. We know battery storage is a cheaper way to firm the electricity grid and bring down electricity prices for people doing it tough. It’s clear too that we need to move away from climate-wrecking fossil fuels like gas and coal, and towards cleaner, cheaper alternatives like solar, wind, and batteries. So all in all, a pretty shocking idea. But that didn’t stop the Morrison Government throwing public money at the project last year. It didn’t make sense then, but it makes even less sense now. The global price of gas and coal has shot up since the start of the year, meaning new power plants that run on fossil fuels won’t help bring your electricity bills down. It would be a backward step. Our country is lucky to have huge resources of sun and wind, and backed up by batteries these resources are going to power our houses and businesses into the future with cheap, clean electricity. We need our leaders and local MPs to see that this is the future we want for the Hunter, not expensive fossil-fuel powered plants that will soon be irrelevant. People in the Hunter deserve proper investment in jobs and industries that will be around for a long time.
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  • Council collection of organic waste, like fruit and vegetables
    This is vital as we need to teach the next generation of responsible waste disposal, now. Not every household/apartment block can afford or facilitate a worm farm or compost bin.
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    Created by Melissa Barrass
  • Keep The Greens Bowling Club, The Entrance, on Community land.
    Community land and recreational space are important to the health and well being of The Entrance community. The land forms part of the green space so valued by The Entrance community. The Greens Bowling Club has been used by members for decades. The land upon which it sits is a community asset. It should not become an asset of a corporation. The land must continue to be used for recreation. Bowling on an outdoor green has been part of Australian culture for decades,and should be kept for future generations.
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  • We Support the Switch to Renewables!
    Gas is bad for our planet - it’s a dirty and dangerous fossil fuel that fossil fuel corporations need to stop burning as soon as possible to give us any chance of avoiding a catastrophic climate future. The past two years have shown us that we are already living with the dangerous effects of a heating planet - with bushfires and floods raging across the country. Not only that, gas is bad for our health. As a retired GP I saw firsthand how many of my patients suffered from asthma. And according to the Asthma Council, burning gas inside produces nitrogen dioxide, which can exacerbate asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Why wouldn’t we clean up our homes with clean electricity instead? Canterbury-Bankstown Council have developed a country-leading plan to ban new gas connections and cut emissions. As many of us as possible need to get behind it! Sign my petition today.
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  • Stop the salmon catastrophe
    Tassal salmon is responsible for a growing number of environmental catastrophes in Tasmanian waterways from to the Derwent estuary to Huin river and with their planned expansion in Storm bay, Bruny Island and several undisclosed sites around the Tasmanian coast. The cost to the environment and the local communities is seen through the impacts to clean drinking water, algae blooms, continuous industrial activity 24/7 and annihilation of marine life and entire marine ecosystems under and surrounding the salmon farms. Rather than managing Hobart’s drinking water for public risk, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) – Tasmania’s environmental regulator – gives the appearance of existing only to enable the expansion of the salmon industry. Rather than improving hatchery standards to an acceptable level, it sanctions more and larger hatcheries on Hobart’s water catchment. Basic measures such as drum filters do not address the vast amount of dissolved nutrients – ammonia, nitrate, phosphorus – which hatchery fish release through their gills, along with decayed faeces and food, into the source of drinking water for half Tasmania’s population.
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    Created by Pascal Bosshard