Today Change.org contacted the NRL directly and asked them to provide a statement / comment on Tony's petition so far. Here's their response:
Thanks for the opportunity to finally respond to the petition.
We understand the depth of feeling about domestic violence because it is an issue we also feel strongly about.
That is why Robert Lui was suspended indefinitely, immediately following his verdict. It is also why Isaac Gordon is not playing. We do not support fixed automatic penalties because people’s lives are too complex and because individual circumstances can be too varied. We do believe a clear message should be sent, one that encompasses suspension, counselling and rehabilitation. Those issues will be determined in the near future as all factors are assessed.