• Stop Land Clearing on the Capricorn Coast
    For the preservation of flora and fauna. To reduce the planting of exotic species, which have high water needs, into new residential areas. To protect the reef and coastal areas from topsoil erosion from the total forest clearing in new developments
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    Created by Roslyn Scott
  • Conserve Public Places in Clarence City
    Community consultation is a long-standing issue within this City. Local people have concerns about rapid population increase, large developments and marked change to valued icons such as Kangaroo Bay, South Arm, Rosny Bowling Club, Bellerive Bluff, Rosny Golf Course and The Rosny Hill Nature Recreation Area,among others.
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    Created by Denise Hoggan
  • Bringing the railways back to Wonthaggi
    The town, Wonthaggi and surrounding towns are all growing. The demographics include diverse age groups, not just the elderly. We have young families and people between ages 21 and 55 living in Wonthaggi who still commute between Wonthaggi and Melbourne. Currently, there is a bus service to and from Melbourne city, but the bus service is not viable in the long term, due to road congestion, longer travel times due to traffic, and limited bus services. A train will resolve these issues and cut down travel time by at least half hour. This is important as more people are moving to the country for a better life and due to housing price rises. International leaders are saying we need to reduce emissions, and a train can and will be part of resolving this issue, taking more cars off the road. Many people are now setting up home in Wonthaggi and still have to drive to the city as the buses are not always reliable, nor safe in covid times being buses are confined spaces - trains are not so confined. It does not make sense that the trains were cut in 1993 by Kennett who had shortsighted ideas. Had the train lines been kept in use, this would have benefitted the economy, bringing in money from everyday use. Governments peddal the excuse that it is too expensive to return railways to Wonthaggi. This is not true and no one should buy that excuse at all. The government has more than enough money and the railways being in use will pay for itself and keep paying into the economy. This NEEDS to be done now. We are not going to wait any longer. We would like to see Wonthaggi as a successful burgeoning town just like Traralgon is. For the last decade, locals in Wonthaggi and surrounds including Leongatha have fought and fought for this railway line to be brought back into use and it has been ignored for too long. No more. Just fund it and bring it back!
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    Created by Chelle Destefano
  • Wodonga Council - Take Action on Climate Change!
    The federal government is letting us down on this issue. We need all local governments to take a leadership role if we are to avoid the worst outcomes of climate change and have a liveable future for our children. Nearby Indigo Shire has declared a Climate Emergency. So has Albury City Council. Alpine Shire has committed to net-zero by 2023. Tell our councillors we want them to take this issue seriously and keep our city liveable, by taking urgent action to reach net-zero emissions as soon as possible.
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    Created by Janette Mattey Picture
  • Save Cyril Jackson Oval
    Cyril Jackson Oval is important to many locals for dog walking, picnics and playing away from the high-use soccer fields on Ashfield Reserve. It provides habitat for numerous birds, including at-risk species like white-tailed and red-tailed black cockatoos. Unless we act before next summer, the grass will die, and the trees and local birdlife will suffer.
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    Created by Emma Saurus
  • Save Woolamai School Plantation
    This small pocket of bush rings every morning with a dense chorus of birds taking refuge in our open farming landscape. This 2ha wild place is a left over remnant from the early 20th century practice of school children having 'bush classrooms', planting and growing timber plantations. School plantations had the dual purpose of connecting children to nature and creating trees for sale to State Forestry as an additional, locally controlled income for schools. Left unattended after the school closed, it is now essential habitat. Please take it off the sales list and allow it to remain a rare place that gives priority to wildlife. It is vital to the local and travelling birds, reptiles, mammals and insects of the region. Keeping it is a small gesture with a large impact for a long time. And continues to secure the investment of the children who planted and nurtured this place.
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    Created by Andrea Rieniets
  • Protect Bass Point from over-fishing
    Bass Point is already a Marine Reserve, but the sustainable future of the marine ecosystem that surrounds Bass Point is under dire threat. Recreational fishing has severely damaged the local fish population, and several species have disappeared from the waters surrounding Bass Point. Only one small section of Bass Point has a restriction on the practice of recreational fishing - Bushrangers Bay. The fish and grey nurse shark populations thrive in that tiny bay area. Food is abundant, and threats are only from their natural predators. In the other larger sea areas surrounding Bass Point grey nurse sharks and giant cuttle-fish have disappeared. Fish stocks have noticeably depleted. These waters are crucial feeding and breeding grounds for these rare species, and they are being destroyed. A full marine sanctuary around Bass Point with a cessation of fishing is the only way to preserve this valuable national park resource.
