Petition to Natalie Hutchins, Leslie Williams, Peter Collier, Nigel Scullion, Kyam Maher, Curtis Pitt, Chris Bourke, TAS Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Will Hodgman
Stop importing fake Indigenous art
Even if we are not able to get a policy put in place, I hope that this petition sends a strong message to visitors to Australia: Please do not fund the fake Aboriginal art industry! When buying products that give the impression of Indigenous art, make sure your money is going to an Indigenous artist or organisation. This petition is to request a policy that will prevent the importation of products that are passed off as Indigenous-made and sold in Australia. The products I am talking about are mostly painted Boomerangs, key chains, bags with fake Aboriginal designs on them and even some painted canvases. Thousands of these products are sold every day to tourists in Australia. Some of them have removable labels or stickers stating where the product was made, some of them have no labels at all. Regardless of labeling or lack of, many of these foreign made products use iconic images and traditional painting styles that give consumers a false impression about the origin of the products. It may be hard to police the sale of non-genuine Aboriginal products in general but banning the import of products that mimic Indigenous art would go a long way in reducing the number of fakes on the market, given that most of them are foreign made. Such a ban would mean that anybody wanting to mass produce and sell fake Aboriginal products would have to make the product in Australia. This would severely reduce the profit margin, taking away the incentive for people to produce the fakes altogether. It would also leave the market open for genuine Indigenous art sales to thrive.
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Arthur Sinodinos, Nick Xenophon, Rachel Sanderson, Amanda Rishworth, Mark Butler
APPROVE ORKAMBI FOR AUSTRALIANS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS
#WeNeedOrkambi There are 2,500 Australians effected by Cystic Fibrosis; most life threatening, hereditary illness effecting Australians. 1 in 25 people are carriers - many unknown to this.Every 4 days a baby is born with Cystic Fibrosis.Every 9 days a person with Cystic Fibrosis dies.The average life expectancy is 37 years, most not making it to their 30's due to lung failure.I am 29 years old with a life expectancy of just 37 years of age. That means I have 8 years left to live. I have 2 young children, a husband and a family with so much to live for. Cystic Fibrosis is a hidden disability, slowly killing me on the inside. Orkambi will improve my health in ways I only dream off. To not have Orkambi accessible leads me to a not so long life. Will you be able to explain to my babies why Mummy wasn’t able to have access to a drug, a drug that could have saved her life. Please don’t let that be a conversation that has to happen. Approve Orkambi on the PBS & remove the expiry date for my life. Clinical trials here in Australia and overseas have proved Orkambi’s clinical effectiveness and safety and the drug was seen to not only improve health outcomes but also quality of life. Orkambi, created to mask the F508del gene mutations, improves lung function and reduces exacerbations, hospitalisation and antibiotic use. Trial participants reported improved nutrition and subsequent BMI increases, both of which have the capacity to stave off diabetes.Most importantly the Orkambi trial had a positive effect on the mental health of people with CF. Research shows that overall wellness leads to social inclusion and an increase in employment and education participation. These factors in turn reduce personal and family stress resulting in less depression and anxiety for patients, parents and support networks.In Australia we pride ourselves on a fair and supportive health system and now people with CF find themselves caught in the middle of a battle between the Government and the drug development company Vertex over price. Things need to change. The CF community should not be penalised because of a breakdown in a commercial agreement. We must move swiftly as every day that a person is denied access to Orkambi is another day of potential life limiting lung damage.For more information:email@example.com/Emmahmoney www.cysticfibrosis.org.au
Petition to Barnaby Joyce
Stop Singapore Military Taking Farm Land in Marlborough, Queensland.
Stop the expansion of Singapore Military training grounds in Marlborough, Queensland. This is land belonging to 40 farmers who will be kicked out if no one stops it. Some of these farmers have families and their livelihoods are at stake. We can not and will not let the government sell land from under the feet of hard working Australians to foreign governments for the purpose of training their military when they can train on their own land in their own country. Say no to foreign ownership of Australian land, say no to Singapore.
