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Stop allowing “gay panic” as an excuse for murder in Australia

I’m a Catholic Priest and 8 years ago a man called Wayne Ruks was bashed to death in my Maryborough churchyard (300kms north of Brisbane). Unbelievably, his killer's convictions were downgraded to manslaughter, and in the trial the circumstances surrounding the bashing referred to  issues that can be described as “gay panic.”  It’s disgusting - this law, under the common law interpretation of the partial defence of Provocation, is still valid in both QLD and South Australia. In these two Australian states, if someone who you think is gay makes a pass at you, the sheer panic you could feel is partial justification for murder. I’ve made it my mission to see this revolting law abolished - it belongs in the dark ages. I have no words to describe how offensive, harmful and dangerous it is that two of our governments uphold that a person can be panicked enough by gay people to justify murder. The common law can really be only over-ridden in this respect by explicit legal ammendments to the Code of Criminal law covering murder and the partial defence of Provocation. Gay panic will continue to be a part of the law of these states until expressly excluded.  I am also concerned that even when cases are not formally and specifically pleading the 'gay panic' defense, the mere bringing in of suggestions that the victim made a non-violent homosexual advance, (whether true or not), poisons the waters and taps into deep-seated homophobia and bigotry and ought not be brought up at all in any way in the hearing of a jury. The victim is not on trial here.    That’s why I am calling on the Queensland and South Australia to eliminate this "gay panic" law as a partial defence for murder. Please sign and share my petition.

Rev. Fr. Paul Kelly. Catholic Priest
289,518 supporters
Petitioning Jay Weatherill

Jay Weatherill: help us save our son's foot - don't reject us from the patient travel scheme so Joshua can get treatment

My 8 year old son Joshua has a rare disease called Arteriovenous malformation – with his doctors saying his foot may need to be amputated without specialist interstate treatment. But now the SA Government have rejected us access to the patient travel scheme. I was totally shocked when they told me why. They're saying travelling to Melbourne for the only treatment that could save my son's foot is "seeking a second opinion". It means they won't allow us into the patient transport access scheme, the only way we're going to be able to afford to get him to the hospital treatment every three months. I just can't understand it. Amputating my 8 year old son's foot is unacceptable to us. It's a last resort. Specialists are saying they can save it, just the doctors in Adelaide don't offer the treatment.  It's as if they see saving my son's foot is a luxury. For lots of other conditions patients are given support to travel and get the treatment they need. Our problem is that we can't afford all this interstate travel without this support – we desperately need access to the scheme if we're going to save Joshua's foot. We are begging you Mr Weatherill, please reverse your decision to deny the patient transport access scheme for our family, and allow us to get our son treatment. I thought we lived in a country that had accessible healthcare for all. Instead it seems the SA Government is saying if you have a rare condition like my son's, you're on your own.  I think that's wrong. We just want to do everything we can to help our son. Please sign my petition asking Premier Weatherill to help us save our son's foot.

Kate Turner
92,891 supporters
Petitioning Jay Weatherill


Naomi Clarke is 44 years old and the powers that be would rather see her go to a nursing home full time, leaving behind her husband, dogs and home, rather than assist her to stay at home! Naomi, who has kyphoscoliosis and spinal cord injury, spent the last thirty 39 years of her life relying on nobody. She was indepedant despite her disability and led a full life including paying tax in her full time jobs. In 2010 Naomi was diagnosed with COPD, which has totally changed her life. Her husband gave up his work as an electronic engineer to become Naomi's full time carer. She relies on oxygen and a VPAP machine to keep her from going into respiratory failure. Currently DisabilitySA are refusing to fund Naomi's required additional care. In their eyes she is recieving the maximum allowance of hours for care. This sixty hours equates to Naomi safely sleeping seven nights a week. She requires 24/7 one to one support to ensure her safety and health. Her health condition means she becomes dangerously sleepy and oxygen deprived and her life becomes at risk. During the night a VPAP machine forces life saving oxygen into her lungs. Naomi's physical ability alone means she can not put this machine on unassisted, let alone the carbon dioxide poisoning that occurs during sleep, renders her unable to safely maintain her own health and medication. Naomi's husband Paul is providing support however has had to return to work after caring for Naomi for the past 3 years fulltime being at least FIFTEEN AND A HALF HOURS A DAY care straight without relief or respite. DisabilitySA are now saying the only option for Naomi is to go into a nursing home full time and/or supported accommodation or stay at home with NO support as this would become her choice....(what sort of choice is that?). She is married and young. But above all else the nursing home costs far more per day and DisabiltySA themselves have admitted that no nursing home or group accommodation is equipped to deal with her level of support!! If nothing else, and human compassion cannot prevail, then surely money speaks louder. A nursing home is far more costly per day compared to a support worker at $234 per day makes more economic sense. If you can not agree with the inhumanity of splitting up a family, think where you would like your tax dollars spent. You can help by signing this petition to KEEP NAOMI AT HOME, in the hope that the Government will keep this family together rather than encourage an early death. Thank you! From the team of LOVE. Please also leave a message for the Premier asking him not to force Naomi into an aged-care home on Twitter or Facebook if you have it:

