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Gabrielle Upton MP

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Petitioning Lloyd Babb SC

Ask NSW ODPP to justify why two men are avoiding prosecution for rape and death of woman

The NSW Director of the ODPP (Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions), Lloyd Babb has seen fit not to prosecute two men who, it is alleged, raped and murdered a mother of seven on a Northern NSW beach in January, 2011. It is reported here on that "Adrian Attwater, 42, and Paul Maris, 46, both admitted to having sex with a woman, only identified as Norma, on a beach on the NSW north coast on January 27, 2011 but claimed it was consensual, The Daily Telegraph reports. After the encounter in the back of a vehicle on a beach near Iluka the men burned a blood-soaked mattress and some of the 33-year-old woman's clothes before seeking help. A forensic pathologist who examined Norma said the injuries she sustained "were more severe than those which occur in even precipitous childbirth". It was also reported in the same article that "Following a 2014 inquest State Coroner Michael Barnes referred the men to the DPP but the DPP's director Lloyd Babb has refused to charge them. The inquest found that both men had lied about what had occurred on the evening of Norma's death and with a blood alcohol level of 0.35, she would have been too drunk to consent to sex." If Norma was too drunk to consent to sex, that is rape. Norma was left bleeding and died from her injuries. If someone dies from the result of injuries sustained during rape wouldn't you class that as murder, or at the very least, manslaughter?  Please sign this petition to let Director Lloyd Babb know that the public doesn't support his decision and wants these two men prosecuted and held responsible for their actions. Read more at  

Carolyn Priest
68,578 supporters
Petitioning Gladys Berejiklian

Ban advertising on the Sydney Opera House

The NSW State Government has decided that the side of the iconic and world-famous architectural gem, the Sydney Opera House, will be emblazoned with promotional material for the upcoming Everest horse race. Despite the stance of the Opera House’s CEO against certain aspects of that marketing, it seems that a bit of berating by broadcaster Alan Jones has forced the Premier’s hand in instructing that the name of the race, but not the names of horses, will be illuminated on the Opera House. Is this what we want our landmarks to become? Billboards for horse races or whatever else sounds like a good idea at the time? I urge you to sign this petition if you are against this type of abuse of public landmarks. Let’s get to 10,000 signatures. The various MPs that are across this have all been included as recipients of your email so you will be able to make your signature felt at the right level. Thanks,   James

James Garrett
56,826 supporters
Petitioning The Hon Melissa Price MP, Gabrielle Upton MP, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation Ltd, Starbucks, McDonalds, 7-Eleven

Warnings on takeaway coffee cups

Over a billion single-use coffee cups end up in landfill each year in Australia and most of the cups that don’t make it into landfill, end up in our environment. Landfill’s greenhouse gases are one of the major factors for climate change and global warming. Coffee cups which don’t make it to landfill end up in our oceans, killing fragile marine life like turtles, dolphins and even whales -- washing up on shore dead with stomachs full of plastic waste. Our waste situation is in crisis and if we don’t do anything about it, it’s only going to get worse. The trouble is that most coffee cups are not recyclable due to a plastic waterproof lining and there is mass confusion about what to do with them. The first option is to avoid this altogether by bringing our own keep cups. Many cafes have signed up to offering a discount if you bring your own cup. But take away coffee cups (and other single-use cups) still persist everywhere. We need clear warnings on these 'so-called' disposable cups. Warning of the danger to the environment, like you see on cigarette packets about cigarettes endangering our health. Warnings on cigarette packaging have worked very well in reducing the rate of smoking which is not considered cool any more. We need the same for takeaway coffee cups. Please, let's have appropriate labelling on takeaway coffee cups now, to inform our behaviour before it’s too late!

