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Petition to Hon Scott Morisson MP, Hon Michael McCormack MP, Mr. Richard Goyder, Qantas Board of Directors, Mr. Alan Joyce, Mr. Allan McArtor, Mr. Tom Enders, Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Hon. Catherine King MP

QANTAS: Forgotten Heroes of Qantas Flight QF72!

  After more than 10 years, we the undersigned are respectfully calling on the Qantas Group Chairman, Mr. Richard Goyder, Qantas Group Board of Directors, and Qantas Group CEO, Mr. Alan Joyce, to please acknowledge and recognise publicly on behalf of the Qantas Group, Qantas Captain Kevin Sullivan (Ret.), First Officer Peter Lipsett, and Second Officer Ross Hales, for their heroic actions in saving the lives of 315 passengers and crew on board Qantas Flight 72 on October 7, 2008. We are also respectfully calling on the Australian Prime Minister, The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, to please acknowledge and recognise publicly, on behalf of the Australian Government, Qantas Captain Kevin Sullivan (Ret.), First Officer Peter Lipsett, and Second Officer Ross Hales, as Australian National Heroes for their commendable and outstanding contribution to Australian Aviation and to the Australian Nation. Against all odds, these courageous men skillfully pulled off one of the most remarkable near-death escapes in aviation history when they critically handled and recovered a falling aircraft from the sky not once but twice when all they could see was the Indian Ocean. Their selfless act, courage, and cool-headed actions under extreme pressure ensured the lives of 315 passengers and crew was safely back in their hands. 119 passengers were injured, twelve seriously, in what was described by many of the passengers as the "Terror Flight from Hell!" Sullivan a born American (who calls Australia his home) is a former U.S. Navy Top Gun fighter pilot. Sullivan had no option but to execute a military manoeuvre to safely land the Qantas Airbus A330 aircraft. A move that was familiar territory for Sullivan having practiced it many times in the Navy for similar situations. In doing so, he and his crew cautiously avoided the possibility of another sudden nosedive which would have been catastrophic and fatal. Sullivan now medically retired faces an uphill battle in dealing with the struggles of managing his chronic PTSD constantly every day as a direct result of Qantas Flight 72. This extraordinary human being has certainly gone above and beyond the call of duty and has certainly ticked all the boxes by far. A very modest and well-respected citizen, Sullivan downplays his heroics acknowledging that it was a team effort just doing their job. Below are just some of the many comments from letters received from some of the passengers. Names have been withheld as respect to their privacy. Your courage, expertise, and experience saved my young family’s life. You are all heroes! The crew absolutely exercised tremendous intelligence, skill and professional composure to bring us home to our extended loved ones on that day You should be all extremely proud of yourselves dealing with such arduous circumstances. Please uphold the faith in your judgement and ability, as you all saved many people that day. I spoke to the Pilot immediately following our emergency landing and although he was physically shaken and drained his first reaction was for the passengers and he travelled through the plane talking to the passengers and calming them. Again our deepest thanks and appreciation to your wonderful crew who were totally professional and deserve public recognition from the company for their actions. I am writing to thank you for saving the lives of my treasured daughters. If it weren’t for the swift skilled actions of the Captain and the care of the crew, their lives could have been cut short.                                   Award Recommendations: The Qantas Chairman's Diamond Award for displaying such extraordinary valour, selflessness, and remarkable courage, which was crucial in protecting the aircraft and the safety of all 315 passengers and crew on board in circumstances of extreme peril. Australia's highest civilian Bravery award, the 'Cross of Valour" for acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril. Australia / Channel 7 - Full documentary of Qantas Flight 72: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cS1SMptlnQ&feature=youtu.be Mayday / Season 18 Ep.7: https://ecomcraze.com/mayday.mp4 Readers Digest Article: https://www.rd.com/true-stories/survival/flight-72 The Sun: https://he www.thesun.co.uk/news/6558877/qantas-flight-qf72-glitch-nosedive-perth-aircras-investigation/ Sydney Morning Herald: https://www.smh.com.au/national/i-ve-become-very-isolated-the-aftermath-of-near-doomed-qf72-20190514-p51n7q.html  Sunday News: https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/112826923/kiwi-airline-stewards-11-years-of-hell-after-being-injured-in-qantas-flight Captain Kevin Sullivan on 'The Project' May 30, 2019: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2019/05/pilot-of-qantas-flight-72-explains-how-he-stopped-a330-from-crashing-in-australia.html One Breakfast News with John Campbell June 21, 2019: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/former-flight-attendant-recalls-nightmare-nosedive-ended-his-career-and-pilots-heroics Facebook Page / Photos: https://facebook.com/qantasflight72 No Man's Land: The Untold Story of Automation and QF72: https://www.harpercollins.co.nz/9780733339745/no-mans-land-the-untold-story-of-automation-and-qf72/ Lastly, I’m respectfully calling on the people of Australia, and the World at large to please help me by signing this petition, share it online, and making it go viral, until Qantas, the Australian Government, and Airbus do what is right and acknowledge these heroes publicly. Together we can help right a wrong! PEOPLE POWER! God Bless, Fuzzy MaiavaQF72 Flight Attendant (Medically Ret.) http://m.me/qantasflight72  

