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Malcolm Turnbull

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Petitioning The Hon. Sussan Ley MP

Decriminalise the use of medicinal cannabis for people with terminal cancer like my son.

Our 24 year old son has a terminal cancer diagnosis. He is receiving great benefit from using medical cannabis to manage his nausea, vomiting and poor appetite.He is also using cannabis oil in a bid to halt the progression of his disease. We can see the changes in him and fully believe that cannabis is absolutely  the right path for him to go down as conventional treatments have failed him. The adoption of the 5 recommendations of the NSW Parliament Legislative General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4: The use of cannabis for medical purposes, is essential to Daniel and the thousands of terminally ill and debilitated Australians who would benefit from the use of Medicinal Cannabis. These patients and their carers (just like us) are being forced to break the law to obtain and to use cannabis, mostly without medical supervision because they are fearful to expose themselves. The medical evidence is available and opinions world wide are changing based on this evidence, yet the NSW Government is still sitting on it's hands and demonstrating a complete lack of compassion with it's disregard for these recommendations.  Adoption of these recommendations will afford the terminally ill and chronic pain suffers the right to choose a treatment which is beneficial to them, whilst being protected from arrest and prosecution under the current NSW legislation. Our son cannot afford to wait for the government to step up. We need help now!

Lucy Haslam
250,809 supporters
Petitioning Malcolm Turnbull

Remote Area Nurse Safety

Remote Area Nurses (RAN) are instrumental in delivering and improving access to healthcare in isolated communities across our expansive outback.  The role of the RAN encompasses the whole of life care, from antenate to end of life.  We operate far outside the metro area, which means we are on call after hours and usually expected to attend after hours emergencies as single responders. Since Christmas 2015 there have been two sexual assaults of RAN's and now the murder of our colleague in Fregon, South Australia. We are asking the Federal Health Minister, The Hon. Sussan Ley to abolish single nurse posts in Australia. And to assist in making it mandatory for two responders to attend all after hours call outs in Government, Indigenous Health Corporations and Not For Profit health centres across Australia.

RANs Safety - United We Stand
133,570 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Malcolm Turnbull

An online predator murdered my 15yr old daughter - introduce Carly's Law now

My 15yr old daughter was the first child murdered by an online predator in Australia – after a paedophile spent 18 months grooming her. But it’s still not a crime for monsters like this to pretend to be a minor online in Australia. Carly's killer masqueraded as a teenage boy before luring her to a secluded beach - he bashed and suffocated her face, then threw her into the water to drown. I could barely listen when I was read the court reports. This predator had 200 fake online identities to groom teenage girls for sex. My daughter had such a big heart and a bright future. She was so robbed of her life. It's a disgrace that Senators voted against a law to fix this in the past. I’m sickened by our legal system’s failure to recognise this crime, as well as the appallingly weak sentencing for child sex offenders. I’m calling on Malcolm Turnbull & Bill Shorten to immediately commit to ‘Carly’s Law’ – a law that would make it illegal for adults to misrepresent their age to minors online for the purpose of grooming with the intent to meet that child.

Sonya Ryan
98,996 supporters
Petitioning Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten

The Family Law System gave convicted sex offender access to my little girl– now she’s dead

My teenage daughter committed suicide after the Family Law System allowed her father, a convicted child sex offender, access to her when she was just a child. The Family Court System failed my little girl. And they failed me, a protective mother, who in my attempt to protect my children from contact with their abusive father, faced being dismissed as a ‘hysterical woman’ and a ‘vindictive wife’.   How can this happen? The legal system, designed to protect vulnerable children, is instead allowing them access to convicted sex offenders and exposing them to further assaults. The family law policy of wanting kids to have a “meaningful relationship with both parents” drove the decision making that would eventually lead to the death of my darling girl. I can’t describe the pain of losing her - it’s been 3 years since she died. She was just 17 and such a loving and caring daughter and friend. It makes me physically sick to imagine what she went through. In 2002, Abbey's father was charged with the sexual assault of her 8-year-old best friend and sent to jail for a pathetic two years. The abuse occurred at regular sleepovers.    I’m desperate to fight for children and parents who’ve been grossly let down by the dysfunction of the Family Court System. The Court restricts children from doctor and counselling visits during legal proceedings, discounts their word against a parent's, views reports of sexual assault as vindictive and favours the most financially stable parent. It’s shameful and dangerous. My darling daughter had her whole life ahead of her, but by adding your name to this petition, we can bring about change for other kids. I am supporting Bravehearts call for a Royal Commission into the Family Law System of Australia to examine their damaging failings in protecting our children. It follows a report by Bravehearts which  highlights the failings of the Family Law System. It’s called Abbey’s Project. This will be Abbey’s legacy.

