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Petitioning Target Australia, Target, Target, Target, Target, Target Australia, Target

Target: Withdraw Grand Theft Auto 5 – this sickening game encourages players to commit sexual violence and kill women

It's a game that encourages players to murder women for entertainment. The incentive is to commit sexual violence against women, then abuse or kill them to proceed or get 'health' points – and now Target are stocking it and promoting it for your Xmas stocking. This is Grand Theft Auto 5. This game means that after various sex acts, players are given options to kill women by punching her unconscious, killing with a machete, bat or guns to get their money returned.  Please Target – we appeal to you as women survivors of violence, including women who experienced violence in the sex industry, to immediately withdraw Grand Theft Auto V from sale. One of many fan clips on YouTube shows the woman being run down, run over, set alight and, still screaming, repeatedly shot. This misogynistic GTA 5 literally makes a game of bashing, killing and horrific violence against women. It also links sexual arousal and violence. We have firsthand experience of this kind of sexual violence. It haunts us, and we've been trying to rebuild our lives ever since. Just knowing that women are being portrayed as deserving to be sexually used by men and potentially murdered for sport and pleasure – to see this violence that we lived through turned into a form of entertainments is sickening and causes us great pain and harm. This game spreads the idea that certain women exist as scapegoats for male violence. It shows hatred and contempt for women in the sex industry and puts them at greater risk. Women in the industry are 40 times more likely to be murdered by a man than any other group of women.  Games like this are grooming yet another generation of boys to tolerate violence against women. It is fuelling the epidemic of violence experienced by so many girls and women in Australia - and globally. Target, you pride yourself on being a family company, caring for local communities, and have a strong ethical sourcing policy. How can you do this while contributing to hostile and callous attitudes toward victims of violence and, more broadly, to all women? We urge you to follow the example set by the New Zealand’s largest retailer, NZ Warehouse Group, in upholding Corporate Social Responsibility and ethical corporate leadership, by removing these games.  This would also set an example to other stockists of GTA V. Please put ethics before profits and make a strong statement that you do not condone sexual violence, sexual exploitation or the abuse of women as ‘entertainment’.  Nicole, Claire and Kat

Nicole Survivor
47,946 supporters
Petitioning People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Peta India, World Wildlife Fund, International Animal Rescue, Target Australia, Animal ACTion Network

Let’s come together to stop brutal killing of camels in Australia.

Amidst the devastating wildfiresspreading across Australia, up to 10,000 camels will be shot and killed following complaints that they are drinking too much water. The cull will begin Wednesday and last approximately five days. Officials said "extremely large groups of camels and other feral animals… are putting pressure on the remote Aboriginal communities in the APY Lands." They said the animals are threats to the community, consuming their scarce water and food.” This is a very shameful step taken by the Australian Government. There is not even a pinch of regret by the government after loosing 500mn species in the wildfires. Now they are on the verge of killing animals left out safe. They should be providing them shelter and amenities but rather is thinking of killing them. Their can be another thousands of solution to solve this problem like sending them to some other place or distributing them or countries making agreement to exchange  the animals. Killing them will only lead them to the EDGE OF EXTINCTION.  I urge all the petitioners and people out there to come together, spread this message and stop this culling, as this is a very sinful act and just looking only the comfort of Humans but not the other precious creatures of The EARTH. Save them and don’t let them die.