Fuzzy Maiava
56,022 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Mr Christian Porter, Minister Mathias Cormann, Mr Scott Morrison, Mr Anthony Albanese, Ms Pauline Hanson, Ms Jackie Lambie

An Independent Enquiry into Commonwealth Government and Political Corruption in Australia

I am an Australian Public Servant (APS). I have made complaints regarding criminal conduct of APS employees in the past regarding a matter through the proper avenues within the appropriate agencies, as did other employees. The complaints I made were deliberately not investigated to any proper extent and all complaints were unsubstantiated. I have referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for investigation as it concerns conduct of malfeasance, perversion of the course of justice and abuse of public office to name the likely offences, however, the agency themselves have reported to the AFP that all the matters have been investigated, which is not true. I have taken the matter to the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s Office who have unsubstantiated the matters, regardless of the evidence I have produced. I have taken the matter to the then Commissioner of the Australian Public Service Commission who declined to investigate the matter.I have sent letters and emails to the Minister in charge of the agency concerned at the time, who referred me back to the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s office and the AFP. I have sent letters and emails to 148 Members of Parliament requesting an independent investigation into this matter and, to my disgust, I received very little response, let alone support from our Members of Parliament. I have notified the Prime Minister (edited 24 08 18 - previous Prime Minister) and opposition leader regarding this matter on several occasions, to no avail.I have been the recipient of reprisals from two different agencies because of my complaints, even though my complaints were made through the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013. I have evidence of the above and I would also like to state the following regarding this matter:• Government agencies have spent a great deal of tax payer’s money to cover-up this matter;• I suspect secretaries of two government agencies have been involved in covering this matter up and reprisals against myself for making complaints regarding this matter and pursuing it;• I suspect there is a current serving MP who has been a part of the reprisals;• I believe this matter is known to the latest Ex-Prime Minister (Malcolm Turnbull) of the government of the day;• I believe the latest Ex-Prime Minister of the government of the day has not fulfilled his duty whilst in office in respect of this matter and has not ensured there is a proper system in place to ensure complaints of government and political corruption are investigated properly in Australia; • I believe any independent investigation/enquiry into this matter will clearly underscore both high level maleficence and systemic corruption within several different government agencies; and• I have tried to report this matter through all and every available avenue available to public servants, however, the system is designed to have sensitive matters like this unsubstantiated and covered-up at the expense of the complainant and the Australian public, regardless of the immense value to the public interest. There is a great deal of evidence that can corroborate and support the above. I have been conservative when detailing my assertions, suspicions and beliefs and I know any independent investigation/enquiry would flesh out the basics I have articulated above and much more. As an Australian Public Servant, I have always been apolitical in respect of this matter and will continue to be. I believe it is my duty to the Australian people, particularly Australian taxpayers, to pursue this matter for their sake and for the sake of democracy, regardless of our political persuasions. Everyone will benefit from a more transparent and corrupt free government. I believe when it is the case that the upper echelons, including heads, of political parties and government agencies are involved in conduct, that equates to perverting the course of justice, reprisals and abuse of public office that the public has a right to know what their hard earned cash is being spent on and for the offenders to be brought to justice, for the sake of all Australians and for the sake of justice. I also believe that persons who have deliberately not acted on information at the expense of the Australian taxpayer when they are employed in positions to act on such information are also offending in the same manner. I am writing this letter to the Australian public because they deserve to know what is really going on and how their taxpayers’ dollars are being spent. It is obvious to me that the government of the day and key persons within certain agencies have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure this matter is not made available to the public for their own agendas, at the very expense of the public, both financially and otherwise, which I think is an absolutely disgraceful way to treat the Australian Public and democracy within Australia, particularly considering that many Australians have given their lives to protect democracy in this country. I wish for this petition to go the Attorney General of Australia, Christian Porter, to the new Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison and to the new Minister for the Australian Public Service, Mathias Cormann, to have this matter investigated by the AFP AND ALSO an independent enquiry to determine how the original investigation was managed by all parties concerned with the power to refer persons to the AFP.  Thank you for your time, Ken Carrollkennybc@gmail.com  

Ken Carroll
2,803 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to David Coleman, Department of Home Affairs Australia, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs The Hon David Coleman MP, Sussan Ley, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton

Make the Great Barrier Reef an Australian citizen and protect her right to live.