Gill _
90,611 supporters
Petitioning Malcolm Turnbull

Ban Live Export.

I started this petition because I have seen a lot of evidence involving incredibly cruel acts  on livestock that leave Australian Soil.  If we do not speak up and take action these horrendous acts will continue. The latest pictures I have seen involve cows being hit numerous times on the head with a sledgehammer. I have seen video footage of cows and sheep having their throat cut without being sedated before the slaughter. The look in the eyes of these animals is heartbreaking and WE need to make sure there is NO live export and animals that are to be slaughtered are sedated prior to the kill. I'm not going to post videos or pictures, because believe me they are something NO one should ever have to see. So PLEASE sign this petition, I'm not asking a lot and it will take 3-5 minutes out of your life   THANK YOU.

Lisa Margetts
87,127 supporters
Petitioning Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten, Dr Michael Gannon, Greg Hunt MP

May 1st Changes to Pap Smears

  As of May 1st the following changes will be implemented to women's Pap Smears: "-women will be invited when they are due to participate via the National Cancer Screening Register-the time between tests will change from two to five years-the age at which screening starts will increase from 18 years to 25 years-women aged 70 to 74 years will be invited to have an exit test. The new program will commence from 1 May 2017 when the new Cervical Screening Test will become available on the Medicare Benefits Schedule. Until this time, women aged between 18 and 69 years who have ever been sexually active, should continue to have Pap test when due." The government run website states that: "Based on new evidence and better technology, the National Cervical Screening Program will change from 1 May 2017 to improve early detection and save more lives." Prior to May 1 the website advises: "It is very important that women continue to participate in the current two yearly Pap test program to ensure they are not at risk of developing cervical cancer. Pap tests have already halved the incidence and mortality from cervical cancer since the introduction of the National Cervical Screening Program in 1991. Women will be due for the first Cervical Screening Test two years after their last Pap test."   "The new Cervical Screening Test detects human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which is the first step in developing cervical cancer. The procedure for collecting the sample for HPV testing is the same as the procedure for having a Pap smear. A Health Care Professional will still take a small sample of cells from the woman’s cervix. The sample will be sent to a pathology laboratory for examination. While the current Pap test can detect abnormal cell changes, the new Cervical Screening Test will detect the HPV infection that can cause the abnormal cell changes, prior to the development of cancer. Persistent HPV infections can cause abnormal cell changes that may lead to cervical cancer. However, this usually takes a long time, often more than 10 years."   Some of the reasoning behind the changes are: " -cervical cancer in young women is rare (in both HPV vaccinated and unvaccinated women)-despite screening women younger than 25 years of age for over 20 years there has been no change to the rates of cervical cancer or rates of death from cervical cancer in this age group-investigating and treating common cervical abnormalities in young women that would usually resolve by themselves can increase the risk of pregnancy complications later in life-the HPV vaccination has already been shown to reduce cervical abnormalities among women younger than 25 years of age and, in contrast to screening, is ultimately expected to reduce cervical cancer in this age group." Please see petition updates and responses. Dr Michael Gannon has responded to the petition.    

Isabella Rossi
71,655 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Australia says NO to Julien Blanc's team teaching domestic violence.

