Petition Closed

This petition of citizens of the Commonwealth of Australia calls upon the Federal Government to intervene to save the jobs and livelihood of over seventy blind and vision impaired workers employed by Vision Australia Enterprises. We deplore the impending sackings which will hurt the most vulnerable members of the workforce.
We draw attention to Article 27e of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which calls on State Parties to “Promote employment opportunities and career advancement for persons with disabilities in the labour market, as well as assistance in finding, obtaining, maintaining and returning to employment.”
We note that many millions of dollars have been offered by governments to other industries in order to save local jobs. We therefore call upon the Australian Government, House of Representatives, to provide the necessary financial assistance to keep Vision Australia Enterprises in operation and save the jobs of blind and vision impaired workers.

Letter to
Leader of the Australian Greens Senator Christine Milne
opposition MP The Honourable Mr Anthony Albanese MP
Prime Minister-elect of Australia The Hon Mr Tony Abbott MP
and 14 others
MP-elect, Scullin Mr Andrew Giles
CEO Vision Australia Enterprises Mr Ron Hooten
Minister for Employment, Queensland The Hon Mr John-Paul Langbroek MP
Queensland Miister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services The Hon Ms Tracy Davis MP
Vision Australia K Murfitt
Vision Australia Board Member Mr Andrew Moffat
Vision Australia Board Member Dr Therese Smith-Ruig
Vision Australia Board Member Professor Jan Lovie-Kitchin
Vision Australia Board Member Mr Paul Gleeson
Vision Australia Board Member Ms Lyn Allison
Vision Australia Board Member Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum
Vision Australia Board President Dr Kevin Murfitt
Greens Member for Melbourne The Honourable Adam Bandt MP
Deputy PM - elect The Honourable Julie Bishop MP
SAVE BLIND WORKERS JOBS! Stop the sacking of 73 blind workers by Vision Australia Enterprises