Anna Warren
52,786 supporters
Petitioning Mike Baird

NSW Premier: my 9 year old daughter was raped and killed – don't allow her murderer insulting new privileges

My name is Christine Simpson. My 9 year old daughter Ebony was walking home from her school bus when a cowardly paedophile named Andrew Garforth abducted, raped, bound her arms and legs and threw her into a dam. The Supreme Court sentenced this monster to life in prison. That was 23 years ago – but now it's come to my attention that his status has been 'downgraded' to a medium security prisoner, getting new privileges like doing woodwork courses and get a job in prison. Few people understand the pain of losing a child especially not in the circumstances of how we lost Ebony. As a parent, you NEVER get over it. The only solace we take is hoping that Andrew Garforth is living in a worse hell than the one he created for us. The thought that he can do courses or get a job is offensive to us as well as to the millions of Australians who expect more from our justice system. Please sign my petition to Premier Mike Baird. He has the power to intervene and reverse this decision – to give my family some peace and ensure the justice system doesn't allow rapist, killers like Andrew Garforth insulting new privileges. Yours faithfully Christine Simpson

Christine Simpson
34,307 supporters
Petitioning Gabrielle Upton, Hon Mike Baird

Justice for Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson

On the 12th December 2016 the Court of  Criminal Appeal NSW demonstrated just how eerily out of touch they are with the community when reducing the sentence of Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson’s killer to a mere 15 years. Please show your support by signing this petition and help undo this gross miscarriage of justice. We appreciate everyone’s support.

Alana Anderson
31,222 supporters
Petitioning Josh Frydenberg, Gabrielle Upton MP

Stop Australian supermarkets repackaging fruit and veg

Overwhelmed by a sea of plastic? Want to do something about it? In all the supermarkets in Australia and some independent greengrocers we often see fruit and vegetables sold packaged in plastic bags. The same retailers will sell the particular fruit or vegetable both in pre-packed and loose form, which leads one to believe that the pre-packed version is simply offered for convenience or to maximise profits. However when one considers the huge amount of plastic that is used for making this packaging it wouldn't be hard to believe that the damage to the environment would be the same or even more than that which plastic carrier bags cause. There is not reason why fruit and vegetables(with very rare exceptions) can't be sold in their natural form by weight. Furthermore the supermarkets can replace the small clear plastic bags that they place on the fruit and vegetable aisles with brown paper ones (same as those that they offer for buying mushrooms). Soft fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes and blueberries can also be sold in rugged cardboard punnets instead of plastic ones. Cardboard punnets are made of recycled paper and cardboard and they can be recycled again and they are biodegradable. Furthermore, cardboard does not contain any BPA or similar chemicals which are present in plastic packaging and which can leach into our food and end up in our bodies. We have the power to stop retailers from offering fruit and vegetables pre-packed in plastic packaging which is not necessary and causes pollution. Let's do this. 

Gretchen Miller
24,295 supporters
Petitioning Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

SAVE AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS/MARINE LIFE IN DANGER. Revise harmful Invasive Animal Legislations

