• Protect Nippers, Dump Woodside
    Climate change is an existential threat to surf lifesaving as a movement and it is imperative that we act swiftly and effectively. Surf Lifesavers are literally on the front line in dealing with climate change. More intense weather events, heatwaves, extreme temperatures and beach erosion have and will severely impact future surf lifesaving activities with many clubs already impacted. Sponsorship of SLSWA, and in particular the Nippers programme, by Woodside is a major polluting fossil fuel company attempting to maintain its social licence. SLSWA is obliged to promote health, safety and welfare of members and ensure environmental considerations are taken into account in all surf lifesaving activities. Using children as billboards for a climate-harming business is unethical and undermines surf lifesaving in the long run. The science is clear, to stay below 1.5˚C warming and dangerous turning points for the planet we must stop all new fossil fuel projects and shift our reliance from existing fossil fuels. As of today, globally we can only emit 325 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere before we breach 1.5˚C warming. At current levels of emissions this is expected to occur in 2029. The Australia Institute estimates that Woodside’s proposed Scarborough gas expansion will emit 1.6 billion tons of CO2-equivalent – a significant hit to our global budget which reduces the time available to transition to a carbon neutral society. Community pressure against Woodside’s sponsorship of the Perth Fringe Festival and naming of the “Woodside Pleasure Garden” has resulted in direct sponsorship of the festival being dropped. It is time for SLSWA to draw a line in the sand and not associate with an organisation whose business is not compatible with restricting global warming to below 1.5 ˚C. Dumping Woodside, along with no future fossil fuel sponsorship, is the ethically and morally right thing to do for the surf lifesaving movement and the planet. For more details on how Woodside Energy is profiting from contributing to climate change, see assessment by Climate Action 100+: https://www.climateaction100.org/company/woodside-energy/
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  • Chevron Island's Local Community Pantry
    We need to be able to help and support our local community without them having to ask and beg for basic necessities such as food and toiletries. A little goes a long way.
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    Created by Anna P
  • Remove GST for electric vehicles.
    The fast we start using electric vehicles the faster we reduce emmissions.
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    Created by Lindsay Keay
  • Safe Streets to School in Canberra
    Children in the ACT deserve to safely walk or ride to school (or to public transport to get to school). Walking or riding to school improves children's fitness and independence. However, they are often driven over short distances to school because parents perceive that their child's journey to school is unsafe for part or the whole of the 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 under the Safe System approach used in Australia and the ACT. The Safe System approach is the basis for and at the heart of all ACT Government transport policy making and efforts to improve road safety and achieve Vision Zero for deaths and serious injuries on our roads. Why we need Safe Streets to School: - 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. Safe Streets to School will help: - achieve each of the four goals of the ACT Road Safety Strategy 2020-2025 - make Canberra a healthy, active and inclusive city, including being Australia’s most walkable city - the ACT reach its legislated target of zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, because it will help people if they feel safe enough to choose active travel and so reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport. Our children deserve the right to walk to school (or public transport to get to school), so they can have a healthy and safe future. We do not believe it is fair to wait for an accident to happen and our children to get injured or killed before they can walk or ride safely. Please make our streets to school safe now.
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  • URGENT Kabi dreaming site Djaki Kundu is being demolished NOW against First Nation Peoples' consent.
    Djaki Kundu (Rocky Ridge in English), also referred to as 'the Gympie Pyramid' is being destroyed as we speak, for a highway upgrade carried out by the Department of Transport and Main roads Queensland. Djaki Kundu is an ancient and sacred healing site, connected to the Seven Sisters dreaming song-lines and stories, and a place to commune with the Star Ancestors.  Djaki Kundu is situated in Bunya Country near Gympie, in what is now called Queensland, Australia.  Kabi Elders and guardians of the site have inherited a religious and spiritual Djakurpa tribal Law responsibility to protect the sacred site, which was built thousands of years ago by Kabi Ancestors. Kabi tribal Elders are distressed that Queensland government authorities are destroying the site and it's ancient sacred relics in order to upgrade a highway, despite the fact Australian Laws make it illegal to destroy 'Aboriginal cultural heritage' or 'Aboriginal relics'. Human rights abuse will not be tolerated of Kabi Country. Urgent action needs to be taken, COME TO GYMPIE and follow posts by Kabi dreaming on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Kabi.Dreaming/ SIGN PETITION and show your support by messaging Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD, QLD environment minister, governing authorities, offering legal assistance and sharing this breach of human rights in person and online.
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  • Education for Sustainability for All
    Forty years ago, the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) was formed to champion education reforms (Education for Sustainability is the latest term to describe that) focused on positively connecting students with nature, developing critical thinking and analytical skills and empowering them to help develop solutions to our human induced environmental problems. Now, we need an education revolution to save the planet. In Our campaign supports other international campaigns to develop grassroots support and on the ground efforts by students, educators, and civil society to demand national level commitments from Ministries of Education and Environment. Through this campaign, we will ensure that students in Australia and across the world benefit from high-quality education to develop into informed and engaged environmental stewards. AAEE believes that every school in the world must have compulsory, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong civic engagement component focused on achieving a sustainable society.
