- Premier of New South Wales
- Premier of New South Wales
Stop NSW Government WASTING $2B Rebuilding SFS & Olympic Stadiums
We, the undersigned, respectfully call on the Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, and the NSW Cabinet, to reconsider their decision to knock down two perfectly fine sports stadiums - the Olympic Stadium and Sydney Football Stadium - at a staggering cost of $2Billion, to replace them with new ones, at a time when there is ZERO public demand to replace either. We are tired of taxpayer dollars being lavished on building facilities for Sports Big Business, while community sport withers on the vine for lack of facilities and resources.We, the undersigned concerned citizens of NSW, believe our money could be better spent with the likes of 100 X $10 million projects being funded across the state, so towns, suburbs and regions could see a thousand fields, pools, courts and arenas bloom, doing something for the wider people of NSW and not merely the tiny percentage involved in elite sport. We believe some of the money could be used to lower registration fees for kids playing a variety of sports, to remove the obstacles that prevent so many from participating.This would still allow nearly a billion dollars left over to refurbish the current stadiums, and put much-needed money into other community resources, like schools, hospitals, theatres, galleries, homeless shelters and the like. Again, we say, Premier Berejiklian, please reconsider.Thank you,The Concerned Citizens of NSW
#BanTheBag in NSW, Victoria and WA
UPDATE: Thanks to your support, Victoria and Western Australia have announced that they will ban single-use plastic bags! Only NSW is yet to act - keep up the pressure! Encourage Premier Gladys Berejiklian today to #BanTheBag! The Project has teamed up with Clean Up Australia to call on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, and WA Premier Mark McGowan to #BanTheBag. These three great Australians could see single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags banned across Australia, thanks to existing bans in South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, the ACT, and an impending ban in Queensland. Support for existing bans is overwhelming. In South Australia, 81% of the consumers strongly support the ban. As do 73% of Territorians, and 70% of Australians living in the ACT. Currently, Australians use an estimated four to six billion plastic bags each year. That’s 10 million bags every day. Every minute, we send 7,150 plastic bags to landfill. But 80 million plastic bags never make it to landfill, and instead end up in our litter stream, killing 100,000 birds and marine life every year. On average, it’s estimated we use a single-use plastic bag (like you’d find at Coles and Woolies) for just 12 minutes. And that same bag could take up to 1,000 years to break down. A plastic bag you use today will share this planet with your great great great great great great great great great great great great grandchildren. Many countries around the world, from China to Italy, Papua New Guinea to France, Taiwan to The Netherlands, have already banned plastic bags. But despite supporting in spirit, the banning of plastic bags, the Premiers of NSW, Victoria, and Western Australia are yet to lead on the issue. We want them to #BanTheBag so that Australia is not left behind as the rest of the world addresses this serious and avoidable environmental disaster. So who will lead the way. NSW, Victoria or Western Australia? Who will ban the bag first? Gladys Berejiklian, Daniel Andrews or Mark McGowan? Whose name will our great great great great great great great great great great great great grandchildren read in their history books? Once you’ve signed, contact these great Australians directly and encourage them to lead the way and #BanTheBag! GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN NSW PREMIER EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: 02 8574 5000 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/gladysnsw/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/GladysB
Fly the Aboriginal Flag 365 days a year on the Sydney Harbour Bridge
This campaign is led and owned by Cheree Toka. As Australians, we are proud of our Aboriginal heritage and we want to recognise and celebrate this heritage every day. The flags flying from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge are wonderful symbols of our heritage and identity. However, the Aboriginal flag does not fly permanently atop of the Sydney Harbour bridge The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Legislative Assembly and additional decision makers for a third flag to fly alongside the Australian and the NSW flags – one that acknowledges and celebrates our ancient and authentic Aboriginal culture; the red, black and yellow Aboriginal flag. Once you’ve signed, contact these three great Australians directly and encourage them to lead the way. #AboriginalflagonSHB GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN NSW PREMIER EMAIL: email@example.com PHONE: 02 8574 5000 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/gladysnsw/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/GladysB SARAH MITCHELL MINISTER FOR ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS CONTACT FORM: https://www.nsw.gov.au/ministermitchell (to complete the online form) PHONE: 02 8574 5950 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/sarahmitchellMLC/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/smitchellmlc MELINDA PAVEY NSW MINSTER FOR ROADS AND MARITIME AND FREIGHT EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE: 02 6562 6190 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/melindapaveyMP/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/melindapaveyMP ANDREW CONSTANCE NSW MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE EMAIL: email@example.com PHONE: 02 6492 2056 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AConstanceMP/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AndrewConstance
My son died at a music festival – don't let any more young people die at Australian festivals
It's every parent's worst nightmare. There have now been five deaths from drug overdoses at music festivals in the last few months – just like my son Daniel who died at a festival in January 2012.My world fell apart when police arrived at my door to tell me my boy had died at a festival. There's no other word to describe it but horror.What devastates me further is knowing we could stop this madness. 5 young people, daughters and sons, have died in a year. My son made a mistake in taking a drug. It wasn't what he thought it was, and it killed him.Doctors and experts are saying Australian festivals need to urgently introduce 'drug checking services' to stop more deaths.They're common in UK and other countries. The 'pill testing' services tell people exactly what substance they would be about to take – and it's helping stop deaths. The Queensland Government are considering it, but too many kids are dying and it's not yet policy.I can't get my son back but I want to make sure no-one else has to go through the hell of losing their child to a mistake like I did.I'm pleading with you – please help me stop more young people dying at festivals this summer. Introduce drug checking services.Please help me save a life by sharing my petition.