  To the Australian Politicians, Main Issue 1 a Your Environmental control systems are fragmented. See the big picture and have you ever witnessed so many animals get killed all over this country Australia! by Invasive Animals Australia. Is it not obvious that each territory is running a killing havoc with our precious animals and marine life.Its completely unnecessary and abnormal in forms of addressing these issues for farmers and their natural surroundings. Farmers can capture these animals in more humane ways, using traps then rangers taking these animals to zoos and sanctuaries, animal carers & WIRES. Main Issue 1 b. Can you please tidy up a reckless situation which includes MP Barnaby Joyce in the National Party for Australian Agriculture, (current update in December 2017...MP Barnaby is no longer in charge of the agriculture & water portfolio. Current update Feb 2018: Joyce have finally resigned to the back bench), KIAA. Kangaroo Industry, Primary Industry, Shooters Party, NPWS, NPWS rangers and shooters, OEH, Bio security legislations and Invasive animal legislation involving animal cruelty Marine life cruelty, Australians like their animals and marine life.These people have use excuses to protect farmers, but in reality, they are killing for a meat industry, skin sports industry. What is this NSW Environment, climate change & water ?, what is this National Parks? your 'Handbook for Kangaroo Harvesters'. (YourHandbook for Kangaroo Harvesters - · PDF file)4 Handbook for Kangaroo Harvesters Introduction DECCW has prepared this handbook to help kangaroo harvesters meet the NSW Government’s requirements Primary Industry cannot label all these animals as invasive species then use that as an excuse to market their dead meat for selling commercially. How dare your government mass murder our Native kangaroo species to grind into PET FOODS, fox baits, wild dog baits, export human consumption to 70 countries. This is downright wrong, its virtually stealing and robbing our wildlife native animals that belong to this COUNTRY ' AUSTRALIA'. These animals do not belong to politicians, or shooters, or pet food suppliers! Absolutely NOT! and this True Native Kangaroo Wildlife is not for export for 70 countries on your target list including Russia, Korea, China, USA, human consumption, skins for sporting accessories, you virtually stole WILDLIFE, you downgraded these special animals so you can treat them as invasive! then KILL! PROFIT. March 3rd 2018 update: Primary Industry and OEH under Liberal Party continues their slaughter on Kangaroos in NSW using excuses of drought. Meanwhile they are intentionally increasing the kangaroo industry targets.  May 2018 update: ACT Labour Party and Greens Party continue their slaughter on ACT Kangaroos increasing another 1000 from last year. Ring your local Labour MP's and Greens MP's complain how tragically ruthless they are exploiting your Tax payer funds. Hired Shooters can get paid huge sums of TAX PAYER FUNDS per DEAD KANGAROO! Its about MONEY!! and interconnected with people that approve the violence!  Main Issue 1c. Have politicians tried to listen to comments made by Australians & an international community about animal cruelty. Politicians were voted in to represent all, not just Primary Industry, Bio-security and Invasive Animals Australia, using unending excuses to slaughter our animals. The Greens Party and National Parks NPWS, have also used unending excuses for vegetation damage and labelled all these animals including Brumbies (wild horses) FERAL! taking advantage of government grants/funding to eradicate Australian animals. This is so corrupt it needs an internal review. It was these same groups that oppose hunting when previous NSW Liberal Premier Barry O'Ferral reversed the conservation policies to allow hunting inside National Parks and Conservation Parks, Weirdly these groups have since joined INVASIVE ANIMALS AUSTRALIA to eradicate most of the animals by NPWS rangers and shooters. ALL EXTREMELY HYPOCRITICAL! Game hunting inside National Parks should be banned. As well as pouring poisonous chemicals into rivers!. Do you understand how bad the government has behaved by allowing mining in the nearby reefs! Knowing the Great Barrier corals are dying and climate change action is needed.The Governments supporting this mine reflects how desperate politicians are to cash in and prepared to destroy Australia's most famous REEF! Affecting tourism and marine life! As much as you use tax payer funds to do your government jobs, there are many more ways to resolve this form of culling other then downright murdering our animals, birdlife and murdering our marine life. 1. Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), also known as rabbit calicivirus disease (RCD) or viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD), is a highly infectious and often fatal disease that affects wild and domestic rabbits of the species Oryctolagus cuniculus. The infectious agent responsible for the disease is rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), or rabbit calicivirus (RCV), genus Lagovirus of the family Caliciviridae. Do you accept there will be lawsuits should pet rabbits die from politicians delegating to bio-security for allowing these viral disease to be spread by mosquitoes, fleas, flies? Our cities do not need these viruses RHDVK5, contain it in your farms! Provide an adequate vaccine by vets for the defence of these human spread viruses now. 2. Snowy Mountain