8 petitions

Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Daniel Andrews, Jay Weatherill, Will hodgman, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Gladys Berejiklian


Australia has a diverse, multi-cultural population which includes people from countries where eating dog meat is seen as acceptable practice. Many immigrants strive to preserve their own culture and traditions on settling in a new country, why would the consumption of dog meat be any different? Well it isn't. It's already happening right here with a petition on  (Google " Exotic Meats") which has over 2,360 signatures (to date) and the catch cry...... “We will no longer accept this racist and bigoted view that eating animals like Dogs and Cats is wrong. This is NOT equality”. It’s not widely known that the Greyhound Racing industry in Australia over breeds dogs, even providing incentives to breeders, breeding more than enough to sustain the amount of races held, in some insane desire to breed faster and faster dogs. Why? It makes good viewing for the punter watching Australian races televised live to international betting audiences. The public is led to believe, by fact of omission of information, that all these dogs, once no longer required, are adopted out to loving homes to live out their natural lives. The reality is that the Greyhound Racing industry, by its own admission, kills up to 17,000 young, healthy dogs nationally every year. Many of these dogs have never raced and so do not figure in any of the statistics relating to Retired dogs which have been released to the public. As such, there is a troubling lack of information regarding the true number of greyhounds being killed, the method of killing and their ultimate disposal.  The thousands of forgotten, unnamed dogs are termed “wastage” by the industry. To all intents and purposes, these dogs  n-e-v-e-r   e-x-i-s-t-e-d.  Because of this lack of accountability and control, there is no guarantee these dogs, the “wastage”, are not being acquired by dog meat traders. In fact, most trainers and owners would happily GIVE their dogs away than have to pay the vet fees to have them put down. Who knows what would happen if there were people willing to pay by the kilo for their dog / exotic meat. Human nature being what it is, the OPPORTUNITY is there, the  DEMAND is there and the SUPPLY is there. This petition aims to limit the OPPORTUNITY and potential supply, calling on the Premiers and governments of each Australian state where Greyhound Racing is permitted, to hold the Greyhound Racing industry responsible for “Whole of Life” tracking of any dog bred solely for racing. This will ensure every dog is accounted for and provide tangible evidence that they have not entered the food chain. Furthermore, this information MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC SCRUTINY. Self-regulation by the Greyhound Racing industry has proven to be a dismal failure in a number of areas. Federal Governments must take back control, levy the Greyhound Racing industry in each state to fund the infrastructure required and then police any failure to comply with these tracking requirements. It happened in Bali to unsuspecting consumers, take action now to stop it happening here. Irish, British and Australian greyhounds have been exported to China and when injured or finished racing, have been sold for their meat. Look again at the cover picture, sadly, these are greyhounds. People in the Australian Greyhound Racing industry treat these dogs as commodities and they will jump at any opportunity to make every last dollar they can from them.  Please vote to close the Greyhound industry “wastage” loophole now so that the forgotten greyhounds are not recycled into “EXOTIC MEAT” to be carved up and served on a plate.  Thank you for your support.  

Dion Martinus
2,381 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Annastacia Palaszczuk, NSW Police, Yvette D’Ath MP

There Is No Excuse For Domestic Abuse - Harsher Laws!

