• Mental Health Unit for Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre
    When you first come to the prison, you have nobody. If you have mental health issues, they send you to a locked cell with nothing and you just sit there 23 hours a day and only allowed out once a day. This is not good enough. Being in a cell trapped with mental health issues is not good, it causes bad thoughts and more trauma. They abuse people if they have mental health issues. They make a joke if you have mental health issues and deal with self harm. You feel lonely and abandoned. They restrain you and make you feel more traumatised. I would love if they have a mental health unit but you have officer there and mental health professionals. If you tell people stuff in there right now about your mental health, they lock you up in a small room with no social and sit there crying all day. We are treat like animals, we are made to eat our meals without plastic spoons or forks or anything. We are treated worse than dogs.
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    Created by S Thompson
  • Residents for Safe Streets to School: Canada Bay
    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 David Martin
  • 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
  • More beds for Odyssey House Molyullah
    Addiction is a disease that affects not only the addict but their parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends etc. Without rehabilitation centres addicts will continue to die. At the moment there are 80-100 people waiting for a bed every week. Addicts walk beside us every day sometimes visibly struggling with life but on many occasions there are no visible signs of the struggle within. We can no longer put our head in the sand and pretend this isn't an issue. If this expansion saves one life it is worth it.
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    Created by Amanda Joyce
  • Ban Nazi Symbols
    Nazism is based on the idealogy of white supremacy and endorses the ethnic cleansing of non-'Aryan' people a.k.a people who are not white Christians. Nazism is disgusting and dangerous, which is why the Government should do everything in their power to prevent the mimicking of symbols and slogans like the Swastika. In March 2021, a Victorian parliamentary inquiry recommended strengthening the laws against hate symbols. Currently in Germany, Nazi symbols are banned which is an appropriate response to the horrific history of the Holocaust and Nazi rule in the 1930s and 40s. Australia should follow Germany's lead and ban Nazi symbols, especially the Nazi swastika, as these symbols promote the horrendous acts carried out by white supremacists. Please sign this petition to encourage the government to ban Nazi symbols.
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    Created by Caitlyn Boer
  • Safer Level Crossings
    To prevent the unnecessary loss of life
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    Created by Brian Calcutt
  • Launch of 150 days of action for people seeking refuge in our land
    This year is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate and reflect on Joseph, described by Pope Francis in his apostolic letter, Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), as a beloved father, a father who is creatively courageous, a father in the shadows. Francis names Joseph specifically in his letter as “the special patron of all those forced to leave their native lands because of war, hatred, persecution and poverty.” To honour and acknowledge this, a coalition has come together to initiate 150 days of action across Australia, to engage with people of goodwill, and advocate to change our country’s attitude and policies towards those seeking protection in Australia.
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    Created by Joelle Sassine
  • Catherine King join the Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Group
    Both the implications of Assange's case for democracy and the fact that his treatment has been classified as torture make this an issue of utmost importance. Assange's situation has been described by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer as "a huge scandal and represents the failure of Western rule of law. If Julian Assange is convicted, it will be a death sentence for freedom of the press." Melzer also "visited Assange in his cell in London in May 2019 together with two experienced, widely respected doctors who are specialized in the forensic and psychological examination of torture victims. The diagnosis arrived at by the two doctors was clear: Julian Assange displays the typical symptoms of psychological torture. If he doesn’t receive protection soon, a rapid deterioration of his health is likely, and death could be one outcome." Image: Metahaven, "Leaked" WikiLeaks posters, 2010
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    Created by Eve Blayney
  • Waverton Dog Park Night Lights
    This dog park is used by many people and canines every afternoon, most of whom all know each other and are good friends with each other and come down together for the enjoyment of socialisation with each other and exercise. This is even more precious to some during the current pandemic as its the only face to face contact they get all day. However due to the winter sun and day light savings by the time we get down there its pitch black which presents alot of safety issues for ourselves, passers by, cars and of course the pooches. Its safe to say the park is used by many at this time of night. The difference in the amount of dog owners that are down in summer arvos and winter arvos is very noticeable. Many people arent willing to risk it or deal with the anxiety of not being able to see the dogs and as such forfeit the experience which is harmful to the human and pooches socialisation and exercise. Also anyone walking through to balls head or to the lower park for sport cant see whats going on which can be scary and dangerous.
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    Created by Alastair Noble
  • Support the building of State Quarantine Hubs in Australia
    The federal government needs to protect people and the economy. Hotel quarantine has proven flaws. We need quarantine hubs built with access to airports and hospitals. These hubs should be built based on the advice of scientists and what best prevents the spread of infectious diseases. We need our Federal Government to take action NOW!
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    Created by Mary Anderson
  • Overhaul the NDIS application criteria
    The NDIS is supposed to be there to SUPPORT our community with disabilities, not make their lives harder. The current system is demoralising to applicants and just plain offensive. We have genuine disabled people that need the help of the NDIS being turned back, placing their health in jeopardy. The NDIS systems should be written by people with disabilities, it should be tested by people with disabilities who have walked a mile in the shoes of the applicants. The questions need to be reformatted, an amputee or someone with a congenital disability should not be asked if their condition is permanent. Before being knocked back, phone calls should be made to the GP of the applicant, there should be specialised caseworkers with experience in that particular disability assigned to the case before turning people away. People should not be ending up in wheelchairs because they weren’t able to access preventative treatments. This is not good enough. More people with disabilities should be working as interviewers, who better to understand a disability? Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, what will you do to fix this problem?
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    Created by Jasmine Straga
  • 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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    Created by Jacqueline Austin