Brumbies, How many horses are slaughtered! Why is the entire control especially Primary Industry NSW run by the Shooters Party? Their scientists are all game hunters! There is no fair votes inside these organizations! Hundreds of wild horses slaughtered in abattoirs! Shame again on Invasive Animals Australia, for passing policies that allow them to label wild brumbies as pests!. Have you politicians wondered it could be more financially viable to build dams or ponds for these Brumbies to drink water from, There are endless reserves to relocate these Brumbies. Public land belongs to all taxpayers! Public land is not owned by politicians! Update: March 2018, Hundreds of Brumbies in Victoria are in danger of being culled soon. Please ring your Labour Party MP's to stop this cruelty and please re home ASAP! Update: May 21st 2018, Snowy Mountain Brumbies will be saved by NSW Liberal Government.You can read updates on latest news. Australian regional landholders with adequate fencing can seriously help adopt Brumbies Australia wide. Information is provided here how to adopt your Brumbies The Australian Brumby Alliance has registered members country wide that are volunteer groups rehoming these beautiful animals. Save a brumby, adopt a brumby, sponsor a brumby 3. How many Koalas are still being culled, (they culled over 900 Koalas in Victoria under Liberals, now under Labour, they stated they would continue to cull). Have they planted more eucalyptus trees to feed the Koala population? Reference to Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Currently approved in NSW, Why are you politicians from NSW Liberal party allowing the Koala Habitat clearance to make way for the NSW RMS project when there were alternate routes?. Currently approved in NSW, why are you Liberal politicians allowing the logging in Port Macquarie?. You are harming most Koalas inside these habitats. Currently there is an emergency volunteer Koala hospital and a volunteer Koala Ambulance in Port Macquarie from the destruction and harm. 4.  Is Eco tourism important to politicians?,  Australian Primary Industry is now making Australia FAMOUS for SLAUGHTERING AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS, MARINE LIFE, BIRDLIFE.  Read the petition comments from a world wide audience please. Your Environmental policies which labelled most animals feral, invasive, pests is wiping out this sector. Governments policies are not only harmful, many Territory and State government policies in this category are damaging to the extremes. Governments are ever changing and each will alter policies and whilst in government, why not make a difference to a healthy environment! History will always be around to remind. What is the responsibility/role of an 'Environment Minister' and 'Tourism Minister'?  Some Australian MP's are given two, three portfolios with conflicting cases which has become counter productive in its planning. (Example: Environment & Energy, Tourism and Trade, Environment, Planning, gaming). Q. What is eco tourism? A. Tourism directed towards exotic natural environments, intended to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife. Encouraging these activities does provide endless jobs for the communities. (Wildlife Science graduates coordinating research programs, wildlife educational activities for visitors and school children, the list is endless). 5. Should Australia be well known for slaughtering animals, birdlife and marine life? Animals/marine life/birdlife are part and parcel to our environment. 6. Australia has endless raging bushfires yearly during the summers, these native animals they label PESTS to be slaughtered inside our National parks using excuses for vegetation damage is false! The raging bushfires are from overgrown vegetation and these animals help trim the overgrown vegetation. Its time you politicians see the advantages of having animals inside National Parks and conservation Parks. Stop labelling animals PESTS so your partner political parties have access to shoot them dead! or poison them DEAD! 7. The Great Barrier Reef is Australia's most important natural asset and you all turned a blind eye to the problems facing this asset. Instead of saving it, you allow mining in this nearby reef. EVERYONE KNOWS THIS IS A SADISTIC INHUMANE CRUEL ACT OF IGNORANCE! THE GREEDY POLITICIANS QLD LABOUR PARTY NEED TO RISE ABOVE YOUR ILL MISTAKES AND REVERSE THE DAMAGE IMMEDIATELY and DO NOT ALLOW MINING NEARBY THE GREAT BARRIER REEF!  ITS AN UGLY HOLE, UGLY EYESORE OF A PROJECT THAT SHOULD NEVER EVEN HAVE BEEN GIVEN APPROVAL! THIS IS SO CORRUPT. Update: May 2018. The Liberal Federal Government will be allocating 500 Million Dollars to try save the Great Barrier Reef from polluted waterways pouring into this reef, including various activities. (Why not ban the mines?) There are more job prospects in tourism then digging in mines. More GST revenue collections from tourism!!! 8. STOP POURING POISONOUS CHEMICALS INTO THE RIVERS! BARNABY JOYCE FROM THE NATIONALS PARTY WANTS TO MASS MURDER CARPS  Why don't you make way FOR FRIENDLIER ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE THAT DOES CARE for Australia's natural assets, animal, marine life & birdlife, natural land/marine environments without polluting it further with poison chemicals! 