Bring Chase Walker-Steven Home To His Family
Dear All Addressed, We the people require your urgent assistance. Chase Walker Steven is a 4yr old boy that was abducted from his loving family on Friday the 19th Of May 2017. There are some basic facts here among other things that are of concern to ‘we the people’ Chase has now been without the only love and quality of life that he has for 24 days. Chase is nonverbal and unable to communicate with anyone except his loving family and community therefore we the people believe that Chase’s basic fundamental human right’s and not being addressed here. Chase went up to 50 days seizure free on a plant based diet and in the loving care of his parents. Chase is now being force fed synthetic food and medicine against his parents wishes. When chase was previously being fed the same synthetic food and medicine he was having 100+ seizures a day and his parents Cini Walker and Marc Alexander Steven were told to prepare their sons funeral... We are requesting your assistance to #bringchasehome immediately… In truth and loveWe the people ................................................................................................................... Summary: Chase Walker-Steven is a 4 year old boy who suffers from a severe case of Spastic Quadraplegic Cerebal Palsy and Epilepsy after having a reaction to vaccinations within hours of his birth. On the eve of May 19 2017 up to 30 police officers and 2 FACS workers descended on the Church Of Ubuntu where the family was seeking refuge after going through an ordeal in Queensland to which Lady Cliento Hospital tried to kidnap him also, to remove Chase Walker-Steven from the care of his parents over test results from May 1 2017 which showed Chase had low potassium levels. Cini and Marc, Chase's parents are PRO CHOICE. They decided to stop immunising Chase at 2 years old because of the reactions he was having to them. THIS IS NOT A WAR ABOUT VACCINES! Chase had been at an appointment the day before and results showed Chase's potassium levels were fine. Chase's parents Marc Steven and Cini Walker had been feeding Chase a plant based diet along with cannabis oil to which he was thriving on and was healthy as agreed to by doctors at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle that very night. After a lengthy negotiation Chase's parents agreed to accompany him to the hospital for observation and tests. During this time police and FACS workers were plotting on how to get Chase away from his parents long enough so they could medically kidnap this little boy under the direction of the Director General.Upon arrival at John Hunter Hospital Marc, Cini and Chase were placed in a psychiatric hold room in the Emergency Department of the hospital. Tests were done and doctors advised all involved that Chase was in no danger and his test results were fine so he could leave the the hospital and go home. This was never going to happen. Police and FACS had already decided that Chase was going into the care of the state no matter what the outcome. FACS advised Cini and Marc he would not be going home with them and would be taken into their custody. Shortly after Marc Steven went to use the bathroom and was barricaded in by 4 police officers and his screams were described as being that of someone caught in a house fire. Cini was then dragged and pulled from Chase's wheelchair but she clung on wrapping her arms and legs around the chair. She begged police and FACS workers to let her go with her son to wherever they were taking him and was finally told she could so she let go. They LIED!! Cini was then wrestled to the ground and handcuffed. Physically assaulted in front of her 4 year old disabled son. Imagine what was going through that little boys mind whilst these people were keeping his parents from him on ZERO grounds. Hearing his parents screaming and crying because he was being taken from them. Imagine the confusion and anxiety that Chase would've been feeling at that moment and every moment since. Cini was then removed from the hospital. Supporters who were outside ran to help after hearing her screams and were pepper sprayed by police as was Cini. She was then conveyed to the police station and released without charged. CINI AND MARC DO NOT KNOW WHERE THEIR CHILD IS!! CINI AND MARC DO NOT KNOW IF HE IS BEING CARED FOR PROPERLY!! CINI AND MARC NOW NEED TO FIGHT THE STATE TO HAVE THEIR SON RETURNED TO THEM!! CINI AND MARC ARE FIGHTING IN 2 STATES TO KEEP THEIR SON!! Chase is