- Prime Minister of Australia
- Prime Minister of Australia
We need government rebates for the new FreeStyle Libre Glucose Monitor
The New Abbott FreeStyle Libre, (and similar) is a game changer for people with diabetes. This device will save the lives of people with diabetes as well as their sight and limbs. Not to mention the millions (or billions) of dollars it will save in future hospital bills, social services and the social cost of having people with diabetes going blind and losing their limbs. However, the device currently costs the user about $50 per week ($2600 per year). The Abbott FreeStyle Libre is not currently subsidised by the Australian Government, and this means that it is not affordable to thousands of Australians who could benefit from the device. The Abbott FreeStyle libre continually monitors the Blood Glucose Levels of people with diabetes. Helping them better manage their diabetes and prevent some of the horrible effects of this condition. Please sign this petition and help get this device and any other similar device more affordable for people with diabetes. Diabetes is not a lifestyle choice; people with diabetes don’t choose diabetes. Its handed to us on a platter and we need to deal with it the best we can. This device (and similar) will help us do that. So if you are only going to sign one petition today, please pick this one as it could help save a life. I have no affiliation with the "Abbott" company and this petition is not a promotion for them or their products. I am a person with type 1 diabetes who wants this device available for all Australians no matter what their income. This petition is supported by Diabetes Australia
Show you care about our Aussie Farmers in Drought...
DID YOU EAT TODAY? I HOPE YOU THANKED A FARMER... Did you know that Australia is in the middle of its worst drought ever? Our farmers are crippling under the strain and we need to do more to support them. I see so many community groups joining force to supply donated goods to keep our farmers going but I want to see more from our government. I understand it's a national problem and it's far and wide, you can't make it rain but our farming community is the backbone to our country. Right now in some states we have a subsidy for the cost of transporting donated fodder however that is expecting a very proud farmer to ask for help. We all know that our farmers are the most proud people in our country and asking for help is not in their nature. I know that we would get more help to our farmers if we could have farmers buy supplies and our government subsidise the transport. Drought doesn't just have an impact on the livestock, it also impacts the mental health of our farmers, their families and the surrounding community. With stock feed reducing across the country, transport costs are fast becoming the biggest issue impacting farmers trying to stay afloat. The ask: That we, the public of Australia sign this petition to show you support our Aussie Farmers in Drought and ask our government to do more to support them. Tell our government that we need a NATIONAL DISASTER FUND created to help support our country in crisis because right now our farmers need our help. Let's also get a transport subsidy setup so that farmers don't need to just rely on donations but they can also get purchased stock feed delivered to them and not pay full freight. It's time we provide support to our own, we can't make it rain but we can help a mate in need. That is the Australian Way...
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.
Marise Payne, act now to #BringJamesRicketsonHome or my innocent father will die in jail
VICTORY! James Ricketson is now free, thanks in no small part to everyone who signed this petition. Dad wants to thank you all for your ongoing support, we couldn't have done it without you. Now, we hope that we can channel that incredible energy: we want to get impoverished Cambodian families out of the rubbish dumps they live in, and into homes. Visit Family by Family to learn how you can help. My Australian adopted dad, James Ricketson has the kindest heart - yet he’s holed up in a Cambodian prison without even having committed a crime. Unless the Australian government responds quickly, my innocent dad could die in jail. I’m petrified - every day matters now as he gets sicker. I’m so worried for dad’s rapidly deteriorating health - He is almost 70 frail and squashed in a tiny cell with 140 others. It’s so cramped, they have to take it in turns to lie down. Body lice are eating him alive. Dad is an Australian documentary maker/journalist. His only crime is kindness and using his award winning documentaries to portray the truth. The Cambodian government is holding him indefinitely without charge for the ridiculous and untrue accusation of espionage / spying as an Australian citizen - which carries 15 years. All he did was fly a drone over an opposition party rally, which isn’t even illegal. There is a new Foreign Minister – Marise Payne – who hasn’t made up her mind on James’ case yet. Dad was making a documentary about Australia’s abused street kids when he adopted me and loved me as his own daughter. He saved my life. He was one of the first men in my life to show me kindness but now the Australian government has turned their back on him.
