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Petitioning Marise Payne, Hon Christian Porter MP,, Senator Penny Wong, Tony Abbott MP, Scott Morrison

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. 

Roxanne Holmes
107,506 supporters
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Petitioning Tony Abbott MP, Scott Morrison MP

Stop the banks from profiting from your loved one's death

Did you know that when your husband/wife/partner dies, banks will continue to charge interest on their credit cards, loans or other accounts, even after you have advised the bank of their date of death? They will also charge your deceased partner late payment fees.  Furthermore, after you obtain Probate to handle your partner's estate, did you know the bank will NOT return those accrued interest / charges to you, even after you have paid off any outstanding credit card or loan amounts? On average it takes 10 weeks to obtain probate in NSW, so that's minimum 10 weeks of interest accruing if you are organised enough to have a lawyer apply for probate immedately after a death, which, let's face it, no one is thinking about for a at least a month when you lose your life partner. (In Australia today the average time after death by which people obtain Probate is actually 6 to 9 months.) You have to ASK the bank for that money back. And they are not obliged to do so. When I asked for loan amounts to be corrected to the date of his death, they just said "no". After my husband died last year, a bank refused to repay fees and interest that they had added to my husband's loans. I had probate and was executing his estate appropriately and with the assistance of my lawyer. They even refused to speak to my lawyer, only me, after I lodged a complaint with the Financial Ombudsman, hence causing me months of further distress. They did NOTHING until I went public with my plight on social media last year. Finally in order to settle our affairs, I had to sign a confidentiality agreement that I would never disclose the bank's name. It was a nightmare and noone should have to endure this on top of the trauma of a significant loss. This is WRONG! Grieving families have enough to deal with without greedy banks exploiting them when they are at their most vulnerable. Please sign this petition to ask the Australian government to help us lobby for change to this unfair and greedy practice by financial institutions. This is in memory of darling late husband, Michael Vaughan.

Kate Vaughan
54,140 supporters
Petitioning George Eustice MP, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Vince Cable MP, Boris Johnson MP, Nick Clegg MP, Tony Abbott MP, Nicky Morgan MP, Amber Rudd MP, Greg Hunt MP, Mary Macleod MP, The Hon. Sussan ...

'Virtual Fences' in the UK to Lessen Roadkill and Road Traffic Accidents

ProblemIn 2016-2017 it was reported that more than 3900 animals were killed on the roads in the United Kingdom (Confused.com, 2018). This is 3900 too many. Even more so when you take into account that this only the animals which are reported as roadkill. Have you ever reported roadkill which you've seen? No. Therefore, this number is likely to be much, much larger. Road signs such as, "Animals Crossing" are not effective- drivers simply ignore them. Speed bumps don't work either as they disrupt traffic and result in NIMBYist feelings. However, there is a solution, and it comes from Tasmania...SolutionIn Tasmania, on one stretch of road, there are 'virtual fences', which detect car movement, and animal movement, and when they correspond to one-another, lets out a high frequency sound and flashing lights- which is completely inaudible, and invisible to the driver. This results in the animal being "spooked", and not crossing the road, or it does cross, just when it is safe to do so.Too many people have crashed, or died, in their cars by trying to avoiding wildlife. This simple tool will help to reduce this. In Tasmania this device reduced roadkill by 50%- so fewer animals died, fewer cars were crashed, and fewer people died- a mutually beneficial device to prevent unnecessary deaths.#DontBeOnTheFence Please Share this petition in whatever way you can: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, word of mouth, so that one day this will become commonplace in the UK. If you want to learn more about the 'virtual fences' information can be found at:  https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/australia-virtual-fence-roadkill/   or... Fox, et al., (2018), Roadkill mitigation: trialing virtual fence devices on the west coast of Tasmania, Australian Mammalogy, https://doi.org/10.1071/AM18012 Personal storyMy name is Sam, I am 20 years old, and am currently studying Geography at university. I wanted to set up this petition because when I saw this idea I thought that it should be utilised everywhere- not just hidden away in Tasmania. If it can reduce road traffic accidents, or roadkill even slightly then surely it would be a success?