Petition to Australians, Federal Trade Commission, Aboriginal People, artists, Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten, Bob Katter
Importation of FAKE Aboriginal Arts into Australia
We as First Australian Artists are campaigning and speaking up for our Rights as legitimate Aboriginal Artists and state that ownership, responsibility and control by us as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of our cultural heritage is paramount. It is a way of economic empowerment for us as artists who are trying to earn money from selling, reselling and reproducing of our works through sale, copyright and resale royalties and being denied a legitimate income because of this FAKE ART as has been campaigned before. We do not want any more 'Grey areas'We want the Laws changed so that: It is ILLEGAL to IMPORT printed/stamped/hand painted Aboriginal art on Aboriginal cultural artifacts (ie didgeridoos, boomerangs, music/clapping sticks, emu callers, bullroarers etc). All cultural artifacts can only be hand painted in Australia by Aboriginal Artists (certified and approved) It is ILLEGAL to IMPORT hand painted Aboriginal Artworks on canvasses or similar medium. All canvasses of Aboriginal Art can only be hand painted by Aboriginal Artists in Australia and only allowed to be reproduced (printed)) under strict License Agreements. Wholesalers/distributors of Aboriginal Art to keep certificate of Aboriginality for each Aboriginal Artist along with 1 reference from 1 acknowledged Elder to verify the Aboriginality & authenticity of this Artist and this certification must be supplied to every Retailer to be viewed by Law on request and be self-regulated. As Aboriginal Artists, we have no issue with the importation of blank timber for boomerangs, music sticks etc which cannot be sourced in Australia but they must only then be hand painted in Australia by legitimate Aboriginal Artists. Please email them through to firstname.lastname@example.org
Petition to email@example.com
Supermarkets in Australia should make healthy food cheaper.
1 in 3 Australian children are overweight or obese, and this is not going to change if supermarkets are offering healthier food options at two or three times the price of their unhealthy counterparts. This survey will go to the Victorian State Government.
Petition to Hon Peter Dutton MP
I have trained many young Australians and my boys were born here - please help us stay.
Hello everyone, My name is Vinh To, I hope you can take the time to read my family’s story. Over the last 10 years that my wife and I have lived in Sydney, Australia we have tried appealing to rectify our Visa problem as we were tricked into coming to this wonderful country by unscrupulous people, including immigration agents. What followed was many years of ensuing very expensive, and even misguided and negligent, legal advice that has adversely affected our application. We have now been advised we must leave Australia; we only have a few days left on our bridging Visa. My wife and I could accept this fate and let go of our dreams except for what has now become our main priority in life – our two boys. Our beautiful boys, Lucas (5yrs) and Louis (3yrs) were born in Australia. Our two boys have only known Australia, they have been raised as Australians, all their friends are here, their day-to-day lives and activities are here, their education is here and their native tongue is English. Australia is their home, they have never left the country and only know the Australian way of life. Please help us and our boys stay in this wonderful country by signing this petition to the Hon Peter Dutton, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, for his Ministerial intervention. The Minister’s intervention would allow us to remain in Australia. Our efforts to date for Ministerial intervention are currently being denied by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection; as such our appeal for intervention is not being forwarded to the Minister. Without the Honourable Peter Dutton’s Ministerial intervention we must take our boys to Vietnam, a place they have never been to. Our boys have been raised as Australians, they are Australians by culture and would not fit into the Vietnamese way of life. Deporting them to Vietnam will cause them considerable isolation and hardship which will have an adverse impact on their health and wellbeing. In comparison to life in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Australia has significantly lower levels of crime, less corruption, much better educational and career opportunities, stringent food, health and safety standards, and a better level of healthcare. Of considerable concern, child safety is a growing problem in Vietnam with many reported cases of child abductions. Our sons would face a life of many challenges and hardship in Vietnam. I am a qualified and highly skilled tradesperson and have worked full-time and paid taxes since being in Australia. During my time in Australia, I have worked for three businesses and have been instrumental in the training and education of well over a dozen young Australian trainees and apprentices. Through my skills and unique expertise I have contributed to Australia and have trained and imparted my skills and knowledge to many young talented Australians who are now qualified and, themselves, contributing to Australia. If I am granted a Visa to remain in Australia, as I dearly hope, I have no doubt I will continue to train, mentor and help many more young Australians achieve their goal of becoming qualified highly competent tradespeople. One of the main criteria for Ministerial intervention is that a person must be a benefit to Australia. As a skilled tradesperson who has trained many young Australians I truly believe I have contributed to Australia and will continue to be a benefit to Australia and its people. The