Petition to Yvette D'ath, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Annastacia Palaszczuk
6 months for raping 6 year old- urgent inquiry into Child Sex Abuse sentencing!
These dangerous laws sicken me. Child sex offender Gary Brabham has just been released - serving just 6 months for raping an 6 year old girl. Queensland's child sex abuse sentences are weak and offensive - they need urgent review. I’m friends with the victim’s mum. The judge reported that Gary showed "no remorse". He even tried to appeal this lenient sentence. He's now out, free to abuse innocent victims again. He’s the son of a famous racing driver, using his family’s wealth to throw cash at lawyers to fight his way through the justice system. Yet the Queensland justice system is allowing this behaviour, continuing to fail abused children, knowingly letting a child sex offender walk our streets. It's time to put an end to these dangerously lenient sentences for child sex abusers in Queensland - please sign and share my petition to the Premier!
Petition to NSW Court of Appeal
Sentence Andrew Nolan to 25 Years for the Catastrophic Abuse of 7 Month Old Bobby Webber
We are petitioning for the maximum possible sentence of 25 years imprisonment to be handed down to Andrew Nolan - a child basher who catastrophically abused 7 month old Bobby Webber leaving him brain damaged, quadriplegic and with cerebral palsy for the rest of his life. On 8th December 2016 Judge P. Ingram handed down a sentence of 12 years and 6 months with a non-parole period of 8 years and 6 months..... with time already served, Nolan will be eligible for parole in April 2023. This sentence has now been appealed and we need your help in joining our fight for tougher sentencing for Andrew Nolan - a monster who has shown no remorse, was in a sound state of mind and knew exactly what he was doing to Bobby that fateful night. Bobby will be affected by his injuries for the rest of his life - he is quadriplegic with dystonic cerebral palsy, cortical vision impairment and epilepsy. The punishment for Nolan should match the crime that he committed against 7 month old Bobby Webber. Here is a little bit about Bobby's story... In September 2014, a little 7 month old baby boy was beaten to near death in his home on the Central Coast, NSW whilst in the care of his non-biological Uncle, Andrew Nolan. Bobby endured multiple skull fractures caused by blunt force trauma, blood pooling in his eyes from being violently shaken, carpet burn marks on his forehead, fractured vertebrae, shattered ankles, bruised genitalia, bite marks on his little body amongst other atrocities too graphic to disclose. Bobby’s injuries left him completely brain damaged and requiring round the clock care. A few days after that fateful night, his parents made the heartbreaking decision to switch off his life support following the advice of his team of Doctor's. Against all odds, Bobby did not give up the fight once life support was switched off and miraculously continued breathing. Bobby spent the next two months in hospital suffering multiple seizures per day and being fed by a tube, but continued to make steady progress with small reactive responses despite his extensive injuries. In October 2014, Bobby's non-biological Uncle, was arrested and charged with Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent and denied bail. On Bobby's 2nd birthday in February 2016 Andrew Nolan pleaded guilty.
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Federal Attorney-General George Brandis, Minister for Women Tanya Davies, Justice Hon Michael Keenan MP
Help Take 5 put victims of domestic violence in control!
A piece of paper isn’t enough to keep domestic violence victims safe. Since Sydney mum-of-four Jean Lennon was shot and killed by her ex-husband on the steps of the Family Law Court 21 years ago, with an AVO document in her hand, not much has been done to save victims’ lives. On average one Aussie woman dies each week at the hands of a partner or an ex. Almost one quarter of these victims had already taken out an AVO against their murderer. This is a national disgrace. Here at Take 5 magazine we're demanding the government do more to keep women safe. We've demanded tougher sentences and imprisonment for violent offenders who breach an AVO. But that alone isn't enough. And the technology exists to better protect women and warn them that they are in danger. The NSW government is currently leading the way on GPS tracking with a system being trialled which has the option to alert victims, as well as police, when an abuser breaches a pre-set radius. These GPS tracking units, in the form of an anklet, are worn by violent abusers at high risk of reoffending. The victim carries a device in her handbag that is used to call her if the monitoring centre believes she is in any danger, such as if the abuser goes within any pre-set distance of his victim. But the victim alert isn’t always used in NSW and nationally we need to do better. We want this system to be rolled out for all high risk offenders for sentencing, bail and parole and all victims need the option to receive this device. This system is currently being used internationally in countries such as Spain, Portugal and UK. In Spain, to date, 800 couples have taken part in the program over a 10-year period and in that time the country’s high rate of domestic violence deaths dropped to zero. These victims deserve to know if the man who attacked them is near so they can take action and be empowered to make their own decisions. She deserves the chance to take control. This GPS system that notifies both authorities and victims has saved lives so we're demanding our government give it a go. We're sending this petition to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Federal Attorney General Brandis, Justice Hon Michael Keenan MP and Minister for Women Tanya Davies. Please sign it to show them you won’t stand to see more women killed at the hands of their current or ex partners. Enough is enough.
