• Footpaths for Point St, Bulli
    Many residents, including small children in prams with their mothers, elderly and other residents use point street to walk to the beach, residential or other business destinations in the area but cannot do so in safety. People have been nearly hit by cars, fallen off the hilly grass areas and generally have felt unsafe as the new configuration does not slow down traffic. Despite being spoken to about this the wishes of the residents were ignored. Instead of providing the footpaths in consultation with the community, the council placed roundabouts that clearly do not stop traffic or make Point St Safer.
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    Created by Nick Brusic
  • Boycott Byron Baes Netflix Series by Refusing to Grant Filming Permits
    We, the community of Byron, Ballina, Tweed, and Lismore Shires are not the perfect backdrop for this series. We are a community experiencing significant challenges driven by influencer culture and rapidly shifting demographics of residents. We do not want to be cast as the perfect backdrop and magnet for social media influencers. We do not want to appear in 'Byron Baes'. Rather than using our region as a reality show punch line we want our Local, State and Federal government representatives and relevant regulatory authorities to focus on supporting our community to address systemic issues of housing affordability, coastal erosion, increasing unemployment, traffic management challenges, low high school completion rates and high levels of gendered and domestic violence. We want our voice to be heard and we do not want to deal with the fallout of being showcased on a global stage in a way that can only harm our local environment and community. No permit = no location filming. No location filming featuring our exploited paradise = no series.
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    Created by Tess Hall
  • No Toxic Soil - Sunbury and Bulla
    Up to 3 million cubic metres of highly toxic spoil will be generated from the West Gate Tunnel Project, with the West Gate Tunnel Authority admitting that it is contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and asbestos at varying levels. Transportation is through the town of Bulla and over the historic bluestone bridge built in 1869. The Hi-Quality Eco-Hub landfill is located across the road from the Villawood Properties residential land and is 1.5 kilometres from developed areas of Sunbury, home to 40,000 residents and another 19,000 dwellings which have been approved. The facility borders Emu Creek, which feeds the Maribyrnong River system. It is also home to the growling grass frog endangered species. The state-wide risks of potential cross contamination with the nearby Veolia organic waste facility that services horticulture and viticulture industries across Victoria and a large network of farmers producing our everyday food, is too great of a risk and there could be unknown and unacceptable community health impacts for generations to come.
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    Created by Chris O'Neill
  • Stop Mark Latham's Anti-Trans Education Bill!
    Young transgender people face enough hardship without the attacks of transphobic politicians. More than half of non-binary and transgender youth have considered suicide, according to studies [1] - and that's why it's vital that we ensure this harmful bill is voted down. The Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020 would "prohibit schools, teachers, and training courses from teaching gender fluidity", which the bill defines as “a belief there is a difference between biological sex and human gender and that human gender is socially constructed.” This means that a teacher or counsellor would be sacked and disaccredited if they: a) used a students' preferred pronouns b) mentioned transgender issues in the classroom c) opposed transphobic bullying in the playground d) did not hide that they themselves were transgender Although Mark Latham may seem like a fringe crackpot, he is a powerful figure in state politics. Latham's anti-trans bill now has the open and uncritical support of the NSW Liberal parliamentary secretary for education. [2] In December 2020, he got his way with a "clean out" of 42,000 professional development courses for teachers based on whether they taught gender and sexuality content. [3] A second bill by Latham, which acts as a state version of the federal government's proposed "Religious Freedoms" bill, would give bigots in public positions immunity from consequences of spouting their anti-LGBTI, anti-abortion and anti-women bigotry. This bill has been supported by 11 of 14 members of a parliamentary committee, including 3 out of 4 ALP members on the body. [4] All of this shows that this is not a matter of letting the politicians stop him. If we do not challenge Latham publicly, his bills will only appear more and more safe for other MPs - especially the huge Liberal majority - to entertain them, and eventually pass them either in part or in whole. The community must come out publicly and in large numbers to defeat this bill, and put pressure on all politicians to back down from his discriminatory legislation. References: [1] https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnstaceyennis/2020/07/15/largest-survey-of-transgender-and-nonbinary-youth-says-more-than-half-seriously-considered-suicide/?sh=2444b33f3404 [2] https://alastairlawrie.net/2021/03/11/nsw-liberal-parliamentary-secretary-for-education-supports-bill-to-erase-trans-kids/ [3] https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/20/is-mark-latham-running-education-policy-in-nsw-no-but-the-direction-is-concerning [4] https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/shield-not-a-sword-committee-backs-new-religious-freedom-laws-20210331-p57fni.html
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    Created by Community Action for Rainbow Rights
  • 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
  • Fixed date Federal elections
    Elections are our right, and the date of them should not be a discretionary strategy tool of the sitting government. Picking and choosing an election date diminishes our elections, and diminishes our democracy.