Juhi Singh Kushwah
10,434 supporters
Petitioning Scott Morrison, Target Australia, Woolworths, Woolworths and Coles supermarkets, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Telstra, McDonald's, Domino's Australia, Wendy's International

Prevent Climate Catastrophe: Reduce Australia's Emissions by 50% or More by 2030

The ongoing climate crisis threatens the world we all rely upon. Its catastrophic impacts are already being felt. With COP26 coming up in a matter of weeks it is imperative that we let our politicians know that they must change their ways. That's why we're calling for a minimum 50% reduction in emissions by 2030. You might have heard a lot about Australia reaching "net zero by 2050". What we already know is that target won't be enough. For us to prevent climate catastrophe, we also need a strong 2030 target. The overwhelming majority of us are concerned about climate change. Conservative or progressive, urban or rural, Australians of all ages want to see real action on climate change.  If we continue living as we are today, by 2100 the global temperature could rise an average of 3 to 4.4 degrees Celsius or higher. Upwards of one million species of flora and fauna could be driven to extinction, with much of Humanity dying right alongside them. By mid-century, three to five billion people across the globe could be subjected to regular water shortages brought on by ecological disasters. By 2080, several hundred million could be displaced.  All of these horrors and many more are highly avoidable. We have all the technology we need to prevent global temperatures from rising above 2 degrees Celsius. The solutions that are available to us are as numerous as the problems themselves and all of them should be utilized. We just need to make those in power listen to the people they supposedly serve. Tell Scott Morrison and his government that Australia is not happy, tell him that this change is coming with or without him. 79% of the country's top Economists back clean energy, a stark contrast to the divided opinion they put forward in 2019. It is a sign that the times are changing and it would be best for everyone if Australia isn't left behind. Tell the Federal Government, the banks, and other big businesses to commit to a target of at least halving Australia's emissions by 2030, through the innumerable economically and ecologically beneficial options that are readily available to us. Tell them they need to step up and come forward with a proper plan to reduce emissions by 2030, not empty words and worthless Fossil-Fuel driven initiatives. Please, sign and share this petition and demand #50by2030Au

Tallach Cahill
9,535 supporters
Petitioning Wesfarmers, Rob Scott Wesfarmers CEO, Target Australia

To keep our Target in Cootamundra

I'm petitioning for Target to stay in Cootamundra because it's our only place for affordable clothing for the whole family as well as manchester .  We are a town that has an aging population that has little shopping experiences or variety of stores in the community. If we loose our Target, it will greatly impact those who cannot drive, do not have the budget for postage of items and those who do not have access to the internet or are uncomfortable with online shopping.  I'm advocating for those of Cootamundra and surrounding communities for their rights in being able to access basic, affordable necessities. I'm standing up to business people who think that it is ok to take away a vital piece of a small community just to benefit them financially. To my community it means driving 1 hour to Wagga Wagga (if they have access to a vechile) or 40 minutes to Young. This is not viable for many people of my community.  Where is the thought in these closures?  I feel as if there was none, I feel that small country towns have been disregarded for larger towns and cities. Country people have to travel or pay massive amounts in postage for nessecary items . To me that is unfair and despicable. And not at all community or customer minded. So please take time in signing and thinking about the difference your going to make to such a small community.   Thank you.        

Maggie Armstrong
1,338 supporters
Keep Merredin Target open

Since our announcement last week about the closure of our Merredin store, we have been overwhelmed by messages of concern and support from our customers. The decision to make such significant changes to our business has not been easy, and particularly the very difficult decision to close stores is not one that is made lightly, but it is absolutely necessary for the survival and sustainability of the broader business and the thousands of people we employ. We are very aware that what was announced will have a significant impact on many people, most importantly our team members and their customers, and on regional communities where stores will be closing.   In regional Australia, only about half of our Target Country stores are suited to being converted to smaller format Kmart stores because they meet a range of criteria including location, population catchments and being large enough to make the small format model work. Regrettably, many of our regional stores are not suitable for conversion, and while we appreciate the sentiment behind, and intent of, your petition to convert or keep the store open, we are unable to revisit the decision. We acknowledge this is a tough time for our team members and for our customers, and we will support them and you as best we can. We continue to focus on improving our online shopping offer within Target and our digital capability across Kmart, Target and Catch. We’re working hard to retain, as best we can, the convenience our customers currently have access to in store, by providing a range of online pickup and delivery options right across Australia. We know there is little we can say that will ease your disappointment over the closure of our Merredin store, but we hope that this information provides additional context around what was a difficult but necessary decision. Target Managing Director Marina Joanou