Petition to Gabrielle Upton MP, NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, The Honourable Gabrielle Upton, MP the Attorney General of NSW, Director Department of Justice NSW, Mike Baird Premier of New South Wales, Adrian Piccoli MP
Justice for Stephanie Scott
This is a petition to the NSW Department of Public Prosecutions to appeal the pathetic 15 month sentence handed down to Marcus Stanford for being an accessory after the fact of Steph's murder by his brother Vincent. I was a part of the search party for Stephanie Scott - before we found out that she’d been raped and murdered at the school where she worked. The news rocked our community. Now I’ve just heard that the man who covered up her murder will be let out 15 days - it makes me sick. Steph was my daughter's teacher and friend - the memories of the desperate search for her are etched in my mind. It’s a horrendous blow to us all that this man who helped Stephanie’s killer cover up her murder has only been sentenced to 15 months in prison. He even took her wedding rings and jewellery to a pawn shop to cash in on her death. This man will be out of prison in just over two weeks. The injustice is shocking. I cannot imagine how Stephanie’s family are feeling knowing that someone who played such a key role in their daughter’s death is getting off so lightly. His sentence is pathetic - please sign & share my petition for the Department of Public Prosecutions to appeal this sentence!
Petition to Daniel Andrew, Lisa Neville, Matthew Guy
To enforce stricter laws for teenagers involved in crime.
In the last year we are noticing a significant increase of crime rates Australia wide especially in our lovely state of Victoria. Australia is one of the best country in the world to live in however it has been deeply affected by crime. The recent occurrences of burglaries, carjackings and other criminal activities are having a profound and negative impact on people living in almost every city especially Melbourne. As a result of this we now feel unsafe in our own homes. Crime rate in VIC has increased by 13%, state is now being called "The stolen car state". 18000 cars were stolen in last year. Masked and armed offenders are robbing businesses, ramming police cars. The Police have been doing what they can with limited resources to try and catch the offenders including arresting same offenders, but underage offenders are let off lightly. If there are no strong repercussions, this will inevitably lead to an increase in crime in local communities. The offenders appear to be undeterred by the arrests as they know that they will be given a slap on the wrist and let off. Australian residents want Malcolm Turnbull (Prime Minister), Bill Shorten (Leader of the Opposition), Daniel Andrews (Premier of VIC), Matthew Guy (Leader of Opposition VIC) Minister of Police, the judiciary system and everyone responsible for the safety of the Australian community to unite and enforce stricter punishments based on the crime committed instead of the age of the offender.To make them accountable for the damage caused and a system of retribution to the victims and their families, Australia wide. This problem will get significantly worse if swift action is not taken. Currently victims are being injured physically and mentally by underage criminals. Nationally, we are all paying the price through higher insurance premiums for being in “at-risk” neighborhoods, and the current insurance systems will become increasingly overloaded with people who need help. *********ENOUGH IS ENOUGH********* Australia is one of the best countries to live in and in an ideal world we would like it to be peaceful and free of crime. We should be able to sleep in our homes without fear of being broken into. And be able to go out at anytime and be confident that our hard earned assets and family members will be safe. We urge you to re-evaluate the judiciary system in order to find strict and immediate solutions that will deter young offenders.
Petition to Australian Government, Hon. Mitch Fifield
Criminalise 'Image-Based Sexual Assault'
Australia needs to criminalise 'image-based sexual assault'. This includes: revenge porn - the non-consensual sharing of intimate images; morphed porn - the non-consensual doctoring of ordinary images into pornographic material; and parasite porn - the non-consensual sharing of ordinary images onto pornographic websites. Online sexual exploitation can happen to anyone but it primarily affects women. It is used as a tool by perpetrators to harm, intimidate, control, threaten, misrepresent or sexually objectify their victims. Technology-facilitated abuse can cause significant harm to victims including emotional distress, violation, shame, humiliation, damage to their reputation and employability and disruption to their employment or education. Victims can fear for their safety and have suicidal thoughts and/or attempt suicide. A national inquiry on 'revenge porn' has already taken place, and in early 2016 the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee recommended in a report that the Commonwealth Government and the states/territories make the 'non-consensual sharing of intimate images' a criminal offence. The Commonwealth and the majority of our states/territories are yet to enact such laws or any laws that specifically tackle sexual cybercrime in its various forms. (Seriously Australia, the US, UK, Wales, Canada and New Zealand are already on top of it) Despite the Committee’s recommendations, the Federal Government has shifted its focus to civil penalties, in part due to the distressing and slow nature of criminal proceedings. A move which raises significant concerns because pursuing civil actions are arguably the most costly, lengthy, inaccessible and emotionally taxing features of our entire legal system. The criminalisation of ‘image-based sexual assault’ would not only provide justice for victims but would also serve as a powerful deterrent. Whilst there are challenges in enforcing laws in this area, such as matters of jurisdiction, the potential anonymity of perpetrators and the rapid dissemination of online material. The Commonwealth does have the tools to fight sexual cybercrime through empowering government agencies such as the recently expanded Office of the eSafety Commissioner, the AFP, and working with internet and social media providers. Federal Government - A reporting tool won't be enough, please criminalise 'image-based sexual assault'.