9. STOP THE KANGAROO CULL AUSTRALIA WIDE and Canberra by SHOOTERS and territory government councils,  STOP IMMEDIATELY, you people that shoot innocent animals are so disgustingly barbaric its out of control in NSW, Canberra, OLD, WA, VIC. STOP IMMEDIATELY! The reasons for this slaughter in not justified! its a dated program that should be immediately terminated. These KANGAROOS are not on private pastures, its public land and they are living innocently in their own habitats. These animals belong to Australia, they belong to our natural environment, Primary Industry and Invasive animals Australia do not own our animals! Therefore have no right to do as they please towards our animals! 10. Why is Tasmania culling Wombats, issuing culling licences to kill these animals! Has this COUNTRY GONE ABSOLUTELY MAD? STOP LISTEN to the PEOPLE! 11. Looking for more animals to kill, NPWS,  Invasive Animals Australia, Invasive Animals NSW, next review is the DEER on their pest list pushed by the GREENS!, sweet innocent harmless DEERS Yes BAMBI, they now want to murder our DEERS! Shooters and farmers don't listen to INVASIVE ANIMALS AUSTRALIA! Shooters and farmers, don't listen to the GREENS PARTY! (Under Greens party, over 50,000 Deers are eradicated, culled by hunters in Victoria), using excuses of trampling, the road dirt trampling's are from your four wheel drives digging into the mud, yet blaming the innocent Deers. Update: Primary Industry NSW has decided to not label Deers Invasive leaving it to be hunted for game shooters in NSW, GREENS PARTY ARE ANGRY because they want 'Deer' to be labelled PEST! what is right with you people? sick?, Humans have become the pest in society wanting to label every animal a pest, shameful humans, shameful politicians. 12. Mass shootings by the Shooters Party in conjunction with Victorian Labour Party, how dare you wipe out waterbirds and wild ducks in your full weekend of shooting in the wetlands!. You destroyed beautiful natural wildlife to the extremes leaving thousands of birds mass buried. UGLY sight!       Farms need to build safer greenhouses for their crops and seedlings. In Bio-diversity every animal co-exist. Foxes attack their cattle if the rabbit population is non existent. Farmers can protect their private farms! Why bring viruses into the city park reserves, we don't breed herds in the city to feed the population. Brumbies are part of the Snowy Mountains environment, they have been living there well over 180 years. Its turning into a Wild Horse Meat Industry by Primary Industry. Primary Industry should support farmers by subsidizing adequate fencing for predators instead of pouring a constant amount of their tax paid funds into repetitive pesticides and poisons. What are you doing for farmers?     Koalas were brought into Great Ocean Road to become a tourist hotspot, then its all very hypocritical to cull them using excuses of starvation. Why have the rangers and environmental conservationists not replant eucalyptus trees for these Koalas! Why have you allowed the RMS to clear massive native vegetation to make way for the Pacific Hwy Road Extension when there were alternate routes available that doesn't require logging of eucalyptus tree habitats! Did you sell the timber from all this logging ? The public needs all the details! its public environment!.  25th June 2017, In Australia Wide ABC with Yasmin, Phillipa McDonald reported the NSW government is logging in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour. You should not be harming the Koalas in Port Macquarie. You are logging right in the Koala Territory. STOP THIS HABITAT DESTRUCTION NOW!. This is contradictory to your protection policy for Koalas. Due to Koalas endangered status, you allow the habitat destruction and place new plans to allocate millions of dollars funding to map new Koala habitats for conservation therefore why destroy in the first place.    Government run agencies, NPWS, Invasive Animals Australia call themselves environmentalists, scientists, their excuses about saving bio diversity: save mosses, native plants, cattle pasture competing with tiny rabbits eating few pieces of grass!  What are you doing to the environment! Your actions are hypocritical! These agencies should retreat and make way for new agencies/councils that co-ordinate Australia wide re-homing of animals that farmers trap, remove humanely, transfer alive to local zoos, wildlife carers, wildlife organisations.    National parks NPWS, can't even tidy up the overgrown shrubs inside their reserves, its the tiny rabbits, deers and native animals that are helping them lawn their overgrown national park reserve shrub, weeds!.     Its a national disgrace! 'Dead bunny rabbits', 'Dead Waterbirds & dead Wild Ducks',  'murdered Kangaroos', 'murdered Brumbies', 'murdered Koalas', 'murdered Wombats', 'murdered Ponies', 'murdered Donkeys', Deer slaughters and other affected wildlife/birdlife/marine life poisoning and blowflies spreading RHDVK5, spreading Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 into lakes and rivers. Mining pollution from future mining operations near the Great Barrier Reef!. STOP clearing Habitats destroying all the trees, Koalas are hanging on roads and fences, birds have no more flight paths to land they are flying on road highways. Wallaby's hopping around road underground tunnels and suburbia because their natural environments were stolen by the greedy humans.  # The country is going backwards in 2017  # STOP KILLING OUR WILDLIFE  in 2018  # The World is watching and they are alarmed!  # The spotlight is shining on those that commit violence on innocent defenseless animals   # ENOUGH IS ENOUGH    

