Reinstate the Deadly Awards in memory of Founder Gavin Jones.
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Tony Abbott
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Opposition Leader
Bill Shorten
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Shayne Neumann
Australian Greens
Adam Bandt
Australian Labor Party
Anthony Albanese
Foreign minister
Julie Bishop
Minster for Health, Minister for Sport
Peter Dutton
Andrew Leigh
Leader of the House, Minister for Education
Christopher Pyne
Warren Snowden
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Malcolm Turnbull

Reinstate the Deadly Awards in memory of Founder Gavin Jones.

    1. Betty Adams
    2. Petition by

      Betty Adams

      Canberra, Australia

Gavin Jones created the Deadly Awards 20 years ago. It has brought together community members and celebrities from all over Australia and the World to celebrate in our Aboriginal and Islander culture and talent. It's a time of year when we as Indigenous people come together to say 'Hey, look at us! We're just as Deadly as you mob!' To showcase our art, singing, sport, community and our people. Please reinstate the funding for the 2014 Deadly Awards, even if it's the final one... So we can say a big thank you to Gavin for all the amazing years and a goodbye to an event that we all hold dear to our hearts. 

Recent signatures


    1. Keep sharing and supporting

      Betty Adams
      Petition Organizer

      There's been a lot of talk in the media about the Deadly Awards, most recently with Senator Nova Peris talking about them on Q&A last week.

      Lets keep this story alive and keep sharing it around with all the people you know.

      Some of you also may have already pledged your support for the kickstarter - and for that I say thank you!

      If you haven't yet, please do, even one dollar makes a difference!

      Again, thank you, and #SaveTheDeadlys can be posted on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, to show your continued support. Share pictures and your stories about your experiences at or about the Deadly Awards.

    2. Reached 25,000 signatures
    3. Donate now!

      Betty Adams
      Petition Organizer
      Fund a new Deadly awards!

      Arika Errington is raising funds for Fund a new Deadly awards! on Kickstarter! The Deadly awards are an institution! Please support the 20th Deadly awards in honour of all the people who made it what it is today

    4. Reached 17,500 signatures
    5. Facebook group created to #SaveTheDeadlys

      Betty Adams
      Petition Organizer

      Join the facebook group to be kept up to date with the latest news

    6. Kickstart Project

      Betty Adams
      Petition Organizer

      With all this support I put into action a kick start project to get some donations to give to Vibe Australia to be able to hold the Deadly Awards 2014 in honour of Gavin. Will keep you all updated so you can share and donate - Every little dollar helps!

    7. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 24 days ago

      The Deadly's showcase our talent and gives our kids something to aspire to. Positive Aboriginal news opposed to one-eyed stories!!!

      • 24 days ago

      The Deadlys Awards are a part of our Culture, Spirituality, Soul, Heritage, who we are, a celebration of our people, what we live for, be proud of our selves, family, gives us meaning to live for, respect, dignity, self respect, etc. We all love the Deadlys and want them to here forever.

    • marianne nicol AUSTRALIA
      • 30 days ago

      Gavin Jones worked tirelessly to encourage the positive side of Indigenous People. They are continually victimised and put down by our society in Australia, as a Government decision this is a disgrace to have taken away funding without any thought to the implications .

    • Extremely Socialist ANTARCTICA
      • about 1 month ago

      As the Deadly awards help showcase native Australian art/culture/talent/etc.

    • Maia South CAYCE, SC
      • about 1 month ago



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