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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 onboard 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 valor, 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 Valor" for acts of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril. Australia / Channel 7 - Full documentary of Qantas Flight 72: Mayday / Season 18 Ep.7: Readers Digest Article: The Sun: https://he Sydney Morning Herald:  Sunday News: Captain Kevin Sullivan's NZ TV Interview May 30, 2019: One Breakfast News Interview with John Campbell June 21, 2019: Facebook Page / Photos: No Man's Land: The Untold Story of Automation and QF72: I’m respectfully calling on the people of Australia, and the world at large to please join me in this fight 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. We can no longer ignore the fact that the Qantas Flight 72 incident is now part of our Australian Aviation history. Together we can make this happen! PEOPLE POWER! God Bless, Fuzzy MaiavaQF72 Flight Attendant (Medically Ret.)  

Fuzzy Maiava
45,576 supporters
Update posted 7 days 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. ( 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.

57,397 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Centrelink/NSW Government, Stuart Robert, Justine Elliot

Stop Penalising People with a Disability Pension When They WORK.

Those with Disabilities in Australia receiving the Disability Support Pension (DSP), who look for and retain work whilst living with a disability should NOT be penalised for working by cutting down or reducing their payments. It is DISCRIMINATION to cut their DSP payments down or off, if they work (whether that’s a few hours a week or 30 hours+). People living with a disability can not get ahead in life compared to those living without a disability who can work, or retain full time jobs, work for 30+ hours a week in higher paying jobs over the course of their life and build for their future. The DSP allowance should be SUBSEQUENT to them working in order to compensate for their handicap compared to an abled person. It is discrimination to cut their allowance if they work - whatever work they do. This means they end up working (for those that can work) with their disability - and Centrelink decreases their payments as their work hours increase and those working with a disability end up getting the same amount of money or LESS than if they did not work at all. This is especially important for those who are indigenous Australians living with a disability or severe disability who try to work. Those with a mental, physical, intellectual or psychiatric disability are the most vulnerable in our society, STOP punishing their efforts STOP PUNISHING THOSE WITH DISABILITIES WHO WORK ✔️ 

Georgina E Smith
143 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Scott Morrison, Australian Government, Liberal government

The Coal Age is Gone: End the excessive usage of coal in Australia

In 2019, the news has been buzzing with much of the world taking dire and decisive action on climate change. Australia has yet to join. Carbon emissions have continued to rise since 2013 and programs implemented to decrease the excessive use of coal have continuously failed to show results. Year after year, prime minister after prime minister, our use of coal has continued to rise. For the next 3 years, the Liberal National Party will govern Australia. Our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison (LNP leader) has described those opposed to the excessive use of coal as "ideological" and have a "pathological fear of coal". (And yes, he did bring a piece of coal into Parliament when saying this.) The Liberal National Party, as well as their leader, Scott Morrison are understandably concerned with the economical benefits that exporting and importing coal has on the Australian economy. But their failure to recognise and oversee the devastating impacts of the excessive use of coal has in our atmosphere will impact generations of Australians to come. In fact, studies by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)  have confirmed that 'Australia's contribution to world emissions could almost triple in the next decade.' The ACF commissioned the report by Climate Analytics (science and policy institute) stating that with new mines such as Adani in Queensland, Australia would be held accountable for 12 per cent of international coal emissions. Plans have been made by the Australian Government to construct at least 120 new mines or coal powered stations. Whilst the decisions of our current government remains as it is now, Green Revolution believes that our voices need to be heard now and dire actions to end the excessive use of coal must be taken. Our future depends on it. By signing this petition, you put your name behind the support of: The Declaration that Australia is in a state of climate emergency  The creation of more employment opportunities in the renewable energy industry  A commitment by the government to create a zero carbon future (with a much higher goal than the currently planned 26-28 percent emissions reduction by 2030) The acceleration of more accessible renewable energy sources for households across Australia    Australia's commitment to international obligations such as the Zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 agreement with Paris  The implementation of programs and support for communities affected by the excessive coal emissions Every voice matters in this issue. Together, we will be heard.  Thank you for taking  time to read this. Green Revolution will greatly appreciate your support If you do decide to sign this petition. About Green Revolution: Green Revolution is a new, non-profit organisation that aims to end the excessive coal usage in Australia and embrace a 100% renewable energy future.  Contact Green Revolution: Website: Instagram: @greenrevolutionorg    

Green Revolution
145 supporters