To the Hon Malcolm Turnbull, the Hon Yvette D'Ath Attorney-General - to any magistrates, politicians reading this that have ever dismissed domestic violence as minor offence. Your honour with all due respect,You weren't there for every argument.Every beating.Every time he put their hands around her throat.Everytime they had you pushed up against a wall with a knife.Everytime you were too scared to walk into your own home not knowing what mood they were in.Your honour, you have little idea of the physical, or how good we were at hiding it - but the mental and emotional I assure you, is much harder to live with - and will forever be etched into our brains. You can't forget it, you can only learn to live with it.Rebuilding trust, and some form of a life is hard - which should make your job easy. When someone assaults another within a relationship no less - one person is taking advantage of another's heart, that's the weakness. To hope they will change, get better, calm down - because they say they love you surely it's true? You have no idea what goes through the head of someone in that situation, so don't try to pretend you do - instead put legislation in place to protect victims, show the offenders there are consequences for their actions, and severe ones at that.If it was your daughter, son, mother, father, any part of your family - how would you respond? Australia needs a massive wake up call. You wonder why people like Tara Brown was killed in a DV relationship? You wonder why people like Tara Brown were killed in a DV relationship? How many more deaths will it take? How many more children will lose their parents? Siblings? Teresa Bradford thought the system would protect her when she had her husband charged with assaulting and choking her. Then he was granted bail and given the opportunity to take her life. She should have been safe. She wasn’t. Jessy Jess recently has gone through a traumatising ordeal when her ex partner belted her, put his hands around her throat (a red flag for homicidal attempts) taunted and emotionally abused her - she takes it to court, presses charges against someone so intimidating to the average person and he walks from court with a suspended sentence because "he seemed of good character" - in a court room he probably seemed like an angel because he was being reprimanded for commiting a violent act on his partner at the time...behind closed doors? Would not care - he got away with it, that's all he wanted - that's why he showed remorse in your courtroom as he winked and smiled at the press. My ex partner almost ended my life, physically, emotionally and mentally and the magistrate gave him 2.5 years suspended sentence...he then went and assaulted his new girlfriend 3 days after court for my assault and got only 9 months prison for assaulting her. He also has countless DVOs on him from all ex girlfriends and previous assault charges. The police do everything they can, they saved my life with there perseverance and persistence and support - they fill out days of endless paperwork and document every incident and make sure the arrest is handled and the DVOs are in place and affective yet when it comes to court, because the offender seems "remorseful and of good character" it's ok to let them walk free and not feel the gravity of the situation? This is what causes reoffending. Once again, if it was your family - what would you do? Let's put laws in place with the respective consequences to domestic violence - open communication so the victims are protected and so if the offender is incarcerated then the first victim can know when the offender will be released so that they have all security in place In case the offender attempts to reoffend. With all due respect - a DVO is simply a piece of paper in the offenders eyes, it's perceived as this because it's how the courts treat it when dealing with these cases. I can say this because I've been there, I've seen it first hand. The offender shows remorse - because he or she got caught - because they don't want prison time so they sit there and plead and beg they won't do it again and learnt their lesson...yet re offend time and time again. And yet as the victim you sit there, losing a little more hope every day, waiting for that person to walk through your door and just end your life because nothing more can be done. It took over 12 months for my ex to be prosecuted, 12 months of him breaching his DVO, trying to still control me, threaten to kill me, destroy me - it's no wonder people give up. But I'm asking you to re evaluate the process, the prosecutions and the outcomes. Keep. Your family safe. Only 30% of DV cases are reported so what's to say it's NOT your family being affected? Stand up and speak out, there is no excuse for domestic abuse! I'm calling the government and head magistrates of Australia to listen to us, to talk to us and do something and be proactive and take action!   

Nicole Blachut
7,299 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to Malcolm Turnbull

