• Petitioned Australian federal government

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Australian federal government

PLEASE don't put me in a nursing home

    1. Peter Krzyworenka
    2. Petition by

      Peter Krzyworenka

      Brisbane, Australia

WILL YOU STAND BY? OR WILL YOU STAND UP?

HELP PROMOTE THIS PETITION AND HELP LISA AND EVERYONE LIKE HER TO STAY WITH THEIR FAMILIES. IT,S WHERE THEY BELONG

This is about lisa and the thousands like her that rely on carers to help them stay at home instead of living out their lives in nursing homes.becoming a carer is about how much you are willing to sacrifice for those you love.it also means being treated as sweat shop workers by your government. you are hidden in the welfare system and left without even the basic rights of work cover when you are injured.

my fight is for carers to be recognised as workers and given the same protection that other workers are entitled to. its also your fight because its not a case of if it happens to you its a case of when.

sometimes in life you meet people who can make you smile just by their presence, lisa is one of those people she is beautiful in every sense. she has bewitching blue eyes,she is unpretentious,compassionate and kind.and if you meet her you cant help but fall in love with her. we met and were married the same month and we have been hanging out for 35 years, she is my best friend and when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 15 years ago it was time for me to step up. i could not desert my best friend. it has been a hard road and we are lucky to have met some amazing people along the way that have been inspirational for me.

i decided to use my experience to fight for carers who struggle every day because i have seen first hand the heartbreak from carers who have broken down physically and emotionaly and had to relinquish care, i have seen parents refuse to pick up their children from respite for the same reason.

so the question is does lisa belong in a nursing home, is our government and society willing to stand back and watch it happen to so many of our most vunerable australians.

you can judge and make a difference by signing this petition and asking your friends and family to do the same.

peter

To:
Australian federal government
Recognition that Carers have the same rights as workers in Australia do.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. final days

      Peter Krzyworenka
      Petition organiser

      its getting close to the protest day and along the way it has felt pretty lonely at times, i want you all to know your messages of support has been my inspiration and regardless of how this pans out on Monday i will continue to fight for recognition for these great Australians who are treated so badly by our government.my aim has always been to give family's what they need to keep a loved one from being placed in a nursing home. having a disability shouldn't be a prison sentence.
      ask your friends to stop for a moment on Monday to appreciate the work of these good people who have been swept under the carpet by our government.
      special thanks to the team at change.org for their support
      peter

    3. Reached 200 signatures
    4. kevin rudds response

      Peter Krzyworenka
      Petition organiser

      i finally received a response from kevs office after almost 6 weeks coincidentally straight after starting our campaign hmm! anyway the response is that parliamentary secretary,s office advises that this matter falls within state governments jurisdiction..o.k lets pass the buck, i reject this because i get paid by the federal government so as they are my employer they are also responsible for my work cover.i have an appointment with my state rep tomorrow so it should be interesting , maybe the responsibility will be passed on to correctional services at least as prisoners we would be entitled to health cover. the way its shaping anything is possible.i will keep you posted

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. protest at Kevin rudds office

      Peter Krzyworenka
      Petition organiser

      thanks to everyone for their heartfelt comments.jasmine i just want you to know you are a beautiful little angel and much loved by your mummy and everyone else xxoo.I am holding a protest on the 29/4 outside Kevin rudds office, he is my local member and has ignored me along with everybody else that are supposed to be representing carers in Australia so i am taking the fight to them and making a stand for carers in of Australia,the address is 630 wynnum road morningside at 9 AM the 29/4 please join me if you are able.

    7. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Stewart Reeve RAWORTH, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Carers need to be cared for too.

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    • Rachelle Reeve RAWORTH, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Carers are the most overworked, underpaid, under-supported, under-recognised workers in Australia. Our society neglects its responsibility to carers.

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    • marilyn price MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      I have a number of friends who are permanent carers of their children and grandchildren

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    • Daisy Lola BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Old people are annoying lol but I would sign it anyway

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    • Julie McCarthy PERTH, AUSTRALIA
      • 2 months ago

      We may all end up as carers or being cared for one day. How would you want to be treated?

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