Petition to Daniel Andrews, Senator Richard Di Natale, Bernie Delaney RSPCA Victoria, Dermot O'Gormon WWF Australia, The Hon. Lily D'Dambrosio, Dr Helen Haines MP, Murrindindi Shire Council, Mr Jeff Bourman, Dick Smith, Sussan Ley, Terri Butler
STOP THE SLAUGHTER OF WOMBATS IN VICTORIA
High-rolling tourists visiting Crown Casino are being invited to hunt and kill wombats at a luxury hunting lodge on an 809-hectare (2000 acre) property backing on to Murrindindi Scenic Reserve. The lodge is run by a Chinese businessman, who is a Crown casino partner with alleged crime links. Wombats are one of our iconic native animals. Wombats are protected in every other state in Australia. Common wombats are a protected species in Victoria, except in 193 districts including Murrindindi where the animals have been declared unprotected wildlife. Tensions are boiling over in the tight-knit community, with neighbours reporting they feel “scared” of unlicensed and inexperienced shooters firing powerful weapons close to their properties. I think locals are completely justified in being concerned for their safety as well as that of the effect on their livestock. How is killing a wombat sportsmanlike? I care about our native wildlife as I know a lot of other Aussies do as well. Please help me change legislation to include protection for wombats in all areas of Victoria.
Petition to Jill Hennessy
Justice for Alicia Little
My beautiful niece, Alicia Little, was run over and left to die by her abusive fiancé- and now this murderer could be released in just one year. Our family is devastated on having lost a precious daughter, niece, sister, aunt, and loving mother of four. Charlie Evans took Alicia’s phone, hit her with his vehicle and ran over her. He left Alicia lying there bleeding and suffering in pain. He did not bother giving her any assistance or calling an ambulance. Alicia died that day because of the brutal way in which Charlie Evans inflicted injuries on her. Charlie Evans was charged with murder and sentenced to just four years for his cruel and cowardly act. But his charges were downgraded to dangerous driving and failure to render assistance because of a plea deal. I feel very let down by our justice system - is Alicia’s life just worth four years? My niece deserves justice. Our family is shattered that this man could be released on parole within a year. Charlie Evans must pay for his actions. He had been previously charged with domestic and family violence in NSW with his former wife and children before he met my niece. However, since he moved states, there was no paper trail or warning of his previous convictions. Domestic violence is a heinous crime and someone convicted of this should be guilty Australia-wide. This will make it difficult for abusers like Charlie Evans from repeating their violent acts and destroying more lives. That’s why we are calling for greater co-operation between interstate courts and justice systems. No amount of penalty can bring back my lovely niece, but a changed law can help protect other victims like our Alicia from being robbed of their lives, their futures. Please, sign and share our petition. Our family needs you. Cindy Miller, Alicia’s loving aunt.
Petition to Ministry of Justice NZ
Keep Raurangi Mark Marino behind bars for life
Do Violent Rapists Deserve Early Release? Raurangi Mark Marino was sixteen when he viciously assaulted and raped an innocent five year old girl. This horrific crime stunned the nation, bringing shame and public outrage to the Turangi community and New Zealand. On the 21st of December 2011 Marino wandered into the campground Club Habitat in Turangi. A campground hosting a family of four traveling to New Zealand from Belgium.While the victims parents were in the campground’s communal kitchen; Marino made the decision to enter the caravan where a young girl and her younger brother slept. Marino grabbed the young girl, punching her in the face when she tried to escape. He continued beating the young girl, choking her until she lost consciousness. This innocent young girl endured the most horrifying attack. Her tiny body brutality and violently raped. Her internal and external injuries were so severe she required emergency lifesaving surgery. For over four hours this little girls parents sat and waited while the paediatric surgeons worked carefully to repair the horrific damage Marino had done to this innocent child. Imagine how traumatic this must have been for the parents of this young girl. Imagine how difficult it would be for the little boy trying to understand why his sister was covered in blood, naked, beaten and bruised. Imagine the fear, the hopelessness felt as the family sat in a foreign hospital waiting room; in a Country they did not know, watching and waiting for a doctor to inform them if their daughter would survive. Senior police officers who investigated Marino’s violent assault said it was the worst case they had ever witnessed in their 28 years on the force. When Marino was approached by the police he declined to make a statement. Only after Marino was confronted with undeniable forensic evidence did he agree to talk to the police. Marino plead guilty to charges of sexual violation by rape, causing grievous bodily harm with intent to commit a crime and burglary. Marino was sentenced to ten years in Prison, a pathetic sentence which did NOT truly reflect the seriousness of this vicious and selfish assault. After serving only seven years of his ten year sentence, the Parole Board have made the decision to release Marino back into the Community. He will be released by the end of July. In March 2018, the Parole Board assessed Marino as being high risk of violent offending and a moderate to high risk of sexual offending.Then in April 2019, the Parole Board decided that Marino was no longer a high risk violent offender, nor was he considered to be of moderate to high risk of violent sexual offending. Marino; who is now twenty three has become an undue risk to society in only 12 months - according