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    Created by Neill Levine
  • Stop the Blue Mountains Luxury Resort/Crocodile Park/Zoo
    Apart from the environmental impact of extra tourist traffic in precious bushland, the introduction of yet another tourist hotel/resort, as well as an artificial crocodile park and zoo, are the last things The Blue Mountains National Park needs. Zoos are mainly entertainment for humans, at the expense of animals’ peace and freedom. Being viewed by noisy human crowds imposes stress onto animals with no choice of escape. The Blue Mountains are rich with native fauna, despite numbers hit by 2020’s cataclysmic bushfires. We do not need to cage free animals for our selfish viewing pleasure! And another luxury resort for the rich? Please! 🙄 We need to stop this NOW!
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    Created by Azura Justice
  • Stop Sponsorship Deals with BHP and RIOTINTO
    The exploitation of Indigenous people, their land and culture by big business has to stop. The connection of the Indigenous people to this beautiful land has well been acknowledged by the AFL and AFLW, with indigenous rounds featuring indigenous designed guernsey's , acknowledgement of counties and programs to educate, empower and develop Indigenous players. It has just started acknowledging the wrong doings to its past Indigenous players in regards to racism. JUST.. It is now time for the AFL and AFLW to stand up and take a stand for its Indigenous communities. It's notable that the AFL and AFLW organisation's have definitely made strides to rectifying past wrong doings, however they can not rest on those morals. The AFL and AFLW both have the platform to lead the way in social change. To demonstrate to every individual person involved in its organisation and their supporters that it is truly committed to supporting its First Nations People. In a time when we all need to stand up, do more, learn from our histories mistakes. To be better across all areas that effect our society and our planet. I believe this is the time and opportunity for each individual within the AFL and AFLW to take a stand and continue to embrace the rich and strong Indigenous culture and people as well as their connection to country, that has provided so much for this great Australian game. From the land the game is played on, to the thousands of Indigenous players to the hundreds of thousands of loyal supporters of clubs at every level of this great game they have a responsibility to immediately cut ties with BHP and RIO TINTO. To stop taking their dirty earth killing culture destroying money. The Adelaide Crows, AFL and AFLW have a social responsibility to stand up to big business's who actively destroy sacred land. We all have this responsibility. For the sake of our land, our culture, our game.
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    Created by Lindsey Webb
  • 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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    Created by Maria Poulos
  • Go FOGO Wanneroo!
    FOGO is the WA State Government and Waste Authority’s preferred best practice for waste management and the only system to meet State diversion from landfill targets of 65% by 2020 and material recovery targets of 70% by 2025. In 2019 the City of Wanneroo (COW) announced that households would be receiving a FOGO bin in 2021. However, COW was unable to find a waste management business willing or able to process the huge amount of organic waste the City produces. So FOGO is currently a No-go for Wanneroo despite the obvious environmental urgency for its implementation. COW must, therefore, take responsibility for establishing and operating a FOGO recycling plant itself. WA Councils that have adopted FOGO include Albany, Bayswater, Belmont, Bunbury, Fremantle, Kalamunda, Melville and Vincent and the towns of Bassendean and East Fremantle. The benefits of FOGO waste management to the community would be: * drastically reduce the amount of organic waste contaminating Tamala Park landfill site which is rapidly reaching capacity * reduce pollution and unpleasant odour caused by the harmful methane gas released by unprocessed organic matter that CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING * a reduction in processing and disposal costs (no additional cost to residents) By applying FOGO compost to debilitated soil, it will: * SAVE WATER by Improving soil water retention * counteract the widespread degradation of soil caused by extensive land clearing of the far northern suburbs for new residential and commercial developments * invigorate and sustain new plant growth, thereby increasing the survival rate of newly planted trees reaching maturity (it is estimated only 1 in 10 trees planted by Perth local councils reach maturity) * reduce the use of chemical fertilisers and weed killers * assist in the rehabilitation of landfill and open cut mine sites (eg, limestone quarries and sand quarries) and for use the City’s public open spaces, gardens, farms, and for use in landscaping new developments, roundabouts, roadsides, and the Mitchell Freeway extension Other potential benefits: * provide employment opportunities for disadvantaged jobseekers (eg, people with disabilities) * provide opportunities to develop partnerships with businesses and corporations wishing to enhance their corporate citizen profiles.
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    Created by Rosalind Casey
  • 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