allergic to the synthetic medicines and foods that hospitals administer and as a result could DIE!! Which is why his parents decided to change his diet after doing extensive research on alternate forms of medicine. That little boy was happy and as healthy as any little boy with his condition would be. He is loved and adored by his family and support network and needs to be returned to his parents. He is non-verbal, he can't communicate. He'd be scared as he would be wondering where his Mummy and Daddy are and why he can't see or hear them. His sisters Nevaeh and Summer miss him dearly. This is such an injustice. Police and FACS are the only ones who committed a crime that night by removing a healthy happy boy from his loving family. Chase needs to be returned home to his family. Immediately. There's no other outcome that would satisfy. #IStandWithChase#ChasingHope#BringChaseHome At the bottom of this petition is a link to support the family financially whilst they go through this harrowing ordeal being separated from their son. **PLEASE SHARE** **PLEASE SIGN** This baby boy was underhandedly taken from a loving home where he was thriving to be placed alone with strangers and no way to communicate. He needs our help to be reunited with this parents Cini and Marc and his 2 sisters. #legalisecannabisoil #keepchaseseizurefree #istandwithchase gofundme.com/chasing-hope
Demand an End to Dog Experiments in Australia
According to the latest available statistics, over 6,600 dogs were used for research and teaching purposes in Australia in just one year.The limited information available on animals used for research does not specify what breeds of dogs are used, but published research papers indicate that greyhounds and beagles are often used - beagles because of their friendly, docile temperaments, and greyhounds because of their 'availability' when of no further use to the racing industry.Dogs are used in Australian laboratories for toxicity testing, infection inducement, aversive stimuli behavioural testing, and more. Humane Research Australia has also exposed the use of beagles for pharmaceutical drug testing, and the use of greyhounds in brain experiments, heart surgery experiments (where heart failure is induced to test blood pump devices, blood flow devices are tested, or circulatory death is induced to test heart preservation devices for transplantation), dental surgery experiments, terminal blood donation experiments, and others.Humane Research Australia is opposed to the use of all animals in research and teaching on both ethical and scientific grounds. The use of greyhounds however, is of particular concern when we consider they are discarded from another unethical and very cruel industry.Dogs are not simply laboratory 'tools' for researchers to use at their leisure. These experiments are unethical, unreliable, and unnecessary. Australian researchers should be utilising a battery of advanced human biology-based methods of research in order for results to be directly relevant to human health outcomes - not subjecting dogs to needless suffering and death.Join Humane Research Australia in urging Australian State and Territory Governments to immediately ban the use of dogs in experiments by signing the petition!
Ban the 'no pets' clause in NSW tenancy agreements
It's time to ban the 'no pets' clause in tenancy agreements. Too many families are forced to depart with their loved and adored pets/family members due to pet unfriendly landlords. These pets are almost always given up and placed into kennels, causing crowding and unnecessary euthanasia. These numbers are only growing. We were unable to find a home for years, and were forced to stay with many different friends over the years due to the utter lack of 'pet friendly' homes and unkind landlords, I know many people who have faced the same struggle. The RSPCA and Tenants Union of NSW have already begun to challenge the 'no pets' clause. This discrimination should not be tolerated, and a ban on the clause is well over-due. Renters should be able to own a pet without having to ask for permission from their landlord, as long as any damages (if any) are covered by the tenant there is no reason to continue disallowing pets. Keeping a pet is the individual's choice. As an adult, you should not need to seek permission for this. Keeping a pet is generally less damaging to property than having a child, it's time for change.
Labor Party (NSW, ACT & VIC) - Stop the Slaughter of the High Country Brumbies!
