• Provide Free Flu Vaccines to People with Egg Allergies
    The Government funds vaccination against seasonal influenza for eligible Australians, including Australians over the age of 65. But one group of Australians miss out on this vital service – unless they pay for it themselves. Australians with an egg allergy are simply not able to take the vaccines currently provided by the Government under the National Immunisation Program (NIP). If they do they may suffer serious allergic reactions. In 2021, four vaccines are funded under this program. Other vaccines are available, but only on the private market. One of these is Flucelvax Quad. This is a new cell-based vaccine approved for use in Australia. Flucelvax Quad is suitable for people with an egg allergy. However it is not covered by the NIP, despite requests for it to be included. This is unfair to the thousands of Australians who because of allergic reaction cannot take the vaccines presently covered. There has been no explanation from the Government as to why this vaccine is available on the private market, but not included in the NIP. The Government needs to expand the coverage of the NIP as a matter of priority. All Australians need to have access to flu vaccination. Flu is a very serious illness and causes hundreds of fatalities every year. Some years are worse and the level of fatalities can be high. It is both dangerous to the individuals concerned, and to the wider community, if a considerable segment of the population may be prevented from flu vaccination because of financial cost involved. Good public health policy would ensure these people are covered under the NIP. The Government needs to address this serious gap in our health system. The petition urges the Prime Minister and Government to expand the coverage of the NIP urgently. Please sign the attached petition and let’s get some positive action on protecting Australians with an egg allergy from the ravages of influenza.
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    Created by Ben Gershon
  • Please Help a Family See their Extremely Sick Mother in ICU
    Everyone deserves a family member with them when they are going through something as traumatic as this, it’s inhumane not to let at least one family member in.
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    Created by Jacqui Herbst
  • Parks and Paths for Carlton/Dodges
    We have no local parks, reserves or footpaths, while council areas such as Clarence sets the standard. We need reserves and parks for children, parents and grandparents - a common area to value. We need footpaths for safety as mothers with strollers are forced to walk on the busy roads in the area.
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    Created by Lee Belbin
  • Path though the park at the end of Old Bass Point Road that Joins the Road to Shell Cove.
    It is important for the health and. wellbeing of the aged and disabled people who live in Old Bass Point Road who previously had a reasonable path to Harbour Boulevard. It is also a commonly used path by the residents of Shell Cove who come that way to access Shellharbour bus stops, village and beach. Walking and cycling groups use the path constantly.
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    Created by Annette Fowler
  • 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
  • Access for the Elderly
    Elderly residents with mobility impairment presently traverse roads, gutters, rough ground and parked & speeding vehicles to access the local bus stops from their homes
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    Created by John Donoghue
  • Aged care reform
    There are already more than 3 million aged pensioners like me, I am a 91 yo, and some 400000 dementia cases and the rapid increase in aged with the boomers flowing through it is predicted that this number will increase to over 1.3 million in the future plus all the other health issues that affect the aged and the RC has documented the abuse and neglect this Morrison government has permitted for years must be held to account and it does not appear the Opposition has much interest in forcing the government on this issue without public pressure
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    Created by Frank Ward. OAM
  • 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 Alison Matthews
  • Cap Aged Homecare Provider Fees
    Department of Health figures show that 28,000 aged Australians died over the last two years while waiting for homecare despite the Prime Minister promising 10,000 extra packages in November last year and a further 6,000 new packages in July this year. The privatised system seems unable to deliver the care the Government has promised while at the same time it obtains huge financial gains from the taxpayer.
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    Created by Gavan. Bethke
  • None of us are equal until all of us are equal
    For a long time, people with disability a have been treated as less humans, especially women with disability, their rights to make decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health are always taken away,most of them are sterilised involuntarily without acknowledging or listening to their opinion on child birth and marriage. Hence, this petition is to advocate against against such inhumane practices, so we want this petition to get to the government bodies, health practitioners, families and carers of PWD and together we can make the dreams of these women come true.
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    Created by Nick Seith
  • COVID-19- Endgame C (lockdown-stop and restart) needs to happen to save lives
    While things remain open, people will gather. While schools remain open, kids will go. They may not get very sick, but they can bring it home to those who will. Teachers can also contract it. This is not a practice run. This is happening. We need to let the government know that our lives are important. This is supported by the following article. Please read this article. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-21/coronavirus-the-case-for-endgame-c-stop-almost-everything/12077096?utm_medium=spredfast&utm_content=sf231766232&utm_campaign=abc_news&utm_source=m.facebook.com&sf231766232=1&fbclid=IwAR0wdiRQAbRjayUz2Ymawy9jPCn2rOvZCH7BXHGGP9mIQqZurBtPTfENx9w We must choose Endgame C, and choose it quickly. 7 days ago we had only 250 cases at the end of that day- last Sunday. Now we have upwards of 1100 cases. That’s a huge increase- in one week. By that logic, next Sunday, we’ll have 4000 cases. But wait, that’s if it increases at a steady rate, which it doesn’t. The numbers are old data anyway. If we know about these 1000 cases now, a week ago they were still there, we just didn’t know about them yet, walking around sharing Covid-19 with friends and family. So realistically we have at least 4000 people out there walking around without knowing they have it, sharing it with others. If they share it with only 4 other people- well, you can do the Maths. The only option here is Endgame C. The Prime Minister thinks people will make smart choices. He has too much faith in people. They will not comply if simply asked to. We saw that at Bondi. There need to be strict instructions and rules. I am not alone. Most of Australia wants to go into lockdown, but won’t unless instructed to do so. The only option is lockdown for 8-12 weeks. Small price to pay really.
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    Created by Angela F
  • Restore Our Natural Heritage & Biodiversity & Build Disaster Resilience
    This petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House: Climate change is causing increasingly rapid changes in forest ecologies, water supplies, agricultural systems, extending fire seasons. Bushfires are destroying biological diversity and natural environments relied upon by all Australians. Urgent national action is needed under the EPBC Act to prevent destruction of Australia’s natural heritage and recover and restore biodiversity and natural environments.
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    Created by Rosemary Cousin