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Petition to An open letter to the Attorney General . Sophie's Law

Attorny General please bring in Sophie's Law to protect all unborn babies.

I was 39 weeks pregnant when a drunk driver on drugs crashed into my car - as a result of this accident my baby died. I gave birth to her still body. But despite this reckless drunk causing the accident in which my baby died, he only received a pathetic $950 fine and a 5 month driving suspension. It’s been hell. Instead of bringing my baby girl home I had to plan her funeral - I was that close to the end of my pregnancy. And now the man responsible gets away with it because she was stillborn and has no rights in a court of law. I want that law changed. I want all babies of any gestation to have the right to be classed as a human being. I want pregnant women protected against acts of violence and against their babies dying because of an avoidable cause. Sophie should be alive but because of a careless act caused by a driver that does not care, he holds no responsibility for his action and walks free. All babies born past 20 weeks gestation need to have a birth certificate, a death certificate and also a funeral. So why is it that only in a court of law, does a baby have no rights to be counted? This petition is to give a voice to a little baby who will never take her first steps. Please, please support me by signing and sharing it to introduce Sophie’s Law. Thank you, Sarah. NB: Please note I do not want to affect a woman's right to abortion or have a pregnancy terminated for any medical reasons.  

Sarah Milosevic
121,716 supporters
Update posted 20 hours ago

Petition to Cherri Bonney


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,  Thank you for your time :-) Cherri Bonney   Perth, Australia 

Cherri Bonney
92 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Case Study 34

Royal Commission call Mr Peter Dutton MP & others to testify in Sex Abuse Case Study 34

Victims in Case Study 34, Brisbane Grammar School & St Paul’s School (Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Case Study 34) issue a public petition for the Royal Commission to call the current Federal sitting MP for Dickson, Mr Peter Dutton to answer questions under oath. Victims also petition for the named individuals (together with many other future named individuals) to be called to testify under oath as follows :1. Former Qld Police Commission Jim O’Sullivan,2. Former Qld Police Commission Bob Atkinson3. Former Qld Assistant Police Commissioner Greg Early4. All Qld Police officers serving or former serving connected with Case Study 34, together with Professor Paul Wilson & Russell Grenning In support of the petition for a second hearing and for new testimony to be heard in Case Study 34 falling within the remit of the Royal Commission, victims state : 1. The public record should reflect the fact that many victims in Case Study 34 are wholly dissatisfied with the conduct of this particular Royal Commission case study thus far. 2. Victims would like the Royal Commission to explore a new line of enquiry commencing with questioning Mr Peter Dutton under oath. It should be highlighted victims are not alleging any wrong doing, at this stage on the part of Mr Peter Dutton. It is however documented by the journalist Madonna King in an article “Good Cop Bad Cop,” published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 9/8/2014, that during the 2001 election campaign, Cheryl Kernot who lost the seat of Dickson to Mr Dutton had remarked and questioned why Mr Dutton left the Queensland Police Force. It should be noted Mr Dutton attended one of the School’s in question in Case Study 34. He worked as a police office in sex crimes and was elevated as an MP very quickly. Given that allegations into the conduct of Archbishop Hollingsworth of covering up sexual abuse surfaced only a month after the 2001 election, it would be entirely appropriate for Mr Dutton to be forced to answer questions that victims in Case Study 34 and many other victims of sexual abuse would want answered. 3. The Royal Commission have refused to accept the shortcomings of the case study 34, as claimed by victims. The CEO of the Royal Commission, Mr Philip Reed has refused a request from victims to conduct a second hearing in the public domain. It is the view of victims in Case Study 34, that those in current or previous serving positions of authority in the Qld Police Service and Qld Justice system should be held up to public scrutiny. Proceedings of this nature in investigation allegations of possible misconduct of current or former Qld Police Officers should not be held behind closed doors, but in public. 4. Victims in Case Study 34 allege that the terms of reference of the 1980’s Qld Fitzgerald Inquiry that specifically precluded the investigation of allegations of pedophilia is directly related to the systemic cover-up of sexual abuse in Case Study 34 and the reason why Kevin Lynch was never investigated. 5.The Kimmin’s Inquiry established soon after the death of Kevin Lynch in 1997 in order to review allegations among other things of “Dirt Files” held by former Queensland Police Commissioner Terry Lewis on known pedophiles seemingly concluded with nothing untoward despite such allegations. Documents tendered in Case Study 34 indicate that Kevin Lynch knew an Assistant Police Commissioner. It is therefore reasonable for victims to conclude that it is entirely possibly one of the alleged missing “Dirt Files” is in fact a file held on Kevin Lynch given such an alleged association with an Assistant Police Commissioner. 6. The 1985 Sturgess Report, highlighted the serious public health risk from sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS in cases of child sexual abuse. Victims in Case Study 34 would like the Royal Commission to inquire into the death of Kevin Lynch and why Qld Police officers in 1997 did not immediately inform the Qld Coroner at the time that Kevin Lynch claimed he may have been infected with AIDS and was undergoing a medical review. Victims argue the Qld Coroner may well have immediately called for a full inquest at the time of Lynch’s death had this information been supplied to the Qld Coroner by the Qld Police Service. 7. The death of Kevin Lynch on 23 January 1997 after police charged him the day before on 22 January 1997 didn’t result in an ongoing police investigation. Many victims either felt let down and or were not even aware of the charges and his death in 1997. It was not until May 2000 when the victim, Nigel Parodi had a shootout with police as detailed by Daryl Green in Twice Shot, that resulted in significant numbers of victims coming forward and corroborating the allegations. It should be noted at the time of the 2000 incident, Professor Wilson who was named in the Kimmin’s Report “Dirt Files,” was instrumental in profiling Nigel Parodi. In his book about the pedophile Clarence Osborne Professor Wilson claims that young boys are willing participants and little harm is done from sexual abuse. Yet he saw fit to profile Nigel Parodi as a “Deranged psychopath,” rather than in need of specialist psychological support, as one of the many victims of pedophile Kevin Lynch in Case Study 34. The Royal Commission needs to fully investigate the appropriateness of Professor Wilson and the fact a number of Qld pedophile cases have been closed without full investigations 8. Apart from one single victim receiving a settlement in late 2014 of $1/2 million as documented in written testimony to the Royal Commission by Mr Howard Stack, over 100 victims in Case Study 34 are still struggling to repair their shattered lives with very little support and financial compensation. The large settlement to a single victim was at a time when Brisbane Grammar School knew they would have to answer questions at a future Royal Commission hearing. For the large majority of victims such a generous settlement has not been agreed. Victims are likely to continue to have significant difficulties for their rest of our lives without adequate redress and continued support.  9. Victims in Case Study 34 call on the generosity of the Australian community to support our Crowd Funding campaign in order to seek Justice for all victims in Case Study 34. Please share with your followers and donate whatever you can spare : This Petition will be delivered to : Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses of Child Sexual Abuse Each & every candidate standing in the 2 July 2016 Australian Federal Election Trustees and Senior Leadership Team of Brisbane Grammar School St Paul’s School & Diocese of BrisbaneQld Minister for Education Hon Kate Jones All victims in Case Study 34    

Lynch Victim
581 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Daniel Andrew, Lisa Neville, Matthew Guy

To enforce stricter laws for teenagers involved in crime.

We are continuously noticing a significant increase of crime rates especially in 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% last year and further this 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 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 has gone worse significantly, if swift action is not taken it will keep increasing and many other innocent families and businesses will affect. 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. 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.

Junaid M
10,645 supporters