careless and flawed immigration legal advice and work we have received has resulted in our unsuccessful application to have our Visa problem rectified so we may remain here in Australia. This legal advice has been a considerable drain on our financial resources; to the extent that if we are sent back to Vietnam we will struggle to set-up a home for our boys, let alone send them to school or provide them with adequate healthcare. Sadly, the circumstances in which we found ourselves have had a negative impact on being re-granted a Visa. During the 10 years we have been in Australia we have lived and abided by the laws and customs of Australia and I firmly believe that we have contributed positively to Australia. If we are granted a Visa to remain in Australia my wife, my boys and I will continue to contribute to Australia, the country we so profoundly love and respect. After 10 years in Australia, to deport my family to Vietnam would have an immeasurable detrimental impact on my family. The deportation of my sons to a foreign country is a cruel and harsh punishment of innocent children. I sincerely and respectfully ask for your help in encouraging the Hon Peter Dutton for his Ministerial intervention in granting my wife, my boys and I a Visa to remain in Australia. By signing and sharing our petition with your friends and family you will be helping us get the Minister to personally investigate our case in which he will see we are genuine people who are of benefit to Australia and its people. Currently, the Department is blocking our requests for the Minister’s intervention. Please help us by signing and sharing this petition. Yours sincerely, Vinh To and family UPDATES: We have some very good news to share with you all. Last week we received written notification from the Department of Home Affairs that the Assistant Minister Mr Alex Hawke has granted me, my wife and our two children Australian residency. We would like to thank you all for your support and helping us obtain ministerial intervention. Our words cannot express the respect and gratitude we have for you all - without your efforts and support we would never have achieved this wonderful outcome. We are truly happy to be able to call Australia home. So thank you all, we are forever grateful and indebted to you all. We have been granted an extension on our Bridging Visa by DIBP and may remain in Australia until October 1, 2017. On advice, a complaint has been lodged with MARA about the conduct and practices of our previous immigration agents. Thank you everyone for your amazing support to date. Please ask your family and friends to also sign our petition.
Petition to Australians
A Royal Commission into Australia Post
Australian’s deserve a better, more reliable postal service. You only need to look at the online reviews of Australia Post and Startrack Express, to realize we don’t have one single reliable courier company in this country. Any company who receives over one million complaints each year is in need of a shake-up. Now it’s time to force the government to give Australia Post the shake-up it deserves. If we don’t, you may not get your Christmas presents delivered on time again this year! Australia Post is a government-owned business, with the Australian Government as the only shareholder through the Minister for Communications and the Minister for Finance. It is governed under the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989. Australia Post has the following general obligations:· To perform its functions as far as possible consistent with sound commercial practice. · Commercial obligations for sound commercial practice when possible.· Community service obligations (CSO).· Governmental obligations such as directions by the Minister, international conventions and government policies.Australia Post continually fails to meet their obligations to the general public of Australia. Whilst the CEO is paid a salary package in excess of five and a half million dollars, the suckers who pay those wages (us) don’t get their goods delivered on time and often at all. If Australia Post was privately owned, it would have been forced to close due to insolvency. But the Government does nothing to improve or fix the issues. Here is your opportunity to call for a Royal Commission into the mismanagement of Australia Post and Startrack Express. Australia, we deserve better!
Petition to Australia, Australia Navarro, malcomturnbull, Malcom, Malcolm Turnbull, Malcolm Turnbull MP, Target Australia, Triple J
new anthem for straya'
Advance Australia fair is out-dated, and is no longer a banger and relevant to the younger generations of aussies.We need to change the anthem to a timeless classic and banger. After hours of searching we have come to the conclusion that, John Farnham's, "You're the voice", is the best option for this as it gets everyone turnt like they just popped three pinggaz. After dear considerations and hard work we've tested this at our local sporting events and the responses we received were much greater then that of Advance Australia Fair. Imagine the 2020 Olympics, when the aussies march out to this certified banger, all the other countries will be like "Fuck, check out theses sick cunts!". That is how we want other countries to view us, as loose units not uptight old cunts.The changing of the anthem, will distance us from the UK and help our country establish our own identity. This change will likely bring about the immigration of many to our great land, doctors will get sick of their country and when they have a google of other countries they'll hear our anthem and be like " aye, these cunts are loose as!". All Australians will benefit from this change as it is a happy change that will lead to discoveries of self worth and value. This change will increase the quality of life for everyone through out our great nation. ALSO FUCK PAULINE HANSON