Paul Clarke
62,147 supporters
Petitioning Dennis Hood, John Rau, Jay Weatherill

Libby's Law: Support Anti-Bullying Legislation in SA

When the most inconceivable of devastations impacts your family you are posed with a very confronting question … fight or flight? The Bell family have chosen to fight. On Monday, August 28 2017 13 year old Libby Bell returned home from a normal day at school, walked into her bedroom at her family home in Seaford, South Australia, and ended her young, precious life. It was not a decision based on spontaneity, or a knee jerk reaction to a bad day, it was the very resolute consequence of years of relentless and cruel bullying by her peers. Bullying that transcended various platforms – from social media – Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, instances at school, attacks to and from school, while she was mucking around with her friends – it was everywhere. But why? What could Libby have done that was so bad, so unforgiveable, that warranted constant mental torment? The answer is nothing. Libby didn’t deserve this. She didn’t deserve to be turned inside out and subjected to mental anguish that is beyond the realms of possibility for most. But she was. No matter what, her parents couldn’t help her. The police, the school? Those avenues that are supposed to be beacons of safety and support? They did nothing. The system failed Libby Bell. As a family, the Bells are broken. But they are nowhere near yet defeated. They will rally, they will fight, and they will bring their daughter’s life to justice. They will campaign for a change. Please help support Libby’s Law – what we hope will be the introduction of anti-bullying legislation in South Australia that will help provide children, teens, anyone with more accessible avenues of support and communication, what will give defined reprimand, repercussions and rehabilitation for bullies to show them that this is not acceptable – and that every life matters. If only Libby could see the impact that she had on those around her, and the love that so many people had for her. But she won’t. It is up to us to show that her death was not in vain.

Millie Thomas
50,142 supporters
Petitioning Jay Weatherill

Jay Weatherill: please don't stop us grieving our foster child – we're parents like anyone else

I was foster parent and guardian to Finn, my beautiful little 3-month old nephew. But when he passed away from kidney complications three weeks ago – we were suddenly told we had no right to have anything to do with his funeral or be acknowledged on the death certificate.  We're devastated by losing Finn. He was so young. Now this cruel bureaucratic rule means we were being shut out of mourning for him. We were not to know the coroner's finding or even have a say in the funeral or even to view the child.  To make it even worse – I am not allowed on the death certificate, but it will get posted out to me because I was his foster mum?! It's just wrong and I don't want any other foster parent to have to go through this nightmare. Finn was my brother's child. There were circumstances that meant he just couldn't look after a newborn – so my husband and I adopted Finn and were to be his legal guardians until he was an adult. Any biological parents should of course get a say, but we loved and cared for little Finn and were the only parents he knew.  We just want some basic recognition and respect – like any parent would expect.  I'm not just fighting this for me. We're trying to move on and heal now from losing Finn, but this is a rule that excludes all foster parents from mourning when a child passes. It's not right, and I think Premier Jay Weatherill needs to ensure this is fixed so foster parents aren't treated like they didn't exist if a child they've supported and adopted dies. Foster parents should be able to have a say and not be shut out when a child they loved and supported passes.Please help me. 