You may not know it, but the world’s largest living organism, the Great Barrier Reef, has been looking out for you your entire life. She’s been protecting your coastlines, preventing tidal waves & tropical storms from washing away your cities. She’s regulating the carbon dioxide levels of the ocean to combat climate change and keep your air and beaches clean. She’s created a nursery to more than 10% of the planet’s fish species, helping to maintain the world’s fish populations. She’s even contributing to the Australian economy by generating $6.4 billion every year, supporting over 64,000 jobs and holding a modest net worth of $56 billion. (That’s about twice the worth of Aussie bazillionaire, Rupert Murdoch). But despite her massive contribution to Australia, she’s still denied the one basic right of every Australian citizen – the right to live. Coal mining, greenhouse gas emissions, the continued growth of the fossil fuel industry and lack of action against climate change are all threatening the life of the Great Barrier Reef. In fact, more than half of the shallow water corals of the GBR have been bleached to death since 2016 – all due to increasing ocean temperatures that force her to starve herself.  And with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority approving the dumping of more than 1 million tonnes of dredge spoil within the marine park boundaries, things aren't looking to improve. (https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-dumping-of-1-million-tonnes-of-dredge-sludge-onto-australia-s-great-barrier-reef) But not all is lost. We at LADBible Australia have a plan. On May 8, 2019 (Australia’s unofficial day to be thankful for your Aussie mates) we contacted the Australian Department of Home Affairs to make the living, breathing Great Barrier Reef, an Aussie citizen. WHY WOULD WE DO THAT? Well, by making the Great Barrier Reef an Australian citizen she’ll then be protected by FOUR key Australian rights and freedoms: Article 12.3 The right to the highest attainable standard of physical health. Article 7.1 Freedom from torture or inhuman treatment and punishment. Article 1.2 The right to maintain your own means of subsistence. Article 6.1 The right to life.  Put simply, if we recognise her contribution to Australia and rightfully make her an Aussie citizen, then the Australian government is obliged to make decisions in the interest of her health and safety (and in turn take real action against the one thing that’s really killing her – Climate Change!) BUT YOU CAN’T MAKE A REEF A CITIZEN, CAN YOU? SURE, YOU CAN: To become an Australian Citizen you simply need to tick the following boxes: 1) Be a permanent resident ✔ (She’s permanently residing across 344,400 sqm of Australia) 2) Be in Australia when a decision is made ✔ (She’s certainly not taking any holidays abroad) 3) Have spent time in Australia and know about the country ✔ (How does 500,000+ years and literally being a good chunk of the country sound?) 4) Intend to stay in Australia or maintain a lasting link ✔ (Links don’t get much more lasting than this) But seeing as we don’t have the power to grant her citizenship on our own (as much as we’d like to), we’re calling for power in numbers. More specifically your numbers. Every vote of support you contribute will directly notify the Australian Government, to let them know we are a unified voice who believe this living, breathing Aussie icon, should become a living, breathing Aussie citizen. So join us and let's help get the Great Barrier Reef her citizenship to give her the same rights that every living being on this planet deserves – the right to life.

CITIZEN REEF
72,875 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Scott Morrison

Dismiss Peter Dutton

We've always known Peter Dutton was a bit of an idiot. Remember the time he: Reckoned letting Lebanese refugees into Australia was single handedly responsible for the rise in the crime rate? Called Journalist Samantha Maiden a “mad f***ing witch” ? Joked with Tony Abott about drowning Pacific Islanders? Recently however, Mr Potato Head has outdone himself. In response to ongoing environmental protests in Brisbane, Dutton recommended that protesters be thrown into jail on an indefinite term, have their incomes stripped and be publicly shamed, which if enacted, is a potential violation of at least six International Human Rights, Including (But at this stage not limited to): The right to freedom of assembly and association (Articles 21 and 22 ICCPR and Article 8 ICESCR) The right to self-determination (Article 1 ICCPR) The right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief Article 18 ICCPR) The right to freedom of opinion and expression (Article 19 ICCPR) The right to freedom of movement (Article 12 ICCPR) The right to take part in the conduct of public affairs (Article 25 ICCPR) Note: List above refers to rights set down in Articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and in one case the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)  As if that wasn't enough, word has come through that Laws enacted in 2015 regarding Counter-Terrorism, laws that Dutton backed, are also in breach of International Law and have been found by Police officials to be in some cases stopping them from carrying out vital work in the defense of our nation and people. This joke has gone quite far enough. I, and all those who sign this petition call for the immediate dismissal of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton from public office and the annulment of all policies backed by Mr Dutton during his time in office, citing numerous concerns about the legality of said policies and calling into question Mr Dutton's fitness for any role in politics.

Andrew Phillips
23 supporters