Sam Street
4,456 supporters
Petitioning Tony Abbott MP

Tony Abbott: "Thank you for your service!" - Australia.

Dear Mr Abbott At this half-time break in your distinguished career we, the undersigned, would like to thank you for your decades of selfless public service to your fellow Australians: from saving lives on the beach, saving lives fighting bushfires, to saving the Australian economy from the twin disasters of the Carbon and Mining Taxes. You fought to keep the Liberal Party from confusing the views of powerful elites for those of ordinary Australians; urging it instead to hold firm to its founding values; the same values which helped build the greatest society ever to exist on earth - Australia. You showed that principle must not be abandoned in the quest for power: power has value only when it is a tool for implementing principles! While you paid the ultimate political price for this stand, in Scott Morrison’s victory you were vindicated. His Government will be that much stronger for your self-sacrifice. You fell victim in your own seat to the cult of self-destruction that pervades Western elites. The majority voters of Warringah, who owe their affluence in large part to the values which you championed for decades; an affluence which would make them the last to feel the ill effects of the policies they supported and which thus freed them (in their own minds) to vote for social fantasies and to assuage a subconscious, faux success guilt which besets so many of the better off today. But your great drive and ability cannot be suppressed, only directed to the new opportunities, so we know you’ll be back after taking a well-earned break with family. We’re looking forward to the second half!    

Stephen Gethin
1,681 supporters
Petitioning Scott Morrison, Matthew Canavan, Tony Abbott MP

Call RSPCA and ALL local councils to account for their blatant collusion and corruption!!

RSPCA & LOCAL COUNCILS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE BLATANT AND CONTINUED DISREGARD FOR (STATE) ANIMAL WELFARE ACTS & (FED) JUSTICES ACT 1886 The ducks in this photo were confined to this 2mx2m cage with a concrete floor covered by a single cotton sheet... 15 ducks = 5 ducks x 3 cages. How long do you consider is a reasonable period to confine them to such a tiny cage 24/7 without EVER allowing them out? If you think 7+ months is perfectly fine, this may not be the petition for you. If it makes you gasp or shake your head in disbelief, please keep reading. How do I know how long they were there? THEY WERE MY BEAUTIFUL DUCKS!! NB. All thanks for my life-altering and ongoing heartache and anguish go directly to RSPCA and Scenic Rim Regional Council.  RSPCA in collusion with local councils have been stitching up and illegally prosecuting responsible and decent pet owners, carers, no kill shelters, rescues, breeders and trainers for FAR too long, while deliberately and blatantly ignoring REAL suffering of animals in REAL need. They act only if there is money in it to be made by them. They lie, manipulate, cover up, harass, bully (apparently that's a crime - as long as you're not RSPCA or a local council) and intimidate in order to serve their own contrived agendas. There is overwhelming exponential and irrefutable evidence in existence that blind Freddy can see what is really going on and how prevalent and all-pervading it truly is... and it happens with the full, unquestioning support and backing of the federal, state and local governments. Its disgusting and abhorrent. There are countless stories that want and need to be told about the depth and degree of atrocities inflicted by these government backed and funded agencies. There is no higher authority or governing body to hold RSPCA to account which is why and how they are able to continue colluding in order to wreak havoc and cause insurmountable pain, damage and financial expense at will on average Joe Citizen. The conditions with which they keep OUR animals in is NOTHING short of appalling and in the majority of cases, far worse conditions than the very groups and individuals they prosecute for 'neglect'. How is this not hypocrisy of the highest order? Make no mistake, it IS hypocrisy of the highest order and they continue on, operating with an arrogant believe that they're invincible and untouchable. So are they untouchable? Only if nobody stands up to the big bullies. This crucial issue is in such dire need of a David vs Goliath moment, nothing will change without it - in fact to the contrary, it will continue in becoming exponentially worse... then there'll be NO going back. Ask yourself the glaringly FUNDAMENTAL question... how have they been able to get away with it year after year after year? How else?! By being in bed with and scratching the backs of the right people...  10 000 signatures are needed to take this further. Come on Aussies, we might be laid back, but if ever there's a time to lace our boots, stand up against these mongrel mobs and defend our homes, families, pets and all that is sacred to us, this HAS to be it! If you have a pet or know someone who's been wronged by these gutless wonders, I implore you to take 10 seconds out of your day to add your support. You might think it's somebody else's issue, but if only you could know how perilously and frighteningly close you are to this abhorrence so easily becoming your own gut wrenching experience and reality... and without warning. If you knew a shark was lurking in the water next to you, would you just ignore it? Of course not - you'd take WHATEVER IMMEDIATE AND NECESSARY ACTION required to prevent injury to you and your loved ones!! RSPCA/Council are that shark masquerading right alongside you... LAWS HAVE TO CHANGE and THIS LEVEL of disgraceful, shameful and pathetic CORRUPTION HAS TO END. Why should ANY person have an issue or take umbrage with a call for transparency if they have nothing to hide? IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, YOU HIDE NOTHING.   The ONLY thing they are competent OR successful at is playing the Game Of Lives Destroyed By Intentionally Breaking & Wilfully Violating the Very Laws They Prosecute Under. I am beyond shattered.   PS. If you're interested, the duckies' names are/were: Mr Ducky,  Mrs Ducky,  Mellow,  Arthur,  Martha,  Fred,  Bitza,  Philly,  Skip/Spike,  Sukoshi,  Namu,  Fluffy,  Speshy,  Gumboot,  Chai....  I will NEVER forget you or what they did to you.