I’m sure I don’t need to highlight the national symbolism of the Australian Brumby in particular those the roam the high country and have done for over 180 years they were immortalised in The Man From Snowy River, they helped us to build (and defend) the nation we call home, they carried us through wars and are the last symbolism of freedom in Australia. However, there are a minority in this country with extreme views that they should be eradicated from the Kosciusko National Park (KNP) by all means necessary including helicopter culling these groups are headed mainly by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and are supported by the ALP, the Greens, the Colong Foundation, the ANU, Fenner School and the Wilderness society and various national parks associations (ACT, NSW and VIC). I don’t need to remind you of the (very justified) public outcry of the events in 2000 in the Guy Fawkes National Park, when the NPWS under the Australian Labour Party (ALP) at the time butchered 600+ horses (and at the behest of the Colong Foundation in particular whose patrons have been and are Neville Wran and Bob Carr). Sickening footage of this event can be located easily on the internet, showing horses with their teeth blown out, mares shot dead while foaling and other horses with bullet riddle bodies, it was nothing less than a massacre and an event of international embarrassment and disgrace at the time when Australia had just again immortalised the Man From Snowy River and the Brumbies to an international audience at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. These wild horses are now an essential part of the ecosystem of the high country, they are not predators and have little to no negative environmental impacts as opposed to the wild dog and pig populations of which seem to get little attention from the NPWS. They have become a massive tourist attraction for those from the city and internationally that watched movies such as the Man from Snowy River and read books such as the silver brumby series when they were kids. We hold Banjo Patterson in the highest regard in this country for his literary work and skills in putting into poetry the world he lived in and the places he saw. It’s a shame we don’t hold such places and iconic symbols in the same regard to protect the culture of European Australia, as I fear in years to come all that the great achievements of the settlers of this country and the horses that took them there will be completely forgotten and a way of life reduced to another poem in a library or a video on “youtube” to show the next generation what it was once like. Please help stop this disastrous program and allow the brumbies to live, it’s now our turn to protect them, as they carried on their backs 3 generations of proud Australians during 3 different wars and built this nation we love, don’t allow them to be sent to slaughter because of some extreme left green views, stand up for what is Australian and the brumby is certainly that, before we lose the little things we have left that tie us to those that were here before us.
I was drugged & sexually abused by a convicted paedophile - don’t free monster on parole
I’ve stayed silent until now. I needed to rebuild my life. But I can’t sit back and let the monster who drugged and sexually assaulted me as a child be released on parole before completing his jail sentence, in a few short weeks. I was only 6 when a stranger gave me a bottle of Coca-Cola at my friends house. He was supposed to be our babysitter, it was supposed to be a fun filled weekend. It turned out to be anything but, the next couple of days were a horrific nightmare, the whole time Guider had us he made sure we were drugged up enough to not put up a fight. Once drugged he would sexually assault us and photograph his disgusting actions. I was the last of Michael Guider’s 11 victims before he was thrown into jail - guilty of a disgusting 75 child sex crimes and the high profile death of Bondi schoolgirl Samantha Knight. I can’t bear the thought of another child's innocence taken away by this notorious paedophile killer. He’s still got two years of his 17 year sentence left - but he’ll be released on parole at the end of this month unless we fight back. I am fighting on behalf of all Michael Guider’s victims. I am petitioning the NSW Attorney General and the Parole Authority to urgently stop this man from being released until his sentence is complete. Guider’s shown no remorse for his victims - some of them are now dead, but I’m still here, and I am ready to fight.
STOP THE BULLDOZERS FROM PUSHING OVER THE SYDNEY FOOTBALL STADIUM UNTIL AFTER NSW ELECTION
We the undersigned have previously registered our strong opposition to the demolition and rebuilding of these modern stadiums, as an obscene waste of taxpayers’ money. We insist that the government must have higher priorities than providing elite money-making sport-businesses which pay no tax with state-of-the-art infrastructure, while so many other things in NSW are crying out for precious government support. We do not accept the transparent nonsense that this award-winning stadium risks turning into another Hillsborough – which the pro-Stadium forces have only raised when all their other arguments have been demolished. We reject the notion that will benefit the economy, noting that the best the government’s own number-crunchers can predict is a return of 95 cents on the dollar. We note that neither the Premier, nor any of her Cabinet Ministers would invest their own money on that predicted return, and ask why then are they investing our money on this folly? We are now just a fortnight out from the election where the people can decide, in a democratic fashion, whether they accept or reject the government’s arguments. Under these circumstances, we maintain that to begin the serious demolition now would be outrageous, and they must Stop the Bulldozers, until the people have had their say. Peter FitzSimons and the undersigned. (Image via Pinterest)