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Petitioning Leader of the Australian Greens Senator Christine Milne and 16 others

Save blind workers jobs!

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.

This petition was delivered 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
  • 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

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