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  • Residents for Safe Streets to School: Shoalhaven
    The kids of Shoalhaven deserve to walk or ride to school safely just like we did growing up in Australia. 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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  • Stop Iron Gates! An unsuitable development for Evans Head
    G’day, I’m Ian Rankin, bringing you this petition on behalf of The Evans Head Residents for Sustainable Development Inc: A developer wants to profit from building a very large housing estate at a sensitive location on the Evans River Estuary. I am calling on like-minded residents and visitors to help protect Evans Head from this irresponsible development. My late Mum opposed a similar development at the same location in 1990’s. It is back again, with a new company name (GOLDCORAL Pty Ltd) but the same Director (Mr Graeme Ingles). I ask you to please sign this petition to help save our village. Evans Head is a tranquil coastal village, surrounded by National Parks and major Crown Land Reserves. It is a place that visitors love and outside of holiday times it has fewer than 3000 residents. It boasts wonderful natural landscapes, a safe, small-community atmosphere and a beautiful river. DA 2015/0096 seeks to build a satellite housing subdivision in a sensitive coastal environment which is a mix of native vegetation, wetlands and rainforest. There have been unsuccessful attempts to build a satellite housing development on the Evans River at this location since 1988. The Developer’s current company is using recently changed laws to try his luck again. He seeks to profit from a poorly designed, environmentally destructive, Gold Coast style housing project, which is completely unsuited to Evans Head. The Evans River, already under environmental pressure will suffer irreversible consequences if this development proceeds. There will be more pollution in the River. The beauty of the natural environment will be damaged. Endangered fish, habitat and fauna populations (including Koalas) will be threatened. NSW Fisheries advises there should be a 40 metre set back of housing from the River. The developer wants a 10 metre setback. The Iron Gates area is a precious and meaningful place of high cultural significance for traditional Bandjalang custodians and Aboriginal people of the wider Bundjalung Nation. It includes both ceremonial and massacre sites. The riverfront is subject to Federal Court Native Title Determinations recognising the rights of the Bandjalang people. The developer acknowledges the presence of middens within the project area. He has bulldozed sites of significance in the past. The Developer is currently relying on an inadequate consultation processes, to seek to silence the voices of the custodians of this land. Evans Head is very special. It truly is the ‘jewel’ of the Richmond Valley. If you enjoy fishing, kayaking, swimming, snorkelling or boating in our river, this could greatly impact you. Sign this petition to let the Northern Regional Planning Panel know that this development is unsuitable at this location. We would like to close the Iron Gates area to inappropriate development, once and for all. We wish to preserve the natural state of our river, protect our wildlife and respect the cultural heritage of the site. Thank you for your support, please sign the petition now and pass it on to others who have an interest in preserving this important site. Authorised by Evans Head Residents for Sustainable Development Inc. Inc No.: INC1401720 ABN: 26930583788. PO Box 19 EVANS HEAD NSW 2473
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  • Polling Booths for Roebourne WA
    The lack of having accessible polling booths in Roebourne works against locals, especially indigenous locals, from participating in all local, State and Federal elections.
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  • Safe Streets to school in the Inner West
    The council can make a big difference to support active travel. All students living and learning in the Inner West should be able to travel safely to and from school. The streets should encourage them to walk, ride, skate, and roll with friends, without fear of motorised vehicles. We should have the infrastructure and rules in place in the Inner West to ensure that all students can travel safely, have fun and be active, every day. Safe streets to school are better for kids, the community and the environment. 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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  • Net Zero Emissions for all new building developments now
    Australia’s track record of reducing global warming is lamentable. Governments now have a genuine opportunity to demonstrate, to the people and to the world, that they are serious. Mandating net zero homes could be easy win-win that will provide jobs, emission reduction as well as healthy, comfortable homes. Let’s stop the endless debating - the time for action is now. We have the opportunity, right now, to reduce Australia’s annual CO2 emissions by up to 20%. That is the amount our homes and the appliances in them contribute to global warming. They don’t need to. The National Construction Code, which sets the minimum standards for new homes in Australia, is under review. But the changes on the table are nowhere near tough enough. We have the know-how and the technologies to totally eliminate these emissions, at the same time providing jobs and comfortable, healthy homes that are cheap to run. The small additional construction costs will be recovered many times in close-to-zero energy costs and lower mortgage rates, not to mention higher resale values. So why don’t we do it? Under the current proposal, each new home will still be allowed to cause 5 tonnes of carbon emissions every year of its life. To recoup this, you’d have to plant 3000 new trees. Now multiply this with the annual construction of 144,000 homes (and rising). That’s 432 million trees this year alone. Let’s show the world we’re serious! The most recent report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows we can avoid climate catastrophe, but only through immediate, deep and sustained emissions reductions. We can do this easily and simply by changing our building code to mandate that new houses are built to be Net Zero. This is the most critical decade in the history of mankind. NOW is the time to mandate net zero emissions in our National Construction Code. We call on our State and territory governments to do the right thing for Australia and for future generations.
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  • Save the John Street Lidcombe Council Car Park
    The John Street Council Car Park is an important asset to our Community. Our small businesses rely on the Council Car Park for customer parking. Without easy access to parking customers don't stop and shop. Our Seniors and less Mobile Residents need the Car Park for access to Medical Appointments and the Chemist. Rapid expansion of High Rise Development in Lidcombe has increased our need for public car parking. John Street under normal conditions is congested and street parking is in greater demand. A reduction in train connections to neighboring suburbs encourages residents to drive and join the train in Lidcombe. Our Community can't rely on Developers to provide our infrastructure.
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