Petition to Jay Weatherill, Hon. Yvette D'Ath, Annastacia Palaszczuk, John Rau, Steven Marshall MP
Stop allowing “gay panic” as an excuse for murder in Australia
I’m a Catholic Priest and 8 years ago a man called Wayne Ruks was bashed to death in my Maryborough churchyard (300kms north of Brisbane). Unbelievably, his killer's convictions were downgraded to manslaughter, and in the trial the circumstances surrounding the bashing referred to issues that can be described as “gay panic.” It’s disgusting - this law, under the common law interpretation of the partial defence of Provocation, is still valid in both QLD and South Australia. In these two Australian states, if someone who you think is gay makes a pass at you, the sheer panic you could feel is partial justification for murder. I’ve made it my mission to see this revolting law abolished - it belongs in the dark ages. I have no words to describe how offensive, harmful and dangerous it is that two of our governments uphold that a person can be panicked enough by gay people to justify murder. The common law can really be only over-ridden in this respect by explicit legal ammendments to the Code of Criminal law covering murder and the partial defence of Provocation. Gay panic will continue to be a part of the law of these states until expressly excluded. I am also concerned that even when cases are not formally and specifically pleading the 'gay panic' defense, the mere bringing in of suggestions that the victim made a non-violent homosexual advance, (whether true or not), poisons the waters and taps into deep-seated homophobia and bigotry and ought not be brought up at all in any way in the hearing of a jury. The victim is not on trial here. That’s why I am calling on the Queensland and South Australia to eliminate this "gay panic" law as a partial defence for murder. Please sign and share my petition.
Petition to Cherri Bonney
MARTIN BRYANT SHOULD NOT!! BE IN RISDON PRISON!!
Hello all Australians and people who knew of this tragic time in our Australian history at Port Arthur 1996. I lived in Tasmania and contributed my help towards the families of victims, via my music career at that time, which barely scratched the surface to help that dreadful day in Port Arthur, Australia. My petition is to free the innocent Martin Bryant and allow his rights to be heard once and for all. It's been a festering boil in my mind and many others I'm sure, that poor innocent Martin Bryant is the 36th victim of an atrocity designed to amend gun laws in this country. There is much proof of this happening, but wont go into this for now. Martin was hand picked by ASIO to be handled by a Psy-op group in South Australia and become the patsy/ fall guy for this murderous cover-up in 1996 Port Arthur Tasmania. Martin has an IQ of 66 and a mental ability of an 11 year old boy man. The handling of Martin started a decade or more prior to the mass murder by Psy- op ( mind control). When the time came for that horrid day they simply had all the Government's on queue to murder escape, step down, and tell the public, media lie after more lies, hiding, destroying all evidence from the public, victims families included, as this tragedy opened up, even more so to Carlene Bryant, Martins mother. As it is in 2015 nothing has budged to give Martin his lawful inquest, yet a shabby stupid piece put in the Tasmanian Mercury paper (Sept) by a Mr. Gary Ramage (Moron) destroying Martin's innocents and the public's view of Martin even more. What a hero Mr. Ramage is NOT! Carlene Bryant, Martins mother has been denied access to her beloved son still rotting away in Risdon prison, ( and not by Martin's choice!) where he is constantly being tortured. Martin is innocent of this horrifying mass murder cover-up, that he could not! have remotely carried out with his disabilities. The true story tells of a much deeper sinister murder plan that was plotted by Government's well before that fateful day in Port Arthur. 1996. Martin deserves a Coronial Inquest by law! BUT hasn't got it yet! isn't strange to have court hearings for such petty crimes YET Martin has been denied right from the start! When 35 people were murdered and 22 wounded by gunmen, just a bit to STRANGE don't you think! This is not how a so called judicial law system should work! So far its corrupt!! if we are controlled in this manner already god help the next ASIO hand picked child or adult for maybe another Mass Murder any where in the world. I pray for every Australian to get behind a Coronial Inquest and to beat the drums for Martins freedom of speech, rights and for Martin to be heard once and for all. As Australians we have a duty of care to all under privileged kids as Martin was and still is to a degree today, this hasn't worked either! the law has been broken again and much more in this horrid nightmare. The other fact is Martin HOLDS the truth! simply because he is still alive! this alone is worth more then we all could imagine, our people in power must be shaking in their boots to say the least. Look out all Australian Government's when the truth finialy destroys your sense of smell. I think its high time to have this story straightened out! and have our so called " HONEST" heads of power talking some truths and sorting out who's who, BUT we cant do it without the public support! ... Please raise your voice and sign the petition to have Martin's Coronial Inquest under way, other wise we all lose in the long run, up until now Martin's life certainly has! this is NOT the Australian way or is it? your choice... 'WISH I KNEW HOW TO BE FREE' Words & Music, Cherri Bonney soundcloud.com, YouTube.com Thank you for your time :-) Cherri Bonney Perth, Australia