11,498 supporters
Petitioning Department of Public Prosecutions, Gabrielle Upton

NSW Attorney General: revoke bail for the man alleged to have stabbed our friend to death – enforce your 'tougher' bail laws

My friend Greg Gibbins was brutally stabbed to death one evening, and another was severely injured. Now despite supposed 'tighter bail laws' – the man accused of murdering him has been given bail. It's absolutely disgusting that our legal system would let this man walk the streets. What's more – the man accused of stabbing Greg to death will now go back to working with knives at a TAFE chef's course. Greg was a talented, caring and generous man whose life was taken for no reason. His death has devastated family, friends and our community, and justice hasn't been served. Bail laws are meant to be in place to prevent alleged violent offenders walking the streets until the justice system has ruled finally on the matter. I've heard there's a loophole in the 'bail law reforms' introduced, where juvenile convictions aren't being considered in bail decisions. This must change. Our community held a rally this week to show our disgust. Please support us in asking NSW Attorney General Gabrielle Upton for justice for Greg, and the safety of our community. Please sign my petition demanding the bail of Greg's alleged murderer is revoked immediately – and juvenile convictions are considered when bail is granted.

Tracy L
10,000 supporters
Petitioning NSW Minister for the Environment, Minister for Heritage, Gabrielle Upton MP


Save the famous Paragon Cafe in Katoomba from closure! We cannot let this iconic cafe close. Please sign the petition to ask our government to keep the cafe open and order the owner to repair what's needed.  The paragon is heritage listed, but this won't stop the owner of the building from closing it, potentially selling off the interior fixtures and letting it sit vacant for years.  We need to save the Art Deco interior and the whole institution that is the Paragon Cafe. Please sign the petition and let's keep this vital heritage of NSW and greater Sydney !     The recent article in the Blue Mountains Gazette: 16/2/2018  One hundred and two years of history is about to come to an end with the Paragon Cafe forced to quit its historic home in Katoomba Street. Owner Robyn Parker said negotiations over a new lease had failed to secure either much-needed maintenance or a rent cut and she had been ordered to leave. The historic cafe will close its doors on May 27. “It’s horrible,” said Ms Parker, “but I have no alternative. I have been asked to leave the building.” Ms Parker said repairs were urgently needed to save the heritage-listed premises, which features spectacular Art Deco embellishments and furnishings. She said she had asked the landlord to fix the constant leaks which often flood downstairs rooms, have threatened the stock in her window display and have lifted wall panels, damaged floors and led to constant electrical failures. She also sought a reduction in the $200,000 annual rent she has been paying. Ms Parker, who bought the business in 2011, said the Paragon name would continue – somewhere else. “When the dust has settled, we will look at evolving our chocolate products and put the cafe on ice.” The Paragon has been operating as a cafe on the site since 1916, when it was established by Greek immigrant Theo Simos.

Suzanne Chin
7,873 supporters
Petitioning Gabrielle Upton MP, Gladys Berejiklian


Plastic pollution of our waterways and oceans is a major ecological and human health issue requiring urgent attention. Surfrider Foundation Australia is asking the NSW State Government to implement a ban on single-use and biodegradable plastic bags. Australians use over a million plastic bags each day and these bags are choking marine life and poisoning our beaches and waterways. Plastic bags are artificially created with chemicals that are designed to last forever and simply don't mix with nature. Single-use plastic bags never disintegrate and break up into tinier micro particles that never truly biodegrade. 'Biodegradable' bags have the same problem. Do not be fooled by their name and think that they will disappear. Shockingly, only about 3% of plastic bags get recycled in Australia.Don't be green washed by policy-makers, the plastics industry and big chain retailers who bully the government into seeking soft biodegradable alternatives that still wreak havoc on marine life. It's time for NSW to say NO to single-use plastic bags.South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory all have bag bans, and Queensland are implementing their bag ban in 2018. NSW can't lag behind on this important issue. We all live downstream and even if you live in anonther State, our bags could wash up on your shores. We need our rivers and beaches to be clean and plastic free; we want a cleaner State.

Surfrider Foundation Australia
4,138 supporters
Justice for Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson

Thank you for your correspondence regarding the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in reducing the sentence applied for the murder of Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson by Mitchell Barbieri. I understand there are strong community concerns about the Criminal Court of Appeal decision and just after the decision I spoke with the Director of Public Prosecutions Lloyd Babb about the judgment. He is reviewing the case. I have also spoken to Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione about the case. Yesterday I spoke with Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson’s widow, Donna and his brother Warwick to express my condolences on their loss and inform them of the process moving forward. As there is the possibility of an appeal to the High Court regarding the sentence, it is properly now a matter for decision by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Thank you for taking the time to raise your concerns with me.

2 years ago