Make it illegal for politicians to mentally abuse each other

Make it illegal for politicians to mentally abuse each other We the people, need to stand up and show politicians that intentional and unintentional mental abuse of any kind is bad behaviour and is an unacceptable practice anywhere, by anyone, especially in Parliament House. Politicians are supposed to be leaders. A leader is a person who practices good policy management and has outstanding personal and professional behavioural practices. Intentional and unintentional mental abuse are bad behavioural practices. Any politician who tries to lead with intentional and unintentional mental abuse, cannot inspire improvements in others good behavioural practices, let alone practice good management of policy themselves and thus should be removed or not voted into parliament in the future.  Sadly, politicians are asking the people of Australia to improve their practices of unintentional and intentional mental abuse in the Australian community (see following list), whilst the politicians lead by practicing intentional mental abuse. This will never work for the betterment of Australia and Australians. Mental abuse needs to be stopped now. Politicians prove every day that they are intentionally abusing each other with deliberate and competitive behaviours and playing political games, to the detriment of good policy implementation and improvements for all Australians. Politicians prove every day that they think it is okay and normal to live with this behaviour. But this behaviour is not okay. It’s wrong! They intentionally practice workplace bullying whilst telling us it is wrong. Further, through their bad examples of bad behaviour, politicians are reinforcing the acceptance of intentional and unintentional mental abuse that exists in many Australian houses, schools, workplaces and society. We the people resoundingly agree that, any mental abuse is wrong and ask all politicians to remove it from Parliament House. All future politicians have to set a good example of behaviour, to the people of Australia, for all Australians to be able to remove all forms of mental abuse from their own homes, workplaces and in their communities themselves. Please read, sign, and share this petition. Thank you.   What is the purpose of this petition? This petition asks that the intentional mental abuse that our politicians practice daily in Parliament be made illegal. The purpose of this petition is not to disrespect, fight or pick on the Government or Australian politicians. This petition is simply asking our leaders to be leaders and set examples of the highest standard. The Australian people deserve leaders who can work together without fighting, and who we can trust to have the best intentions for the betterment of Australia.   What is intentional mental abuse? Mental abuse takes many forms. Please see the following list of behaviours as examples of mental abuse. Intentional mental abuse occurs when a person chooses to deliberately act out one or more of the mentally abusive behaviours listed in this petition. Mentally abusive behaviours occur when a person chooses to fight (use abuse) for the sake of fighting in order to make others they are fighting look worse than they do. When a person chooses to use mentally abusive behaviours they are not focusing on finding an adaption and solution to a problem. The result of mental abuse is war. Mental abuse causes war in the mind and war in our homes, schools, work places, and Government. The end result of mental abuse includes: stress, anxiety, depression, suicide, family violence, social violence, bullying, obesity, anorexia, drug and alcohol abuse and in some cases murder.   Mental abuse and intentional (deliberate) mental abuse includes the following behaviours: Ø Raising your voice (e.g. yelling and screaming) Ø Anger and aggression Ø Verbal attacks (e.g. name calling, insults, swearing at others) Ø Arguing Ø Defence/ defending Ø Bullying of yourself and others Ø Physical threats Ø Physical attacks Ø Fighting Ø Crying Ø Blame Ø Pulling faces Ø Not listening Ø Talking over the top of another person when they are speaking Ø Exaggerating the truth and facts of events Ø Lying/deceiving and keeping secrets Ø Jesting and making fun of serious subjects and tasks Ø Ignorance Ø Defiance Ø Intimidation Ø Contradictions (i.e. doing the opposite to what you say you will do or saying the opposite to what you do) Ø Compromising what is right (the lesser of two evils) Ø Avoidance (e.g. changing the point) Ø Picking on other people and their weaknesses without offering improvements Ø Holding grudges and blaming people for mistakes and weaknesses they have taken accountability for and are improving Ø Making accusations without proof, evidence and facts Ø Whinging, bitching and complaining about other people or policies, with no improvement to add Ø Taking without approval or acknowledgement and stealing Ø Persuading or coercing others to back you up against someone else   What are politicians actually doing? Ø Political parties and politicians compete against each other in an effort to make the other party or politician look worse than they do, for position, power, status, and income, within politics Ø Politicians consume their time with intentional mental abuse of each other, rather than focusing on improving policy for all Australians Ø Politicians contradict themselves in what they say and do, about behaviour and policy Ø Politicians are creating confusion in the Australian people by making intentional and unintentional mental abuse acceptable, whilst telling us to remove it Ø Fuelling radical thoughts and behaviours, for example - anxiety, depression, suicide, domestic violence and murder Ø  Making people question and distrust politics, politicians and the purpose of Government.   What are politicians here to do? Ø Work together to implement, review, change and improve policy for the betterment of every Australian Ø Serve and represent the Australian people, not themselves and their own personal agendas and interests Ø Lead the way with good behaviour and management practices, and show others how to do this as well Ø Keep the Australian people informed in a truthful and factual manner Ø Follow through with their promises   What end results will this petition give the Australian people? This petition will: Ø Produce politicians that are leading by good example in personal and professional behavioural practices. Politicians that set the benchmark of behavioural standards for all Australians Ø It will lead to the Australian people gaining trust in politicians and the purpose of Government Ø It will allow the Australian people to see the truth of politicians, who to vote for, and allow them to make a stand to never vote for those who mentally abuse each other Ø Give politicians the opportunity to prove that they are in politics to improve policy and for a better Australia Ø Allow the Australian people to be happier and more productive, because they will have a higher benchmark to look up to in our politicians! They will begin to see a change towards peace in Australia and the world Ø Give the Australian people the opportunity to focus on the prevention and cure of the worst mental and physical health disorders and diseases. For example: stress, anxiety, depression, suicide, family violence, social violence, bullying, obesity, anorexia, drug and alcohol abuse and in some cases murder. Ø Ultimately, this petition will set the foundation for achievable peace in the world, simply by improving and removing our mental abuse of ourselves and each other.   Please sign this petition and help implement change in Australia and ask that intentional mental abuse be made illegal in parliament.   If you are interested in finding out more about this list of mental abuse behaviours, clarification on how they are abusive or how they can be prevented and improved please contact me. Email: Facebook:      

Phil Firkin
33 supporters