20 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Gladys Berejiklian, Andrew Constance, Melinda Pavey

Fly the Aboriginal Flag atop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge permanently

As Australians, we are proud of our Aboriginal heritage and we want to recognise and celebrate this heritage every day.  The flags flying from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge are wonderful symbols of our heritage and identity. However, the Aboriginal flag does not fly permanently atop of the Sydney Harbour bridge The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Legislative Assembly and additional decision makers for a third flag to fly alongside the Australian and the NSW flags – one that acknowledges and celebrates our ancient and authentic indigenous culture; the red, black and yellow Aboriginal flag. Once you’ve signed, contact these three great Australians directly and encourage them to lead the way. #AboriginalflagonSHB   GLADYS BEREJIKLIAN NSW PREMIER EMAIL: PHONE: 02 8574 5000 FACEBOOK: TWITTER:   SARAH MITCHELL MINISTER FOR ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS CONTACT FORM: (to complete the online form) PHONE: 02 8574 5950 FACEBOOK: TWITTER:   MELINDA PAVEY NSW MINSTER FOR ROADS AND MARITIME AND FREIGHT EMAIL: PHONE:  02 6562 6190 FACEBOOK: TWITTER:   ANDREW CONSTANCE NSW MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE EMAIL: PHONE: 02 6492 2056 FACEBOOK: TWITTER:

Cheree Toka
85,396 supporters
Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to NSW Education Standards Authority

Reform the NSW Curriculum to include Aboriginal Culture and Perspectives in History

How much of the First Nations' culture, history and perspective were taught in schools? Australia's true story has a history that is over 60,000 years old and counting; thanks to new archaeological findings. This is a history that is excluded from our education system but, what is getting taught is a history that is one-sided as it's from a European perspective on colonisation. I believe that all students deserve the chance to learn more about the history and perspective of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Students will gain a rich and all-rounded knowledge to a history pushed under the rug and by learning the knowledge of the culture will develop a respect for diversity and understand cultural differences. With more Aboriginal students ever recorded in our schools as studies have shown, the younger generations should be correctly informed on the First Nations' history and affairs. The topic of Australian history in regards to colonisation should turn into a comparative study of the Aboriginal perspective as being considered Invasion. By teaching the comparative of European and Aboriginal views of colonisation/invasion, student's will not only access knowledge and understanding about the history and the cultural awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people but also provides all students will a rich and well-rounded knowledge of Australia's history. As a comparison, we should observe at the ways Canadians include the First Nations'; the Métis and the Inuit, and how they create the cultural awareness and teach the history in their classrooms. All students in the Alberta Province learn about the history and legacy of the Métis and the Inuit. David Eggen, The Minister of Education and Culture stated that:"It is critical our students understand the history and vibrant cultures of Indigenous communities and the role we all have to play in reconciliation." Currently, each state and territory is responsible for what is taught in their schools. We need to have a consistent, national curriculum which provides all NSW students with opportunities to deepen their knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As NSW is one of the most innovative states, we should take action in acknowledging the history of our First People. With the inclusion, further knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content could be a foundation towards sovereignty. Please support this petition to see change and create a hopeful future for acknowledgement and reconciliation of the Aboriginal culture, history and the cultural appropriation.

Hamani Tanginoa
110 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Malcolm Turnbull

Stand with Traditional Owners: tell Turnbull to protect our sacred rivers

My Name is Brendan Kennedy. I’m a Tati Tati delegate of the Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations, or MLDRIN. MLDRIN is a confederation of Indigenous groups from across the lower Murray Darling Basin. We work together as a collective voice, arguing for the rights and interests Traditional Owners and our river Country. I was born in Robinvale on the banks of the mighty Murray River. What I’ve witnessed first hand over the years reflects what science shows – our rivers are struggling after decades of diversion, pollution and exploitation.  To Aboriginal people, water is more than just a commodity, it is a precious source of life that nourishes Country, culture and community. Aboriginal people have over 40,000 years of knowledge about freshwater ecosystems in this country. Our input is crucial to inform the decisions made about Australia’s most significant river system. I am asking Malcolm Turnbull to make sure his Government delivers the water that will sustain our river’s health and the health of all Aboriginal communities across the Basin. That means making sure the Basin Plan legally dedicates at least 3,200 GL of water to our rivers so they can flow with more natural cycles of flooding and drying. Malcolm Turnbull must listen to Traditional Owners and deliver the water that our rivers and communities need to be healthy. Sign the petition and support Traditional Owners in the Murray Darling Basin. 

36,560 supporters