The 'tactics' Julien and his team teach include 'choking' women and calling them 'deadbeat whores' in order to shock them into submitting to his dominance. Now Julien Blanc's associate, RSD instructor Jeff (Jeffy) Allen has been granted a visa and is back in Australia to teach men this disgusting, vile violence against women. They call themselves "pick up artists", but are nothing more than promoters of sexism and violence against women. Julien Blanc tried to preach these tactics at ticketed events around Australia in 2014. Fortunately you all stood up and said "hell no" – Australia very loudly said no to violence against women. Then Immigration Minister Scott Morrison revoked Blanc’s visa. This was great news! But now Julien Blanc's bro Jeff Allen from "Pimp by RSD" is back – running events which promote and profit from violence. He’s touring Australia right now teaching young Aussie men to choke women and treat them like garbage to assert dominance over women and essentially psychologically abuse women until they submit to these men. Even though RSD has been very secretive about who they were bringing over this time, this picture posted on Instagram after the first event in Sydney last week shows it is him. https://www.instagram.com/p/BAg6wR3u9z8/(also here if removed from above link) Here’s video which shows Allen driving around in his ‘rape van’ and making fun of rape in a ditty he sings to an audience: https://youtu.be/iJY9XGJcuqM?t=438 And here’s Allen making fun of people with disabilities by impersonating a ‘retarded’ man to trick women into engaging with him. There are more videos in this link to an article by Dr. Matthew Berryman which demonstrate the culture of objectification in the movement. – including co-founder Owen Cook basically admitting to rape. http://melindatankardreist.com/2014/11/australian-pick-up-artist-accused-of-sexual-harassing-exposing-himself-to-women-why-i-reported-him-to-crimestoppers/Jeff Allen represents Real Social Dynamics. This quote is from a RSD forum: “They dream about this. They wanna be tied up and fully succumb to your aggressive masculinity. They want you to push them against the wall, rip their clothes off, put her in a submissive position and call her bitch, slut, whore until their skull can’t take it anymore…” “See as much as women wanna be raped, they also want to be made feel beautiful.” This is abhorrent. I've witnessed many women in my life be mistreated by men who claimed to care about them – many who are trapped in abuse by the exact tactics promoted by Julien Blanc, RSD co-founder Owen Cook and RSD instructor Jeff Allen. These tactics represent a very real danger to the community and serious, often life threatening danger to individuals. I have created this petition because it is inconceivably sickening that we would allow people to not only promote domestic violence and sexism, but also to profit from it.  If you think Jeff Allen needs to be deported like his 'colleague' Julien Blanc was, please sign & share this petition.(This petition text was updated 16/01/16 in light of new information regarding the specific RSD representatives currently in Australia)

Matt Jowett
66,289 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Malcolm Turnbull

This young girl was raped and left stranded – bring her to Australia for urgent treatment

She was brutally raped, left helpless and pregnant. Now a 23 year old Nauru rape victim is being denied urgent medical and psychological treatment in Australia. This cruel and heartless act of neglect is barbaric - time is running out to help a vulnerable and traumatised young lady. The Prime Minister wants Australia to be known as a country that respects women - we can start by helping this poor soul. I'm her lawyer. This is desperate. The trauma will never leave her - this is the least we can do. The department is fully aware of this issue but is not acting. Please sign and share - we urgently need Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to bring her to Australia for medical and psychological treatment before it’s too late.

George Newhouse
65,589 supporters
Petitioning Bill Shorten

Malcolm Turnbull: my ex invited men to rape me in my own home, introduce revenge porn laws

For four years I’ve lived in fear. I didn’t know that my ex was impersonating me online - inviting strangers to my home to ‘rape me’, ‘humiliate me’ and ‘torture me’. But Australia’s lack of revenge porn laws means this brutal act of cyber rape is not illegal. Over 50 strangers have appeared at my family home demanding sex - I still freeze with fear every time the doorbell rings. Images of me are online somewhere without my permission. Even the police admitted there was nothing they could do to help me - they can’t prevent or punish this behaviour unless it is a crime. Revenge porn is a modern day crime. Australian laws need to keep up with the speed with the online world to protect women across Australia - currently left powerless from these online attacks. The UK, USA, Canada and Japan have all introduced specific legislation to protect revenge porn victims - it’s time for Australia to urgently follow their lead. Please help share my story. Malcolm Turnbull must introduce revenge porn laws to protect Australian women from cyber rape

Robyn Night
54,958 supporters
Petitioning Bill Shorten, Bill Shorten, Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten, Bill.Shorten.MP@aph.gov.au

Lift the australian age pension above the poverty line

There are hundreds of thousands of aged pensioners who barely survive each week on our meager pension which is below the poverty line. many of us eat only one meal a day, we turn of the hot water for 6 months a year so that we can survive. we can't afford a phone, never mind the Internet. Getting medical/ dental care is beyond our reach. those of us who have to rent pay over half our income to have shelter, leaving us almost destitute. We want an independent tribunal to set our pensions, as described in today's Press club address, with no political influence. 

Lex De grauw
47,092 supporters