Rachel Staines
809 supporters
Petitioning Tony Abbott MP, Anthony Albanese MP, Mr John Alexander OAM MP, Dr Anne Aly MP, Karen Andrews MP, Kevin Andrews MP, Adam Bandt MP, Julia Banks MP, Sharon bird mp, Julie Bishop MP, Chris Bowen MP, An...

The hiring of specialist trained Gender Surgeons in each Australian State and Territory

To the honourable members of the Australian Parliament,  I, Elizabeth Kazon, an Intersex Transgender Female, and my fellow LGBTQIA+ individuals, allies and supporters, call upon you to without delay hire surgeons within the Medicare public health system to perform sex reassignment surgeries, thus making these certified Life Saving Surgeries, affordable for all Transgender and Intersex Australians. Within Australia, Medicare pays a rebate for some Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgeries and some Female to Male Sex Reassignment Surgeries, however as there isn’t the possibility to have these surgeries performed in the public health system, private surgeons have a virtual monopoly, making these necessary surgeries unaffordable for a majority of Transgender and Intersex individuals. Furthermore, advancements are being made in these surgeries, however there is no opportunity for the private surgeons to learn and use these new techniques as they are constantly backlogged with patients who have no alternatives. The approximate cost in Australia to have a Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty is $18’000 excluding aftercare, fights and accommodation. A new surgery, the Peritoneum Pull-Through Vaginoplasty has been pioneered and is being performed oversees for approximately $20’000-$40’000 USD. This cost is relatively affordable when compared to the $100’000+ payable to have Phalloplasty performed in Australia. These prices are unaffordable, and it should be offered within the public system. In addition, it is with great conviction that we also believe that breast enhancement, breast reduction, Buttocks enhancement and buttocks reduction should also be performed for those holding a valid Intersex or Transgender Diagnosis as such procedures have been proven to greatly improve Transgender and Intersex individuals’ mental health.  We the undersigned call upon you, the Australian Parliament, to without delay, put pressure on the individual states and territories to hire and train 1 specialist surgeon per capital city in Australia plus at least 4 specialist nurses to assist them. These surgeons collectively should be proficient in the following new and older techniques to meet the needs of the Transgender and Intersex Individuals of Australia: ·         Peritoneum Pull-Through Vaginoplasty, ·         Sigmoid Colon Vaginoplasty, ·         Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty, ·         Facial Feminization Surgery, ·         Voice Feminization Surgery, ·         Tracheal Shave, ·         Breast and Buttock Augmentation, ·         Mastectomy, ·         Hysterectomy, ·         Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy, ·         Metoidplasty, ·         Phalloplasty. Yours with hope, 

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769 supporters