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Annastacia Palaszczuk

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Petitioning Annastacia Palaszczuk

Fix the Youth Justice System

The fatal car accident in Alexandra Hills on Tuesday 26 January, 2021 killing Kate Leadbetter, Matthew Field and their unborn son Miles could have been avoided if youth laws were tougher. Kate and Matthew were walking their much loved dogs on Tuesday afternoon when allegedly hit by a stolen Landcruiser, driven by a 17 year old. The youth justice system needs to be reviewed. Do we have sufficient  resources in the community for youths?   Do youths understand the support that is available to them? What process is in place to support or councell children living with parents or guardians who have committed crimes? There is a  lot of work undertaken to review and update existing systems and laws and implement changes.  We all recognise that more is needed to stop youth criminal activity and Government need to pass new laws. Penalties need to fit the crime. 17 year olds who committ heinous crimes ie rape, murder or continually break the law, to be tried in the adult court. Intervention for children living with adults who commit crimes, is never too early. By law, all stillbirths in Australia must be registered with Births, Deaths and Marriages in your State or Territory.  Why then, is an unborn baby not recognised as a human in our courts? Now is the time for Goverment to address the need for a new law to be passed, recognising unborn babies as human beings in the courts. Now is the time for change. Now is the time to introduce new laws. We are a community in mourning, angry, frustrated and confused as to why this tragedy has happened.   It is not only in the Redland City community, these senseless tragic accidents are happening across Australia and impacting on many family and friends. We need to be united and act now to help prevent other innocent families and friends enduring the heartache of senseless deaths. #KateMattyMiles  #EnoughIsEnough

Carol-Lee Gerada
86,827 supporters
Petitioning Queensland health department, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Dr. Jeanette Young


My name is Mark Kilian and both my wife Anneli and I arrived in Sydney from our home in Los Angeles early Tuesday morning hoping to say good bye to my father who has terminal pancreatic cancer.   We received permission to enter Australia from the Dept Of Home Affairs and a provisional quarantine exemption from NSW Health based on compassionate grounds. However QLD Health has rejected our quarantine exemption application multiple times. All we are hoping is to see my dad Frans before he passes and to say goodbye. Time is of the essence as he is not expected to last much more than a few days. He was rushed to Robina hospital late Tuesday afternoon as his condition became critical after hearing that we would not be able to come and see him. My Mother who is 91 requires 24/7 care and although she has a wonderful carer, who along with my family has been wonderful and supportive, it has still been challenging since Dad's condition rendered him unable to care for her.  We have a charter flight booked and paid for ready to fly us to the Gold Coast airport at any moment and escort us door to door to see my Dad. This was the prerequisite from NSW Health for granting us the provisional travel exemption. We are both fully vaccinated since April, me with Pfizer and my wife with Moderna and we have negative covid tests from our departure in Los Angeles as well as negative results from the swabs done at our arrival at Sydney Airport.  My Dad's doctor emphasized in an appeal letter to QLD Health that we present a minimal health risk to the people of Queensland, and the Department Of Home Affairs determined that 'the circumstances outweigh the risk to the Australian community.' We are also supported by the United States consulate which in an appeal to QLD Health stated that 'we urge the Queensland government to also balance the compelling compassionate circumstances of this dying Australian citizen and his family against the extremely low risk to community public health.' We are appealing to QLD Health to grant us the quarantine exemption based on compassionate grounds to have the opportunity of saying goodbye to my dying Father and to be able to be there to care for my Mother.  Please help us, Mark and Anneli

Mark Kilian
55,683 supporters
Petitioning Annastacia Palaszczuk, Queensland Government, Australian federal government, Annastacia Palaszczuk, PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA, Scott Morrison, Minister Grace Grace


The return to school date was delayed two weeks from 21st of January to the 7th of February for all Queensland children under the guise that they wanted to give parents and children enough time to be vaccinated before returning to school, however, there are still 8,000 teachers in Queensland who refuse to roll up their sleeves irrespective of the threats by the QLD education minister, Grace Grace, that they are to be sacked if they aren't to meet the mandate deadline.  This petition is to express national disgust in the Australian Federal Government, Education Minister Grace Grace and QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.   We, the citizens of Queensland, request that the government review their policies and allow all teachers, especially those who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated be return to work immediately with no exemptions. We request that Annastacia Palaszczuk and Grace Grace stop delaying, impeding and interfering with our children's education using such coercion and abuse of power.   These teachers are the guidelines of our future. They are the motivation and the wisdom that will grow the next generation of Australians.  We, the Queensland population, are unsure how you, Annastacia Palaszczuk and you, Grace Grace, such highly educated people have have forgotten the importance and the role that educators have played in your lives, for you to just cast them aside now. These women and men are not disposable, and we are disgraced that you would treat them as such, instead of choosing to implement policies to protect them, and thus protect our children's education. Finally, this petition is to express total support of the Teachers Professional Association of Queensland in their support and protection of those teachers who have chosen not to vaccinate. We agree with your statement that unvaccinated teachers are able to continue to work effectively from the classroom and that no one should be punished for their decisions to exercise their right to body autonomy. Please hold tight in your fight against this corrupt government and know that us Queenslanders, the mothers and fathers of the children you teach, we value you, and we are standing right behind you in complete unity. Thank you for all you do.  (Note: Please do not donate money to this petition. Instead, share it in whatever capacity you can. Thank you.)

Rhiannon Mitchell
32,588 supporters
Petitioning Annastacia Palaszczuk

The Youth Justice System is failing Queensland! Trial these kids as adults!!!

The murder of parents-to-be Matty Field and Kate Leadbetter at Alexandra Hills on 26th January, by a 17 year old male who was erratically driving a stolen Landcruiser has our entire nation in shock. Even more so when it is revealed the 17 year old was already out on bail for UPWARDS OF 50 OTHER CRIMINAL CHARGES!! Queensland Police go on to confirm that this murderer will be facing the “Children’s Court” the following day. Apart from his age - how on earth does this disgrace of a human deserve to have the same privileges and protection as that given to a child? Is this vial person going to know better in a few months when he turns 18? Unlikely.  We purchased our latest home 10 months ago and in that time we have had our house and cars burgled 3 times. All 3 times by “children” aged between 14-17 years old. Barely a weekend goes by these so-called “children” haven’t stolen - or attempted to steal - property or vehicles from our area. We, as a community, work together to gather CCTV footage for the police (who truly do an awesome job at trying to track down these criminals), but once they are put in front of the Magistrate, they get a slap on the wrist and sent back out into the community like nothing has happened! Something needs to change! If these “kids” are old enough to commit adult crimes, they are old enough to do adult time. If the 17 year old MAN who killed these two beautiful people in Alexandra Hills had been trialled the same as any other adult for his previous 50 offences, there is no way he would’ve been on the roads yesterday and these two innocent people and their unborn child would still be here today. ITS TIME WE PUT OUR FOOT DOWN AS A COMMUNITY AND DEMAND CHANGE!! The 17 year old has been remanded in custody to reappear via video link March 24 so we still have time for the community to put pressure on the State Government so change happens!!!

Melinda Philp
24,415 supporters