Monica Perrett
41,660 supporters
Petitioning Jay Weatherill

End Discrimination : Legalise Adoption for Same Sex Couples In South Australia

I live in South Australia with my family. I am a dad and I am gay. This petition is important to me, my family, and many other same sex-couples, singles, gay and lesbian foster carers and those in second parent relationships who want to become recognised families, through adoption, but are living in South Australia. My husband and I have been together for 14 years, we are in a committed partnership. We adopted our sons who are aged 6 and 4 years, in the UK between the years 2011-2013.  Same sex adoption in the UK was legalised according to the Adoption and Children Act of 2002 - entered into force in 2005. We feel blessed to now be living in South Australia, one of the most beautiful parts of the world, but saddened by the fact that our family is not recognised, not valued, and not equal in the eyes of the law, simply because we are a same sex couple. Saddened that there are many children, at this very moment, that need love, stability and a chance at a better future, and the families that could adopt them and give these very things are tied up in red tape, or excluded because of their sexuality, or status as a same sex couple. Firstly, the process of adoption across Australia is one that requires radical reforms (Adoption Act 1988, Adoption Regulations, 2004)  to make it easier for individuals and couples regardless of sexual orientation to navigate and evidence robustly their suitability to meet a vulnerable child’s needs. We want same-sex couples, individuals and same sex stepparents in South Australia to be included within these reforms.  Secondly, the Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia, Tasmania New South Wales, and Victoria have changed their approach and given same sex couples, LGBT individuals and same sex stepparents the lawful right to have their suitability assessed to be adoptive parents. In July 2009 the NSW Law and Justice Committee decided that the Adoption Act 2000 should be amended to allow same-sex couples the right to adopt. Committee chair Christine Robertson said,  "The committee has concluded that reform to allow same-sex couples to adopt will help to ensure that the best interests of children are met by our adoption laws and all recommendations were implemented in 2010”. Additionally, in 2011 a year long enquiry in South Australia, undertaken by the Social Development Committee into same-sex parenting recommended changes to existing South Australian laws to remove discrimination against same-sex parents wanting to adopt. So why in 2016 has nothing changed in South Australia ?  Our family is proof that adopted children’s best interests are served by the presence of capable individuals, or couples, regardless of their sexuality.  We have had nothing but positive re-enforcement from all the people we have met in South Australia. They praise us for being bold, for providing a safe, loving and happy environment for our sons, in order that they may develop to their full potential. So why is it that other same sex couples are not afforded this right in South Australia ?  We worry, often, about the future, and how it is that we will come to explain to our children that the State, the community they live in and contribute to, defines their family as lesser,unrecognised, dismissed in the eyes of the law. Finally, we should all agree that in this day and age children should be  taught about equality, given techniques to avoid discrimination and the confidence to help others understand where their own prejudice is drawn from.  Please sign this petition, so that someone, somewhere will see the need to bring about this change in South Australia. Shaun, Blue, Joshi and Dylan x *** The South Australian Adoption Law Reform Committee closed for submissions on the 30th May 2015 - we look forward to the publication of the report which will be delivered to the Child and Education Minister on the 30th September 2015. Any enquiries regarding the review process please email  Email:

Shaun DG
27,578 supporters
Petitioning Malcolm Turnbull, Barnaby Joyce, Steven Ciobo, Shane Rattenbury, Andrew Wilke, Jay Weatherill, Leon Bignell

Stop Transportation of Livestock in Extreme Weather

Live export and transportation of livestock are prevalent and growing in our society. I ask for those signing this petition to firstly consider how they can personally change the lives of other species themselves, before asking others to take the same action. Consider how you can positively impact lives, then ask others to do the same. This petition has been sparked after a particular incident in Adelaide. On a 41 degree day, two livestock trucks had driven past me on main roads, followed by a sickening stench. This is the stench of death, the stench of deprivation of water, of the lack of any rights and of inhumane treatment. Animals, particularly sheep, had died during the transportation, despite the Department of Agriculture having guidelines which hold the transporter responsible for moving livestock under "harsh weather circumstances". Guidelines are incredibly easy to slip through though, when they aren't defined or concise. These guidelines do not give advice for what appropriate weather conditions for transport should be, and leave that decision to the responsibility of those in care for these animals. I call on our government to reconsider their animal welfare schemes, to carefully consider how their schemes show evidence of loopholes, and to start giving animals legitimate rights. I ask if you sign this, that you support the end of live export, of transportation of animals and of slaughter of animals. This petition is predominantly focused on stopping the transportation of livestock under stressful weather circumstances, however this petition does not support or accept any methods of animal exploitation or abuse, including the consumption of meat and animal bi-products. I beg our government to place strict regulations on all companies responsible for the transportation of livestock, in ensuring that no livestock are to be moved over a certain degree of heat or under extreme cold temperatures and storms. This is a bare minimum for the rights these animals truly deserve.

Jackie Korcz
24,346 supporters
Petitioning Jay Weatherill

Premier Jay Weatherill of South Australia: Tell Sister State, Chungcheongnam-do Province, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats.

