Petition to City of Wanneroo
A Horse Beach and Australia Day Picnic Races in Two Rocks, W.A.
With the closure of the horse beach at Mullaloo, there are now no beaches in the Northern Suburbs of Perth where people can legally take their horses and enjoy the benefits and fun of exercising their animals at the beach. We propose a section of coastline in Two Rocks to be considered as a location for such an area. There is a good stretch of safe beach, free from rocks, reefs and obstacles located between the area known as 'The Spot' and the Two Rocks Dog Beach. This area is rarely utilised by the vast majority of locals as they prefer to swim at the Yanchep Lagoon and other more popular swimming spots - but there is plenty of room for everyone. For at least the past 20 years the place has been illegally accessed by people who use 4wd vehicles to drive on the beach and they show little respect for the wildlife they impact upon. With the creation of a horse beach, there would be a disruption to this activity as a secondary benefit. Australia Day horse races and other equestrian events held at this beach would increase tourism to the area and benefit the local economy. Horse owners in the northern suburbs deserve to have a horse beach - and it would be wonderful to have an annual 'Bush Picnic' type race held on Australia Day as this is a traditional Aussie activity that doesn't seem to happen much any more. If we had an event such as an Australia Day Picnic Races it would draw interest from people outside of the City of Wanneroo and would be an excellent family day where young and old could experience the beauty of the area, the excitement of a horse race, the colour and spectacle of dressing up and celebrating our National Day and it would be something that everyone, not just horse owners and riders could be involved in. Please sign this petition so it can be presented to the City of Wanneroo and lets get our horses a beautiful beach to enjoy. We live in the lucky country - and with a bit of luck, the Western Australian horse owners, horse lovers and general public will have somewhere to go and see why living really is great in the City of Wanneroo.
Petition to The Hon Scott Morrison
Change the Date of Australia Day to May 27th
Australia Day is currently on January 26th, the day of the first fleet landing. The day when Aborigines lost their lives as a people. There is so much debate as to whether Australia Day should be changed. The perfect day to change it to would be May 27th, which is the day of the 1967 Referendum when Australian citizens voted yes to allowing Aborigines to be counted in the census, and to change he constitution regarding to Aborigines laws.
Petition to Federal Government of Australia
#ChangeTheDate of Australia Day to the 1st of January
The 26th of January as Australia Day doesn't make sense, we cannot unite on the date that the British started colonisation here in 1788. We need a date we can ALL CELEBRATE! #changethedate to January 1. "Australia Day should be a source of unity, pride and celebration that reflects the identities, histories and cultures of all Australians." Justin Mohamed, CEO of Reconciliation Australia. January 26 represents Invasion Day and Genocide. It's also a day of mourning for Aboriginal people as they grieve the loss of thousands of Aboriginal people who were massacred during colonisation. It is Survival Day for Aboriginal people too. But not a date to celebrate Australia as a nation. Aboriginal people have been here for over 65,000 years! They are the First Nations, let's respect them. Change the date of Australia Day to January 1st, because that was the uniting of our nation as the Federation of Australia in 1901. We celebrate 117 years of Federation in 2018! This can bring the states and territories together. This act made Australia separate from Britain as a federated nation. We need a date that symbolises our independence as a nation. The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act was proclaimed on 1st January 1901 in Centennial Park, Sydney with Sir Edmund Barton as the first Prime Minister of Australia! Changing the date is important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We need to respect the first nations as the traditional owners of the land. This will be a big step for reconciliation. Other dates that have been proposed are May 8, but this holds no historical significance and may clash with mothers day; March 3 for Australia Act 1986, but this has little meaning as a lesser known date involving politicians and may clash with Labour day WA. January 1st has historical significance to celebrate as the anniversary of Federation and unites Australia! Please sign the petition and #changethedate. This requires Federal Government approval as a National Public Holiday. Another holiday can be generated in lieu of January 26 or rename that holiday, and New Year's Day will coincide with Australia day.
Petition to Scott Morrison, Mayor Shane Van Styn
To reverse the ban on boardies, thongs and singlets on Australia Day.
Our Aussie PM has decided to ban boardshorts, singlets and thongs being worn by our newest Aussies on our greatest day, Australia Day. As a former bouncer myself, where is the line between boardies and casual shorts? Where is the line between thongs for men and slip-ons for women? Why would a singlet be banned for men but a light shoulderless top be ok for women? What about our Islander and Asian friends whose slip-ons are a part of national dress? Here in Geraldton, our ceremony is done down on the beach in between sets of music on our wonderful family foreshore in about 40 degree heat. If old mate new citizen wants to chuck on a pair of pluggers and celebrate all things Australian, then he should be able to do that. Whilst I am officiating Australia Day citizenship ceremonies as the mayor of the City of Greater Geraldton, if you want to emblazon yourself in an Australian singlet or wear boardies cause you are joining in the fun, I will let you up on stage and gladly welcome you as a new Australian. So ScoMo you Ocker, (albeit US cap wearing) affable, fair dinkum Aussie. See it in your heart to set those pluggers free on Australia Day. If you agree with me that the PM is going too far with this dress code, sign my petition and share it.
Petition to Scott Morrison
Change Australia's national anthem to Down Under by Men at Work
Australia's national anthem is old and outdated, and isn't really relatible anymore. But Down Under, it's a national treasure that everyone loves and can appreciate. It shows Austalian pride and spirit and would have a large impact on tourism, for example Tourist one: " I'm planning a trip to Australia soon" Tourist two: " You mean 'The land down under', right?" Tourist one: " Yeah!" Tourist two: " Well you better get two tickets because I'm coming with!" With more people coming to Australia, that means more money to our country, and thats a good thing. :)