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Petition to Sussan Ley.
Fairer outcomes for the Disability Support Pension to be granted to Fibromyalgia Sufferers
Please support Fibromyalgia Sufferers to be granted a fairer and more positive outcome in applying for the DSP (Disability Support Pension). Fibromyalgia sufferers endure severe and debilitating widespread chronic pain, chronic fatigue and up to, or surpassing 50 plus health symptoms associated directly to Fibromyalgia. These symptoms impact their daily lives significantly. Fibromyalgia is an insidious and debilitating illness. The direct cause is yet unknown as is the treatment for Fibromyalgia as the majority of sufferers are unresponsive to pain medications/relief and therapies. Fibromyalgia can and does affect tens of thousands of Aussie's and millions world wide. People who are diagnosed with Fibromyalgia need to be granted a fairer outcome when applying for the DSP Disibility Support Pension without having to go through the often degrading experiences of feeling disbelieved because Fibromyalgia looks like an invisible illness to those who oversee the decision making process. The process needs to be easier and the outcome positive and practical for the many people who need this assistance. Women are mostly affected by Fibromyalgia but so are Men and Children. Many have already or are close to losing their livelihood, income, homes, family, friends, self esteem and are isolated by Fibromyalgia, some people are already talking about having to live in their cars and have already lost too much. Sadly there are People with Fibromyalgia who suicide as a way out of their pain and a solution to having lost their livelihood, family, friends, homes. The ability to function normally is high with Fibromyalgia, many who struggle and who have lost significant mobility to perform normal daily tasks such as walking, showering, dressing, moving, getting out of bed, functioning at a level of capacity that is ok. Ask a Fibromyalgia sufferer what they would prefer? Sufferers would unanimously cry out that they choose the LIFE they had prior to Fibromyalgia they would unequivocally chose to work, walk, shower, dress, move, function, be an active person, parent, partner and community member than to be on no income or a limited income which affects not only themselves but their families and their basic level of living. To lose your health and suffer in such debilitating pain and fatigue, then be told you don't qualify for Disibility support pension is a death knell to many Fibromyalgia sufferers, they have no hope or support. Qualifying more easily for DSP won't help to alleviate the physical pain from Fibromyalgia per say. What it will do is help with the emotional and daily hardships faced by sufferers unable to cope without financial assistance or means of support. The Distress of the process for application of the DSP includes the communication a Fibromyalgia sufferer has with their own Doctors to write the appropriate words in their diagnose to satisfy the assessor for Centrelink. This is one reason that causes Fibromyalgia sufferers to be denied the DSP. The line of ambiguity that exists is difficult for many medical professionals and the Patient to navigate? Many people are too ill, tired or isolated and can't or don't know how to advocate for themselves in this situation. This type of emotional distress can and does induce extreme flares ontop of the already debilitating full body pain that most experience. I suffer with Fibromyalgia, in understanding of the pain, suffering and loss which is too much, I am asking you to sign this petition on behalf of all those who feel they do not have a voice, are isolated, lonely, destitute and feel hopelessness. Please accept my advanced Gratitude for signing, Thankyou.
Petition to The Australian Government
Health outcomes of the vaccinated and unvaccinated population.
… the health outcomes of the vaccinated population compared to the unvaccinated population. We … their own, or their child’s, health outcomes and we would like to put this argument to bed by fully … disclosing the health outcomes of both vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens. This study MUST be overseen … outcomes and not just the ones the government feel relevant. These should include but not be limited to…
Petition to The Minister for Education
Increasing Mental Health Outcomes in Schools
School kids make up 20% of the population but they are 100% of our future. I support the implementation of a network that allows my child to express their issues, feelings and emotions in a safe and rewarding environment. I want children to access mental health services and support when they feel anxious, stressed, isolated or depressed. I want children to develop their mental fortitude and to grow up feeling like seeking help is normal. They can then live a happy and colourful life, creating a brighter Australia. - www.Iwant2talk.com.au Ambelin.