1 year ago
Highlight the importance in keeping a Target store in Manjimup, WA 6258

Since our announcement last week about the closure of our Manjimup store, we have been overwhelmed by messages of concern and support from our customers. The decision to make such significant changes to our business has not been easy, and particularly the very difficult decision to close stores is not one that is made lightly, but it is absolutely necessary for the survival and sustainability of the broader business and the thousands of people we employ. We are very aware that what was announced will have a significant impact on many people, most importantly our team members and their customers, and on regional communities where stores will be closing.   In regional Australia, only about half of our Target Country stores are suited to being converted to smaller format Kmart stores because they meet a range of criteria including location, population catchments and being large enough to make the small format model work. Regrettably, many of our regional stores are not suitable for conversion, and while we appreciate the sentiment behind, and intent of, your petition to convert or keep the store open, we are unable to revisit the decision. We acknowledge this is a tough time for our team members and for our customers, and we will support them and you as best we can. We continue to focus on improving our online shopping offer within Target and our digital capability across Kmart, Target and Catch. We’re working hard to retain, as best we can, the convenience our customers currently have access to in store, by providing a range of online pickup and delivery options right across Australia. We know there is little we can say that will ease your disappointment over the closure of our Manjimup store, but we hope that this information provides additional context around what was a difficult but necessary decision. Target Managing Director Marina Joanou

1 year ago
Keep Narrogin Target Open

Since our announcement last week about the closure of our Narrogin store, we have been overwhelmed by messages of concern and support from our customers. The decision to make such significant changes to our business has not been easy, and particularly the very difficult decision to close stores is not one that is made lightly, but it is absolutely necessary for the survival and sustainability of the broader business and the thousands of people we employ. We are very aware that what was announced will have a significant impact on many people, most importantly our team members and their customers, and on regional communities where stores will be closing.   In regional Australia, only about half of our Target Country stores are suited to being converted to smaller format Kmart stores because they meet a range of criteria including location, population catchments and being large enough to make the small format model work. Regrettably, many of our regional stores are not suitable for conversion, and while we appreciate the sentiment behind, and intent of, your petition to convert or keep the store open, we are unable to revisit the decision. We acknowledge this is a tough time for our team members and for our customers, and we will support them and you as best we can. We continue to focus on improving our online shopping offer within Target and our digital capability across Kmart, Target and Catch. We’re working hard to retain, as best we can, the convenience our customers currently have access to in store, by providing a range of online pickup and delivery options right across Australia. We know there is little we can say that will ease your disappointment over the closure of our Narrogin store, but we hope that this information provides additional context around what was a difficult but necessary decision. Target Managing Director Marina Joanou

1 year ago
Murgon Target Country to be converted to a Kmart Hub Store

Since our announcement last week about the closure of our Murgon store, we have been overwhelmed by messages of concern and support from our customers. The decision to make such significant changes to our business has not been easy, and particularly the very difficult decision to close stores is not one that is made lightly, but it is absolutely necessary for the survival and sustainability of the broader business and the thousands of people we employ. We are very aware that what was announced will have a significant impact on many people, most importantly our team members and their customers, and on regional communities where stores will be closing.   In regional Australia, only about half of our Target Country stores are suited to being converted to smaller format Kmart stores because they meet a range of criteria including location, population catchments and being large enough to make the small format model work. Regrettably, many of our regional stores are not suitable for conversion, and while we appreciate the sentiment behind, and intent of, your petition to convert or keep the store open, we are unable to revisit the decision. We acknowledge this is a tough time for our team members and for our customers, and we will support them and you as best we can. We continue to focus on improving our online shopping offer within Target and our digital capability across Kmart, Target and Catch. We’re working hard to retain, as best we can, the convenience our customers currently have access to in store, by providing a range of online pickup and delivery options right across Australia. We know there is little we can say that will ease your disappointment over the closure of our Murgon store, but we hope that this information provides additional context around what was a difficult but necessary decision. Target Managing Director Marina Joanou