Premier Jay Weatherill of South Australia: Tell Sister State, Chungcheongnam-do Province, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats. Chungcheongnam-do Province of South Korea became a sister state with South Australia, Australia in 1999. This, despite the fact that Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea is responsible for a horrendous dog and cat meat trade. In South Korea, home to global companies such as Hyundai, Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK, and POSCO, an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry, and the profound indifference of the majority of South Koreans who do nothing to stop this. One of the provinces that supports the illegal mass breeding and brutal slaughter of dogs for human consumption is Chungcheongnam-do. Have you ever wondered what Hell is like? Click HERE to watch undercover videos from an auction market that trades dogs for meat in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do. There are no words to describe the daily horror of this “Hell On Earth.” And there are so many dog meat markets, farms and slaughterhouses like these all around Chungcheongnam-do. Countless dog farms and slaughterhouses are scattered throughout Chungcheongnam-do and they truly are hell on earth for the defenseless dogs suffering there. Man’s best friend exists for their entire lives in squalid, feces encrusted raised wire cages in utter misery only to be slaughtered in the most horrific of ways – by electrocution, a hammer blow to the neck, being hung or beaten, bleeding to death from a slashed throat, being burned to death from a blowtorch, or thrown into a vat of boiling water while still alive. Cheonan, Gongju, Hongseong, Nonsan, Yaesan, Gyeryong, Taean, Geumsan, Dangjin; and on goes the list of cities in Chungcheongnam-do where these terrible atrocities are perpetrated. There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored. Please watch this undercover video by animal rights activists in South Korea: Please inform Chungcheongnam-do Province Governor Hee-Jung Ahn that citizens of South Australia and their friends insist that they issue an official document mandating that the following existing laws be enforced: Livestock Product Sanitary Control Act, Article 2, Item 1 which governs the raising, slaughter and disposal of livestock and the processing, distribution and inspection of livestock products, does not categorize dogs as livestock that can be processed as food.  Therefore this makes the dog meat industry technically illegal. Food Sanitation Act, Article 7, Clause 1, Korean Food Standards Codex specified by the Food and Drug Administration, does not include dogs in the list of raw materials that can be processed and cooked as food, therefore making raising and slaughtering dogs for consumption illegal. Animal Protection Act: ARTICLE 3. BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR PROTECTION OF ANIMALS Each person shall endeavor to observe the following principles in raising, caring for, or protecting an animal: 1. Each person shall ensure that an animal maintains its natural behavior and original physical shape to live an ordinary life; 2. Each person shall ensure that an animal does not suffer from thirst, hunger, or malnutrition; Each person shall ensure that an animal is free to express normal behavior without experiencing discomfort; 4. Each person shall ensure that an animal is free from pain, injury, and disease; 5. Each person shall ensure that an animal is free from fear and distress. ARTICLE 8. PROHIBITION OF ANIMAL ABUSE ① No one shall commit the following acts toward animals: 1. Act of killing by brutal methods, such as hanging 2. Act of Killing in public or in another animal’s presence ③ No one shall commit the following acts toward abandoned or abused animals: 1. Act of capture and sell or kill. 2. Act of trade or purchase knowing that the animals are abandoned or abused. ARTICLE 9. ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION ① Anyone transporting an animal that has been selected by decree from the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries must make an effort to abide by the following: 1. Ensure that the animals are properly fed, watered and drive carefully so that animals are not shocked or harmed from sudden departures or stops. 2. The vehicle used for transportation must be built to prevent any harm during transportation and to minimize any pain due to poor ventilation or sudden changes in temperature, etc. 4. Avoid any possible injuries while moving an animal and minimize any pain or discomfort, such as sudden changes in body temperature or difficulty in breathing. ARTICLE 46. PUNISHMENT ① Anyone who violates Article 8, Clause 1 through 3 shall be punished with up to one year in prison or a maximum fine of 10 million Korean won ($7,000 USD). Ministry of Environment's Conservation of Water Quality and Ecosystem Act,  Article 15 Clause 1 Item 2 and Article 78 Item 3, the act of discharging excrement, livestock waste water, animal carcass, waste materials or sludge into public water is punishable by up to one year in prison or a maximum fine of 10 million Korean won ($7,000 USD). Livestock Safety Management Act, slaughterhouses are only authorized to slaughter animals they are registered to handle. No slaughterhouse is registered to slaughter dogs because dogs are not subject to slaughter under this law. We believe these demands are in line with the goal of sister provinces to establish friendly communications in the areas of tourism, commerce, cultural exchange and public health. International and Korean media coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained Chungcheongnam-do Province, South Korea’s image and severely tarnished your state’s sister state relationship. The time to end this tragedy is now.  The favor of your reply is requested. Thank you for taking swift action! PS: Click here to find more ways to contact Premier Jay Weatherill. It's very quick and simple.

