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australia

93 petitions

Started 3 days ago

Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Malcolm Turnbull MP, Bill Shorten

Change the Australian currency name (currently Australian Dollars) to Dollarydoos

Australia is slowly losing our culture, becoming more and more like America and the UK. With the loss of our culture, comes the loss of our nation. Put a stop to all this nonsense and let's take back our culture with the simple task of changing our currency (currently Australian Dollars) to the uniquely Australian name; Dollarydoo's. Yes, it's from the Simpsons but that doesn't stop it from having a true blue Australian ring to it. Wouldn't you agree? Also, our currency would sound so much better with this as our name. Currently, so many countries use the currency 'dollars', and although they have different values, they have the same name. Do we want to be blind followers of a name that we don't even like? Do we want to sacrifice our uniqueness and feel as though this is something that doesn't matter? Do we want to give up and not fight for our say? Do we want to become a meaningless culture? No, we don't. So please sign this petition and we'll take back our uniquely Australian culture, one dollarydoo at a time.                                   Dollarydoos, just for youze! This campaign was sparked by Thomas Probst. Although he got a limited edition $5 note printed by the mint, our aim is to get people to catch onto this trend. Therefore, I challenge you to officially #bringbackdollarydoos. Share this post on your social media with the hashtag #bringbackdollarydoos and raise awareness to this Australian problem. We can do it! We can bring back Australia's unique culture and change the way our entire nation thinks. You know the saying, 'She'll be right?' Well, will she really be alright if we leave this important issue? NO, SHE WON'T! We need to fight for our say, fight for the Dollarydoos!

Lili B
37 supporters
Started 3 days ago

Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten

Fix The Australian Constitution - Section 44.1

Section 44.1 of the Constitution reads: Any person who: is under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or a citizen of a foreign power; or shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives. This has caused some difficulty in the current parliament and the current rulings by the High Court appear to be a hard line on the subject. At the time the Australian Constitution came into being there was no such thing as an Australian Citizen and the words sought to exclude those who had no allegiance to the crown, those who were not British Subjects. Three things have led to the change in circumstances 1949 Australian Citizenship came into being. 1984 Australian Citizens were no longer British Subjects Increased use of dual citizenship to facilitate easy travel Effectively the High Court ruling has changed the meaning of the Constitution without changing the words of the Constitution, which they have the power to do. We believe Section 44.1 should read: Any person who: is not an Australian Citizen; or shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives. The matter of dual citizenship would then be governed by Australian Citizenship, on a one rule for all basis. Then the debate would move to how we feel about dual allegiance for all Australians equitably, not expecting politicians to somehow be more Australian than the rest of us. One rule for all being the guiding principle. It would also mean that eligibility to serve is not determined by how other countries interpret their laws.

Philip Barrington
14 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Fort Street High School

#SaveTheFortians: Stop the "Connected Curricula" program in Fort Street High School

In 2016, Fort Street High School began trialing a program called "Connected Curricula", which claims to allow students to explore a wide range of subjects in their project that will span the majority of the school curriculum. The Year 8 students must study a type or trigger of adolescent anxiety. This program adds to the already far too high workload of students dealing with social, academic, and family lives filled with dysfunction and anxiety in many cases. This project takes away from important class time in which students can focus on subjects and learn them more efficiently than if they were trying to shoehorn them into a single project. The combined topics students are made to include make the project too large to handle with the already ever-increasing school workload. Why take away from class time to make students complete a project whose topic will serve no purpose in later life? Students are made to study the anxiety a lot of them experience on a daily basis. When put into this perspective, it makes students feel dehumanised and objectified, being studied like test subjects. Students are graded on their experiences, told that they are "wrong" because what their experience doesn't line up with the findings of "professionals" who test and find and write, but never even try to listen to the people who actually experience what they're studying. Studying anxiety in this way promotes this viewpoint. Do we really want our students being taken out of class to study something that is ultimately based on experience, and will not be a feature of the later life that high schools claim to try so hard to prepare kids for?

Max Carter
432 supporters