1 year ago
Keep Target Kununurra Open

Since our announcement last week about the closure of our Kununurra store, we have been overwhelmed by messages of concern and support from our customers. The decision to make such significant changes to our business has not been easy, and particularly the very difficult decision to close stores is not one that is made lightly, but it is absolutely necessary for the survival and sustainability of the broader business and the thousands of people we employ. We are very aware that what was announced will have a significant impact on many people, most importantly our team members and their customers, and on regional communities where stores will be closing.   In regional Australia, only about half of our Target Country stores are suited to being converted to smaller format Kmart stores because they meet a range of criteria including location, population catchments and being large enough to make the small format model work. Regrettably, many of our regional stores are not suitable for conversion, and while we appreciate the sentiment behind, and intent of, your petition to convert or keep the store open, we are unable to revisit the decision. We acknowledge this is a tough time for our team members and for our customers, and we will support them and you as best we can. We continue to focus on improving our online shopping offer within Target and our digital capability across Kmart, Target and Catch. We’re working hard to retain, as best we can, the convenience our customers currently have access to in store, by providing a range of online pickup and delivery options right across Australia. We know there is little we can say that will ease your disappointment over the closure of our Kununurra store, but we hope that this information provides additional context around what was a difficult but necessary decision. Target Managing Director Marina Joanou

1 year ago
Please help support Clare Country Target become K-Mart

Since our announcement last week about the closure of our Clare store, we have been overwhelmed by messages of concern and support from our customers. The decision to make such significant changes to our business has not been easy, and particularly the very difficult decision to close stores is not one that is made lightly, but it is absolutely necessary for the survival and sustainability of the broader business and the thousands of people we employ. We are very aware that what was announced will have a significant impact on many people, most importantly our team members and their customers, and on regional communities where stores will be closing.   In regional Australia, only about half of our Target Country stores are suited to being converted to smaller format Kmart stores because they meet a range of criteria including location, population catchments and being large enough to make the small format model work. Regrettably, many of our regional stores are not suitable for conversion, and while we appreciate the sentiment behind, and intent of, your petition to convert or keep the store open, we are unable to revisit the decision. We acknowledge this is a tough time for our team members and for our customers, and we will support them and you as best we can. We continue to focus on improving our online shopping offer within Target and our digital capability across Kmart, Target and Catch. We’re working hard to retain, as best we can, the convenience our customers currently have access to in store, by providing a range of online pickup and delivery options right across Australia. We know there is little we can say that will ease your disappointment over the closure of our Clare store, but we hope that this information provides additional context around what was a difficult but necessary decision. Target Managing Director Marina Joanou

1 year ago
Save/Replace Moranbah Target

Since our announcement last week about the closure of our Moranbah store, we have been overwhelmed by messages of concern and support from our customers. The decision to make such significant changes to our business has not been easy, and particularly the very difficult decision to close stores is not one that is made lightly, but it is absolutely necessary for the survival and sustainability of the broader business and the thousands of people we employ. We are very aware that what was announced will have a significant impact on many people, most importantly our team members and their customers, and on regional communities where stores will be closing.   In regional Australia, only about half of our Target Country stores are suited to being converted to smaller format Kmart stores because they meet a range of criteria including location, population catchments and being large enough to make the small format model work. Regrettably, many of our regional stores are not suitable for conversion, and while we appreciate the sentiment behind, and intent of, your petition to convert or keep the store open, we are unable to revisit the decision. We acknowledge this is a tough time for our team members and for our customers, and we will support them and you as best we can. We continue to focus on improving our online shopping offer within Target and our digital capability across Kmart, Target and Catch. We’re working hard to retain, as best we can, the convenience our customers currently have access to in store, by providing a range of online pickup and delivery options right across Australia. We know there is little we can say that will ease your disappointment over the closure of our Moranbah store, but we hope that this information provides additional context around what was a difficult but necessary decision. Target Managing Director Marina Joanou

1 year ago
We need Wesfarmers to consider changing our Emerald Target Store to Kmart.