14,691 supporters
Petitioning Hon Scott Morrison, Hon Tony Burke MP, Hon Steven clobo MP, Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Greg Hunt MP, Hon Gladys Berejikian MP, Hon Will Hodgman MP, Woolworths and Coles supermarkets, CRV , Gabrielle U...

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!  Dec 2018 update: I spoke to Kangaroos at Risk, I was alerted that things have become worst for the Native Kangaroos. 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. Update: Dec 20th 2018, Hunter Valley Brumbies have been targeted by shooters via aerial culling, the NSW govt have been pressured by their so called top scientists to cull them. Wild Horse numbers also suffered losses in Clinton Island, dead rotting carcases left lying from aerial culling. Be watchful for every brumby in the wild throughout every state,  they are not safe no matter what these creepy corrupt politicians say. They are locked in with primary industry and shooters. Australia's shame! I saw hunters/shooters advertising their game hunting on their utes driving around the streets of Sydney in the NSW premiers electorate. I went to her electorate's council to complain. They said they are not responsible for organisations advertising wildlife hunting on their cars. So what the HELL is going on?,  Brumbies dead, hunting inside our National Parks! Elections are in March.....please be very careful with your votes, I don't trust the politicians when they team up with animal shooters/hunters. Update: Jan 10th 2019, mass brumby cull found near Santa Teresa, Northern Territory, further culling plan to continue using excuses of starvation and heat stress. Basically, the Northern Territory is an area that is subjected to extreme heat, why have these animals survived previously then ?. This rotten excuse to continue aerial culling is a LIE. (They can truck livestock but they refuse to help wildlife horse relocations). 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!!! Update: Dec 2018: Adani protests across the country by school children, families, everywhere. CSIRO is finally disputing the use of water from one of its rivers and its back to the drawing board for Adani. 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. Update: Dec 2018 In Western Sydney, dead perch fishes by the hundreds were found dead and floating, no known reasons for their death. These marine life fish were poisoned. Update: 10th Jan 2019 Environmental Disaster occurred in the Menindee Darling River/Lakes whereby millions of 100 year old cods, native fish, fish found floating and dead.  Update: 14th Jan 2019 Further additional millions of fish deaths Update: 27th Jan 2019 Further additional millions of fish deaths Update: 31st Jan 2019 In regards to the millions of fish death in the Murry-Darling rivers & lakes, the SA royal commission outcome states a maladministration, negligence by the MDBA authority creating an environmental and ecological disaster. 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! Update: Dec 2018, I spoke to Kangaroos at Risk and was alerted that things have become worst for our native roos. Please keep up the fight for these animals because they have NO VOICE.  10. Why is Tasmania culling native 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. Update: Dec 2018, I saw hunters/shooters advertising hunting deer's on their utes and driving around Sydney. 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!. Animals help reduce bushfires from trimming vegetation.     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. several millions of dead fish floating in the rivers and lakes. Mining pollution from future mining operations near the Great Barrier Reef!. Update: Dec 20th 2018, hundreds of birds including parrots, galahs have fallen off trees in South Australia, cause not known, they appear to have suffered poisoning, reports by ABC news. The birds guts were exposed, this appears to be internal haemorrhage. 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 # Politicians are more interested in getting back into POWER to USE and ABUSE. # VOTE CAREFULLY in your NSW March elections in 2019 #  STOP THIS USE OF 1080. Many local councils have been exposing 1080 baits in our local parks and National Parks.This poison is banned in most countries except New Zealand and Australia.  1080 poisonous pesticide is manufactured in NZ.

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Stop allowing “gay panic” as an excuse for murder in Australia

The so called ‘gay panic’ defence is an outdated and offensive notion. I’m committed to its abolition, that’s why last year I asked the South Australian Law Reform Institute to review all South Australian laws and regulations to identify ways to remove discrimination against the LGBTIQ community. One of the issues that the Law Reform Institute will be providing advice on is how to abolish the 'gay panic' aspect of provocation in South Australian law. Some of the recommendations from the Law Reform Institute have been received by the Government and one Bill has already been introduced into Parliament. The Government is expecting further recommendations from the Law Reform Institute shortly and will be taking action on the recommendations as a matter of priority. My Government is working hard to ensure that no South Australians are discriminated against and everyone enjoys the same rights.

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