• Petitioned Aidan McLindon

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Qld Leader of Katter's Australian Party
Aidan McLindon
Premier of Qld
Premier Campbell Newman
Qld Attorney General
Jarrod Bleijie
Leader of the Qld Liberal National Party
Campbell Newman
Leader of the Qld Liberal National Party
Campbell Newman
Qld Leader of Katter's Australian Party
Aidan McLindon

Please do not repeal the Qld Civil Partnership Act.

    1. Phil Browne
    2. Petition by

      Phil Browne

      Teneriffe, Australia

On the 30th November 2011, Queensland Parliament passed the Civil Partnership Bill to provide legal protection and social recognition to couples who either can not or do not wish to marry.
The Qld Deputy Premier explains this here http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=W52vy7xy3KQ

Early in 2012, this Bill will become law as the Qld Civil Partnerships Act and will provide legal protection and social recognition far greater than is currently granted to couples under de facto status.

Queensland Liberal National Party (LNP) Leader Campbell Newman has said he will repeal the Civil Partnerships Act if he becomes Qld Premier after the state election in early 2012.

On 20 December 2011, Qld Independent MP Rob Messenger released his CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS REPEAL BILL 2012, which he says he will use to repeal Civil Unions. http://www.robmessenger.com/civil-partnerships-repeal-bill-2012

On 9 February 2012, Katter’s Australian Party Queensland state Leader Aidan McLindon, announced the Australian Party will repeal Civil Unions.


Mr Newman,  Mr Messenger and Mr McLindon,  please do not repeal this legislation:

1. The Civil Partnerships Bill was passed by democratic process and therefore should remain.
2. Civil Partnerships will bring legal certainty to both opposite-sex and same-sex couples on issues including next of kin status, hospital visitation rights, consenting for emergency medical procedures for next of kin, consenting for medical procedures for next of kin's children.
3. Civil Partnerships will allow the couple and their families and friends, an officially recognised ceremony, not provided to de facto couples.
4. Couples in de facto relationships are not currently provided this degree of legal recognition and protection.
5. By providing improved legal and social recognition, this will positively impact the health and well-being of couples entering a Civil Partnership.
6. This is a human rights and equality issue.
7. This brings Qld into line with Tasmania, Victoria, NSW and ACT who already have civil unions.
8. The LNP was opposed to the Bill on the grounds that it was a distraction from the real business of government. If they believe this, then it is even more of a distraction to repeal it.
9. No one has stepped forward to show that they, or their relationships/marriages, have been harmed since the passage of the Civil Partnerships Bill.
10. This is not a religious issue as churches are under no obligation to perform or recognise civil partnerships.
11. It would demonstrate extreme insensitivity and be inhumane to take away legislation that was introduced to protect people.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. LNP announcement imminent - Contact the LNP NOW

      Phil Browne
      Petition Organizer

      A decision on whether to repeal Qld Civil Unions is due within weeks, possibly this month.

      NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION - THEN GET ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO TAKE ACTION.

      1. RING OR E-MAIL:
      - Premier Newman, 07 3224 4500, [email protected]
      - Attorney General Jarrod Bleijie, 07 3247 9068, [email protected]

      2. RING YOUR LOCAL MP IF LNP
      http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/members/current/list

      3. If on Twitter - please Tweet the below:

      @JarrodBleijieMP @justiceQLD @theqldpremier RETAIN #CivilUnions & train Notaries to perform ceremonies http://gaynewsnetwork.com.au/news/northern-territory/6341-queensland-s-civil-unions-under-threat.html Respect 4 All RT

      @JarrodBleijieMP @justiceQLD @theqldpremier DON'T make Qld a TWO CLASS Society with "Us" & then #Gays as "These People" http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/bleijie-lea

      Media report here http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8465414/qld-civil-unions-decision-due-soon-govt

    3. Reached 2,500 signatures
    4. Katter's Australian Party joins LNP & Messenger in saying they will Repeal

      Phil Browne
      Petition Organizer

      A further Media Release has generated more news articles.

      QUEENSLAND VOTERS SIGN PETITION TELLING POLITICIANS "DON'T REPEAL OUR CIVIL UNIONS"
      MONDAY 13 FEB 2012

      "Voters signing the www.change.org petition are sending a clear message that they want Civil Unions, and the LNP, Australian Party, and Rob Messenger MP are out of touch with community expectations.

      Failing to support the introduction of legislation is one thing, but actually removing legislation designed to protect people, is stooping to a whole new low. These politicians are mean-spirited, cruel and inhumane to want to take away civil rights introduced by democratic process, including granting of Next of Kin status, and being able to give consent for medical procedures on a life-partner in emergency circumstances.

      These out of touch politicians are an embarrassment for showing the world that Queensland is a backward place that does not value all citizens equally."

      See Full Media Release here http://tinyurl.com/7m6bxvf

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. This petition to save Qld Civil Unions gets media attention

      Phil Browne
      Petition Organizer

      I have taken this petition to the media (see link below)
      Thanks for signing the petition.
      Please encourage everyone you know to also sign the petition, because I will take it to the media again once we have more signatures, especially as the time approaches when a Bill is put forward to REPEAL.

    7. Reached 750 signatures
    8. Further effort to REPEAL Qld Civil Unions!!!

      Phil Browne
      Petition Organizer

      20 December 2011
      Qld Independent MP Rob Messenger today revealed his CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS REPEAL BILL 2012.
      See the link in blue below, plus also see http://www.robmessenger.com/civil-partnerships-repeal-bill-2012

      We need to show the strong support to retain the Civil Partnerships Act.
      PLEASE SHARE THIS PETITION WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

    9. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Teri Rowe BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      For same sex couples that deserve equality and because this is an abuse of political power to support a particularly narrow ideology. Adoption should also be fully legalized for gay couples in Queensland. This is nothing but bigotry.

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    • Kathy Hardy WEST END, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      The new policies to repeal civil union legislation are outrageous...a backwards step for Queensland.

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    • Chalini Dahanayake BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Unfortunately, the people who make the decisions in this country are too proud and too afraid of change. Why don't we all just go back to racial and sexual segregation and then start handing out free guns?? Our leaders need to grow up in sync with the rest of the world and start leading our nation properly - it's 2012 people, give me a break!

      As a note: I'm straight and I don't see what the big deal is. It won't stop people from being together or 'snap' them out of being gay. Absolutely ridiculous...

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    • Denice Naumann BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      All couples who declare themselves as a partnership, whether they have signed papers or not, have the right to be upheld as a legal couple. No government has the right to take this away.

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    • yvette hubbert BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I hope my signature can help, everyone deserves to be loved

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