Petition to The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, The Hon Justice Iain Ross AO, Ms Michelle Baxter, Brad Hazzard MP, Greg Hunt MP
Improve Shifts in Nursing for Better Health Outcomes
… at least 10 hours. I believe this change will lead to better health outcomes for all. …
Petition to Rugby Borough Council
Demanding Improved outcomes of Local Plan affecting Dunchurch
Every person in Dunchurch will be impacted by the way in which Rugby Borough Council apply the Supplementary Planning Document. 5000 new homes with over 12,000 people and around 10,000 cars plus warehouse trucks are planned a miles or so from our village - - increasing traffic congestion, pollution, vibration, noise and deteriorating the already overloaded crossroads and pollution hot spot in the centre of our Medieval village, and threatening coalescence with Rugby, Bilton and Cawston. We invite you to sign this petition for the sake of everyone ‘s health and safety, the better protection of our historic community and to improve the environment in which we all live, work and play. We demand :- a buffer of a minimum of 100 yards between Dunchurch and our neighbours. RBC must Plan now for the ONLY solution to the traffic/pollution problems -a complete ring road Essential infrastructure projects ( roads, schools, new green areas, surgeries etc) must be operational in time for these huge increases in demand, not delayed by Developers or RBC RBC must satisfy the Community that they have robust plans made in conjunction with the NHS and other emergency services, schools, utilities etc. to ensure that current over stretched facilities in the village are not swamped or compromised. The final date of the consultation is 28th November! Whether a resident of Dunchurch, neighbouring villages or supporters please submit NOW! Together we can make a difference! Thank you.
Rugby, ENG, United Kingdom
Petition to Myong Leigh, Ramon Martinez, Shamann Walton, Bill Sanderson, Han Phung
Improve the social & academic outcomes at Wallenberg by working together!
… academic outcomes and seek your help to help turn this trajectory around. In the digital age, we…
San Francisco, CA, United States
Petition to The Hon. Sussan Ley
Quit targeting general practice and the health of all Australians
From 19 January 2015, patient rebates from Medicare will be CUT by up to $25, meaning patients will pay more. Both patients and GPs have been unfairly targeted under the Government’s revised co-payment model. GPs are vital to the health and wellbeing of every Australian. Don’t let yours be targeted. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) represents over 28,500 GPs working in or towards a career in general practice. The RACGP has been vocal with Government but it is falling on deaf ears. They haven’t listened to us but perhaps they will listen to you. By uniting GPs and patients, we stand a stronger chance of having our voices heard by a Government that has continually chosen to ignore the general practice profession, Australian community, and international evidence. Stand up and show the Government that your health, that of your families, and a viable healthcare system matters most.
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Petition to Ministry for social development, Hon Carmel Sepuloni
"Help our Foster Carers help our youth" Better support for carers better outcomes for kids
Foster carers are different to those who are adopting or providing a home for life situation, they will often have children of high needs coming through their home, that are short or long term stays, but are not permanent. Imagine looking after children that you don't know, being dropped off with sometimes barely a days notice. The child will most likely be withdrawn and have behavioural issues, you are given very little information due to confidentiality, and may not see the social worker for some time. You have other children you need to think about too, and you have work, you need to enrol him in school, and he is not talking or eating. In a matter of weeks he has run away multiple times from school, and you've had to attend countless meetings with teachers, as his behaviour is disruptive, and has been bullying the other students. After many sick days off work and not being able to attend to the other children, due to the young lad needing so much care and attention, you make a decision for your family that you can no longer take care of children in need. You need to continue to work, to meet the rising the cost of ordinary day to day life for own family. Therefore what happens to the precious children that so desperately need a home? Group homes? This is where carers do get paid and are entitled to sick days and annual leave and work in shifts (not 24 hours per day like in your own home), however the downside is that our children in care will most likely learn bad behaviours, and are not getting the care, love and support they need, that they would get from a family situation. Being with a family they will also learn important life skills that they will need for their future family and relationships. They will learn that abuse or neglect is not normal. Invest in our Carers now, and save in the future. Imagine this scenario where there are agencies that do consider the time and energy needed to take care of our foster children, however there is a catch. Firstly the contracts, they are in favour of the agency, as they are independent contracts, normally drawn up by the agency themselves. So there is minimal room for negotiation and very little protection for our carers, as they are not covered by our standard employment laws and get no sick days or annual leave, pay is less than $4 dollars an hour. Secondly, you are required to be at home and available for this child so may mean you are not allowed to work, and you are required to attend all meetings more than usual (so you could be involved in court cases, mediation, FGC's, supervision with family (basically a social workers role), you must complete numerous amounts of training. Carers are also required to transport the child to and from several services they may need, to accommodate their high needs. Home life is centred around these children because of these high needs, and many of our foster families suffer greatly as a result. There are risk's to the foster family psychically, as well as mentally and we take this for granted. Unfortunately we don't place our foster careers at the highest of societies list of what is respected professions, as we don't see it as a profession. We see it as a "Way of life". Many carers are not equipped to deal with many of the unfortunate behaviours that they will encounter, and therefore we are setting our children in care up for failure and possibly more trauma. Surely we can prepare our carers with proper training and be recognised as a professional, who is employed and paid to provide the specialised behaviour techniques, to be able to give life changing care. Give our carers sick days and annual leave, allow for the hazards associated with such an honourable career, just like the police, social workers, youth workers, care assistants, and the list goes on. Our children in care have or will end up in multiple placements, as placements continuously breakdown overtime, because of the lack of support and financial stress that is placed on our foster carers. Our young people desperately need our help, lets give our foster careers the dignity and respect they deserve, they are sacrificing so much for those who without their help could potential and most likely will be the outcast and criminals of our society. Its time to change our thinking, really help our young people in care, start by setting up a home for them that is truly supportive and not in a home in need themselves, lets give the respect our foster carers need just like we do for police, ministers, social workers, care assistance, family carers, please sign the petition.