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    Created by Col Finnie
  • RESPECT@Work
    It is time to make changes to improve Australia in regard to sexual harassment. We have paid for an inquiry that has recommended a new approach for government, employers and the community to improve our response and prevent sexual harassment. This report was tabled in parliament in March last year. After over a year the government has agreed or noted all the recommendations but will implement only some. This falls short of the legislative changes needed. We call on the government to implement all 55 recommendations from the Respect@Work report.
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    Created by Karen Redhead
  • 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
  • Save The Entrance Library and Council Services
    The Library is a community literacy service, a meeting place, a technology hub and a support to education.  The Library also provides Council Services on site: payment for rates water and sewerage services; animal registrations; internet and computer access for those who don’t have such luxury at home; viewing of Council plans and policies; lodging a general inquiry to Council; and book clubs, knitting groups and mindfulness groups. Please sign and share this petition! The Entrance community deserves a Library and Council Services venue. You can also show your support of The Entrance library by making sure you pop in and borrow the twenty items permitted, or making a Council request using the Council Services.
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    Created by Jacqueline Austin
  • Immediately Boot Andrew Laming to the Crossbench
    Andrew Laming has admitted to the accusations levelled against him in regard to his treatment of women, taking inappropriate photographs and stalking. This type of behaviour is totally unacceptable, not only of people in general, but more so from the people who sit in our parliament and other elected places. The only reason that can be attributed to his remaining in the Liberal party is fear on the part of the government that they may lose power. This is about ethics and standards of behaviour which cannot be tolerated. This is an opportunity for the Prime Minister and to show leadership and send a clear message this behaviour is not acceptable in the Liberal Party. They set an exceptionally poor example to society as a whole as to what is acceptable. The standard you walk past is the one you are prepared to accept. Let us not walk past this one.
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    Created by Ric Raftis
  • Wills Wants Assange Home
    Julian Assange is an Australian citizen who has committed no crime. He is suffering physically and mentally in prison for performing a public service. There is so much at stake here, our right to know about crimes committed by our governments, a free press, as well as a gross violation of this Australian citizens rights. Wills want our MP to help free him so he can come home to his family.
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    Created by Louisa Allan
  • Keep Ballymore Green - Stop a major commercial development in our backyard
    QRU has a substantial proposal before the government to create a commercial precinct at Ballymore, in Herston, Brisbane. Formal consultation on the application closed 31 March 2021 but all signatures up until mid April 2021 will be forwarded to the Deputy Premier. A small part of the project (<10%) is for a National Rugby Training Centre, which is not of concern. This includes improvements to playing fields and internal circulation. What is of major concern are 7 buildings up to 5 storeys high, providing 33,800sqm of commercial offices (not shops or cafes). These buildings will: • change the character of the neighbourhood (5 storeys along main park frontage); • use most of the existing open space; • remove substantial vegetation; • cause traffic in local streets (bigger than two Newmarket Shopping Centres); and • create significant on-street parking in local streets (because on-site parking is sought to be relaxed by 893 spaces). This is a poor project and bad precedent for community open space. Please help us to stop this harmful proposal. Please share this petition with your local community. To see the proposal: https://planning.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/planning/better-development/infrastructure-designations?source=consultations&noScroll=true&id=52e80d97-7160-eb11-a99d-000d3ad10aaf
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    Created by Marian Wheeler