Petition to Strath Taieri Community Board
DEMAND Strath Taieri Board Member BEVAN DOWLING resign his position - STOP THE SILENCE.
BEVAN DOWLING, a Strath Taieri Community Board Member (Dunedin City) was recently convicted of assaulting a woman (his partner) after returning home from the pub, and sentenced to six months’ supervision. This was not a one off event. Read here: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/board-member-convicted-assault Family Violence continues to be a plague on New Zealand society and we all must act to eradicate it. BEVAN DOWLING remaining in a position of leadership supports the SILENCE and acceptance of Family Violence. This can not be condoned and he must RESIGN. Leaders in the community can not force this change (https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/board-stays-silent-others-perplexed-stance ) but we can STAND UP and voice our opinion. SILENCE from BEVAN DOWLING is not to be tolerated. We must break the SILENCE and we must DEMAND ACTION. BEVAN DOWLING must act - RESIGN his role, get educated in how to manage his anger and address his hideous violence against woman issues. Perhaps then he could STAND UP and be an advocate for CHANGE, maybe even return to the Strath Taieri Community Board. STAND UP, Petition and show your support for BEVAN DOWLING to RESIGN.
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!
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: email@example.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/philfirkin
Petition to Anyone!
1/4 WOMEN AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Put an end to it!
When I googled 'Domestic Violence' and it came up with "violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner" it kind of shocked me that there were actual people going through this disgusting matter. When i further research it turns our 1 in 4 women are subject to Domestic Violence in their lifetime! Look around, you have more than 4 women in your life and just think if one of them are going through this inhumane act. It breaks my heart to think that my mother, or aunty, or sister, niece cousin ANYONE is hurt when they are meant to be in a loving relationship. A women is more likely to be killed by a spouse or partner over any other person. Imagine your daughter or son going through this! This is a fast growing problem in todays society. The fact this is happening day-to-day without any changed being made! This mess needs to be stopped by the support of YOU and the spreading of awareness of domestic violence. Without the help this will never stop! Please sign my petition to show that you care about this matter and together we can get something done! Many thanksBelle xo