Petition to Heidi Davis
Better outcomes for drug addicted babies & children in foster care.
My mission is to change the laws in NJ and across the United States of America to help the children born drug addicted. I want to hold the drug addicted biological parents accountable for their poor decisions and life-choices. We need to be a united voice for the innocent babies and children who were born under horrible circumstances. The babies who are born addicted usually have numerous health issues that endure pain and suffering. This happens for weeks, to months after delivery and maybe even longer. I want to propose a more strict timeline of goals that needs to met for any child placed in the Foster Care System because of drug addiction. Each child shall and should have the goal of child reunification with their biological parents. If a biological parent cannot commit to a clean living lifestyle within 12 month time frame their parental rights should be terminated. Within that 12 month time frame......monthly random and weekly drug screens with negative results, in house rehabilitation, therapy, mental health evaluation, visitation, weekly check-in with Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) Caseworker, DCP&P recommendations along with drug and or family court mandated recommendations towards reunification of their child must be completed. If for any reason the biological parents cannot overcome their addictions within that said 12 month time frame with the possibility for a one time extension of three months, for a positive drug screen or lapse of treatment, then it would be deemed that the parents legal rights to the child/children shall be terminated. The child/children would be legally free to be adopted by Kin/Kinship, Foster Family or other interested party. If at that time of 15 months and the biological parents have not complied with the court order and DCP&P, the child or children shall be expedited to adoption. The children who are born addicted to the hard drugs like Heroin and opiates are on the rise. The biological parents are having a harder and harder time fighting their addictions. We need to make the future outcome better for these children who deserve the best life possible. This babies are born with low birth weight, fetal withdrawal symptoms, administered morphine to help them with withdrawal symptoms. We need the state of New Jersey's politicians to approve and pass NJ Assembly Bill 913 passed in New Jersey. See the link below and type in 913. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsByNumber.asp NJ Bill 913: Requires resource family parent, relative, preadoptive parent, or caretaker to be party to reviews or hearings involving a child under the Division of Child Protection and Permanency in the Department of Children and Families' care. 11/18/2016 I emailed each and every politician across the 40 Districts in the state of New Jersey to bring awareness to these innocent children in the Foster Care, but right now I need your help to back me voice up. Please take a moment and sign my petition for the innocent whose voices who can very rarely be heard in court. Best, Heidi J. Davis Davis.HeidiJ@gamil.com
Petition to McDonald's
Tell McDonald's: Do Better For Chickens
My two kids love McDonald’s. They especially love the chicken nuggets. As a busy mom, sometimes I need a fast, convenient meal…but I don’t want to compromise on my family’s values. I was pleased to see that McDonald’s committed to 100% cage-free eggs, and that they recently reduced the calories in their Happy Meals. But I was shocked and upset to learn that when it comes to the treatment of chickens raised for their menu items, McDonald’s is lagging behind. Please join me in asking McDonald’s to stop using chickens who are bred to suffer. Chickens on factory farms are bred to grow so big, so fast, that they often collapse under their own weight. Many live in constant pain, and they are vulnerable to broken legs and heart attacks. These smart and social birds spend their entire lives in crowded, dimly-lit sheds without even a perch to rest on. Restaurants like Subway, Burger King, Sonic, and many more have already committed to criteria that reduce the suffering of chickens. They are switching to healthier breeds and giving chickens more room to roam. If all of these other companies can do it, why can’t McDonald’s? McDonald’s actually had the chance to do better for chickens in their latest animal welfare policy. They chose not to. Please sign my petition to tell McDonald’s that we don’t need empty promises. We need real change. I have learned a lot about how animals raised for food are mistreated, and I am deeply saddened by the harsh realities they face. But I still have hope, because I believe that big companies have the power to do the right thing and change things for the better. As someone who cares about social justice issues, I want to show my children that they really can do something positive in the world. This could be a rare win at a time when our communities are facing so many complex—and often overwhelming—challenges. I know we can create a kinder, more compassionate world if we raise our voices together. That’s why I’m asking McDonald’s to step up. Not just for my family—but for the millions of living beings who are suffering right now. If you agree that McDonald’s should do better for chickens, please sign and share my petition today.
Chicago, IL, United States
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