BAN PUPPY FARMS IN AUSTRALIA
Puppy farms are inhumane, industrial-based breeding facilities, where female dogs are treated as nothing more than breeding machines. Every year thousands of puppies are exposed to the hideous conditions of puppy farms. They watch their brothers and sisters die around them from lack of nutrition or disease, the survivors are to be sent off to pet stores or sold online. Around 45,000 dogs are sold every year from puppy farms, many of which have developed chronic conditions and have severe behavioural issues. Unfortunately most puppies are so destroyed by puppy farms, that owners can find it too hard to care for them, and are therefore sent to the pound and most likely 'put down'. Even though the RSPCA is fighting to bring down puppy farms they are still... completely legal; as long as the owner meets the minimum care requirements; a dog needs to be able to stand up and walk around, at maximum a female dog can be kept in a cage for 23 hours. But there is no requirement for health care... and definitely no requirement for love. Resources: www.animalsaustralia.org/feautures/puppy-factory-problem.php ataac.org/facts/18-animals-wa-exploit/219-puppy-farming https://rspca.org.au/campaingns/puppy-farms https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-puppy-mills https://petsaustralia.org/the-big-issues/puppy-farms https://greens.org.au/initiatius/vic/abolish-puppy-farms madonnaofthemills.com/puppy-mills
Australian Emu killer should get maximum penalty
Most of us have seen this man and his proud video footage pop up in our feeds over the last week with what can only be described as a harsh, cruel and callous rampage on at least a dozen of our own protected wild native birds. Leaving them little chance at survival and all while laughing and enjoying himself. The common belief, is that our legal system is going to let us down again and we would like the government of Australia use this man as an example for other cruel hearted humans out there, who think this kind of behaviour is any kind of OK. We insist that this man be handed maximum penalty for *at least* 1 of the 12 native birds he butchered with his ute that day especially considering the sadistic enjoyment of his slaughter. Our justice system can not let Jacob MacDonald get away with his crimes by giving the man a slap on the wrist. ANIMAL CRUELTY STOPS HERE!
Axe The TamponTax #BloodyOutrage
There’s no womb in society for a tampon tax. Did you know there is a GST on Tampons AND they are called a ‘luxury’? I don’t know about you, but they don’t seem like a luxury to me. Condoms, lubricant, incontinence pads or sunscreen on the other hand are GST free. What’s with that? It’s a bloody outrage. Putting a tax on products women need as a direct consequence of their biology is fundamentally sexist.It’s a stain on our national image. Half the population of Australia -- approximately 10 million women -- will pay tax on these products for the greater part of their lifetime. Costing us about $1000 for buying an essential health product. The Tampon Tax is ridiculous. Period. Luckily, women of childbearing age - those of us who need tampons - will be key voters in the upcoming election. So they'll need to listen if they want to woo us for our votes!It’s a bleeding disgrace. As Australians, as voters, as women, we request that the Federal Government the Opposition end this inherently sexist and unfair unfair tax. This tax is really cramping my style. Tampons belong on the GST free health products list - they're not a luxury. They're a necessity. Can you help me out by sharing the petition on Twitter and Facebook -- with all your friends and everyone else? Let's pull the plug on the Tampon Tax! #BloodyOutrage
No New Captain Cook Memorial
It’s the biggest, most insulting and useless waste of taxpayers’ money I’ve ever heard. Scott Morrison wants to spend fifty million dollars of our money on a new memorial to a British seafarer Captain Cook. Imagine what $50m could do for hospitals, the elderly or improving the life chances of indigenous people. I’m an archaeologist: history, the land and memorials are important to me. But not this one. It’s a disgrace. There are many memorials to James Cook - no more are necessary. James Cook was directly responsible for the European invasion and colonisation of Australia. It had a devastating impact on our indigenous people. A large part of this proposed memorial is in the Treasurer's own electorate - surely a conflict of interest. Scott Morrison: abandon this backward-looking pet project and political stunt.
Return the $444 million given to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation by improper process.
444 million dollars was given to a small environmental charity with a board comprised of representatives of mainly Australian business, supported by companies including BHP, Qantas, Rio Tinto, Google and Orica. The chair John Schubert, is a former director of BHP and the Commonwealth Bank, who met with the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg in a secret deal to hand over the half a billion dollars to help "protect" the Great Barrier Reef. We are asking for the money to be returned and put through a proper tender process so that there is equal opportunity for all environmental organisations to acquire funding to aid in reef protection.
Justice for Elly Warren murdered in Tofo Mozambique
Our 20 year old daughter Elly Warren was volunteering for a marine conservation program in Tofo Mozambique, Africa in 2016 when she was murdered, 2 years on and we still to this day have little information regarding her death. As Elly was an Australian citizen travelling in an overseas country, Australia has no authority to assist or carry out their own investigation into her death, her death must be investigated solely by the Mozambique police. Mozambique police refuse to provide Australian authorities with their investigative reports on Elly's death and refuse to confirm that an investigation is taking place. With the help of 60 minutes Paul (Elly's father) was able to go on a trip to Mozambique to try and uncover information into Elly's death. In the short time that he was there he was given various witness accounts in relation to her death, photographs and suggestions as to who may have been involved with her death, it wasn't difficult to obtain this information. Our concern is the lack of investigation from Mozambique police and the lack of support from the Australian Government in our quest to find Elly's murderer. Despite 2 years of requesting information nothing has been forthcoming except generic responses and now we know that the Mozambique authorities have tried to cover up Elly's murder. We ask Scott Morrison as Prime Minister of Australia to intervene in this case to put pressure on the Mozambique Government to allow Australia to provide an investigation team to work with the Mozambique police to solve Elly's murder and give her some justice. Elly's extended family and friend still find it hard to accept that she is gone. A bright, happy, hard working, determined young girl with her whole life ahead of her, lost at the hands of a murderer for no apparent reason. Elly loved travelling, she loved Africa, the African people and marine life and wanted to make a difference in marine and wildlife conservation. We ask that you support us in seeking justice for Elly by signing this petition.