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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.

68,741 supporters
Started 2 weeks 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
18 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to David Coleman, Ian Lees-Galloway, Jacinda Ardern, Scott Morrison

Get NZ Citizens Equal Rights in Australia

In 2001, John Howard changed the laws around New Zealanders emigrating to Australia. Any NZ citizen moving to Australia gets granted an SCV visa. This allows us to work and live in Australia. However, those on unprotected SCVs (post 2001) are barred from accessing any help financially, socially and are even barred from some forms of employment.  Non-protected SCV holders are unable to work in the Australian Public Service, nor are they able to work in the Australian Defence Force. Non-protected SCV holders are unable to receive unemployment benefits, study assistance payments, sickness payments or carer payments - regardless of time lived in Australia or taxes paid. Non-protected SCV holders cannot access their superannuation under financial hardship, as the legislation states that an applicant must be on eligible income support payments for a consecutive 26 weeks. Non-protected SCV holders are ineligible to receive income support payments.  Non-protected SCV holders are unable to access HECS or HELP loans, unless they meet very strict criteria - which most adult SCV holders do not meet. Non-protected SCV holders cannot obtain certain levels of security clearance, barring them from certain employment positions.  There are only three pathways for non-protected SCV holders to achieve citizenship in Australia. Either through a partner visa, meeting an income threshold over a consecutive 5 years, or have an employer willing to sponsor you. On the other hand, an Australian Citizen that decides to move to NZ, only has to spend two consecutive years in the country to be eligible for all of the services that are denied to kiwis here.  Something needs to change. We pay our taxes, we contribute to society. We want to better ourselves, make a life for ourselves and raise our families here. It's time the Australian Government started treating us as equals here, as the New Zealand Government does for Australians.  Please sign this petition and help us to get our voices heard.

Rebekah Norman
349 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

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: Mayday / Season 18 Ep.7: Readers Digest Article: The Sun: https://he Sydney Morning Herald:  Sunday News: Captain Kevin Sullivan on 'The Project' May 30, 2019: One Breakfast News with John Campbell June 21, 2019: Facebook Page / Photos: No Man's 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.)  

Fuzzy Maiava
49,054 supporters