Since our announcement last week about the closure of our Emerald store, we have been overwhelmed by messages of concern and support from our customers. The decision to make such significant changes to our business has not been easy, and particularly the very difficult decision to close stores is not one that is made lightly, but it is absolutely necessary for the survival and sustainability of the broader business and the thousands of people we employ. We are very aware that what was announced will have a significant impact on many people, most importantly our team members and their customers, and on regional communities where stores will be closing.   In regional Australia, only about half of our Target Country stores are suited to being converted to smaller format Kmart stores because they meet a range of criteria including location, population catchments and being large enough to make the small format model work. Regrettably, many of our regional stores are not suitable for conversion, and while we appreciate the sentiment behind, and intent of, your petition to convert or keep the store open, we are unable to revisit the decision. We acknowledge this is a tough time for our team members and for our customers, and we will support them and you as best we can. We continue to focus on improving our online shopping offer within Target and our digital capability across Kmart, Target and Catch. We’re working hard to retain, as best we can, the convenience our customers currently have access to in store, by providing a range of online pickup and delivery options right across Australia. We know there is little we can say that will ease your disappointment over the closure of our Emerald store, but we hope that this information provides additional context around what was a difficult but necessary decision. Target Managing Director Marina Joanou

1 year ago
To keep our Target in Cootamundra

Since our announcement last week about the closure of our Cootamundra store, we have been overwhelmed by messages of concern and support from our customers. The decision to make such significant changes to our business has not been easy, and particularly the very difficult decision to close stores is not one that is made lightly, but it is absolutely necessary for the survival and sustainability of the broader business and the thousands of people we employ. We are very aware that what was announced will have a significant impact on many people, most importantly our team members and their customers, and on regional communities where stores will be closing.   In regional Australia, only about half of our Target Country stores are suited to being converted to smaller format Kmart stores because they meet a range of criteria including location, population catchments and being large enough to make the small format model work. Regrettably, many of our regional stores are not suitable for conversion, and while we appreciate the sentiment behind, and intent of, your petition to convert or keep the store open, we are unable to revisit the decision. We acknowledge this is a tough time for our team members and for our customers, and we will support them and you as best we can. We continue to focus on improving our online shopping offer within Target and our digital capability across Kmart, Target and Catch. We’re working hard to retain, as best we can, the convenience our customers currently have access to in store, by providing a range of online pickup and delivery options right across Australia. We know there is little we can say that will ease your disappointment over the closure of our Cootamundra store, but we hope that this information provides additional context around what was a difficult but necessary decision. Target Managing Director Marina Joanou

1 year ago
Target: Withdraw Grand Theft Auto 5 – this sickening game encourages players to commit sexual violence and kill women

Target Australia will stop selling the R-rated video game Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA5) following feedback from customers about the game's depictions of violence against women. Target General Manager Corporate Affairs Jim Cooper said the decision was made following extensive community and customer concern about the game. "We've been speaking to many customers over recent days about the game, and there is a significant level of concern about the game's content," Mr Cooper said. "We've also had customer feedback in support of us selling the game, and we respect their perspective on the issue. "However, we feel the decision to stop selling GTA5 is in line with the majority view of our customers." Mr Cooper said Target would continue to sell other R-rated DVDs and games. "While these products often contain imagery that some customers find offensive, in the vast majority of cases, we believe they are appropriate products for us to sell to adult customers. "However, in the case of GTA5, we have listened to the strong feedback from customers that this is not a product they want us to sell."

7 years ago