to the Parole Board. We wrote to the Parole Board voicing our ongoing concerns about Marino being released. We addressed several issues; asking detailed questions relating to his offending, his previous Parole Board hearings and his special release conditions. All of our questions and all of our concerns went unanswered. Why should a convicted violent offender, who chose to brutally rape an innocent five year old child be given the right, the privilege of early release? Why does Marino deserve his freedom when he stole everything from an innocent victim and her family? Marino’s victim is now 12 years old; she is still a child. What rights did she have? Her innocence was stolen in the most horrific, life-altering, cruel, disgusting assault. This young girl, her parents and her brother will forever carry the effects of Marino’s selfish actions. Marino had a choice - his innocent victim did not!! Raurangi Marino should NOT be released back into the Community. The Parole Board do NOT have to release him. The Parole Board have CHOSEN to release a man capable of serious violent offending. A brutal rapist who in 12 months went from high risk to an undue risk. Yes he has ‘special conditions of release’ but who will be diligently monitoring Marino and the choices he makes? Who will be responsible for the safety of our Community? #standupnz
Petition to RSPCA, Australian Parliament
Australia needs an Animal Abuse Registry for offenders
Australia's animal cruelty laws are disgraceful and in no way offer justice for so many innocent souls that are abused, tortured or neglected by the hands of humans. This petition is to raise public awareness of these (non punishable offences) and to finally give these animals some justice by naming and shaming the offenders and banning them from ever owning Animals ever again!! We must be the voice for the voiceless... it takes a village to make actual change so let's all band together and fight for all animals in Australia.By the community showing their support and rallying together hopefully we can bring about a change for animal welfare.I have been an Animal advocate for many years and I see countless people get a slap on the wrist or just a fine for animal cruelty. Their lives matter just as much and it's time to stand up for them and be heard... we have a sex offender registry so why don't we have an Animal abuse registry? Both are abusing the vulnerable and the innocent.
Petition to Gabrielle Williams
Justice for Jaidyn
Why we ask ourselves? Why are we seeing children murdered or women murdered in domestic violence situations and given short sentences. Why do family have to go through the grief/trauma, the torment/pain of living without women, men or children and the government just sit back and do nothing about it. Why do these people get protected in prison? My name is Stacie Saggers. On September 2nd 2019, I wholeheartedly trusted someone I thought loved me and who I thought was good with my children care for my children while I went to work. Arriving home, I discovered my poor baby boy was dead. This has left me in a whole anguish of pain and hurt. Since this tragic event, I have completely turned my life around. I have been clean and healthy and on the road to recovery and will be continuing to rehabilitate myself into a long term rehabilitation program. I want to be an inspiration to other domestic violence victims out there who may be exposed to these type of behaviours. We need to educate our children and ourselves about the red flags of an abusive relationship, it's so important. This needs to be brought into schools to teach our children. Domestic violence needs to be recognised. I'm sick and tired of the government requesting money and not giving to those who are in need of it. Instead, they are using it to make things look pretty. My boy Jaidyn was provided with unconditional love. I'm now currently in the process of writing my own book and studying my Diploma in Community Services in due course. It would be an absolute honour to be able to help others! Cherish your children forever and please keep you and them out of harm's way. It breaks my heart having to live without Jaidyn every day and I'd do anything to have my baby boy back as well as his father. Even though he is gone he is still in our hearts and I still get to cuddle him every day as his ashes were placed inside a cuddly teddy bear and he sleeps with me every night. Please don't ever let someone control you. Leave and seek help before they hurt you or your precious children. The whole point to the petition is to get the message across to the policitians that these males do not deserve to breathe fresh air or ever see daylight again and to Stop PROTECTING THEM! Stop letting them walk free after 2, 4, 6 8 years. Its outright DISGUSTING! Please help me by signing this petition. Me and plenty of other families out there don't get to see our children attend their first day of school, grow up, we never hear them call us Mum or Dad, we never get to see them graduate from college, or hear him tell me he loves me. The government need to act now and we need your support by helping us. R.I.P to all the beautiful women and children out there who have lost their lives to domestic violence. R.I.P to the precious angels named below and many more victims! Please if I have any details incorrect, please message me for correction. MIA DJURASOVIC (10) & TIANA DJURASOVIC (6) - Killed by their mother - awaiting sentencing. KALEB BAYLIS-CLARKE (17 week old baby) killed by mother's partner JESSE VINACCIA. Served with 8.5 years. ZANE BRADBURY (3 years old) killed by mothers partner BROK HUGHES. Served with 6 years and 3 months (IS FREE TO WALK NEXT YEAR) JAIDYN GOMES-SEBASTIAO (my adorable little boy aged 2 years old). Killed by Brendan Pallant/Williams while I was at work. Awaiting to be sentenced.
Petition to Christian Porter, Peter Dutton, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Mark Dreyfus, Kristina Keneally, Mark McGowan, Francis Michael Logan, John Quigley, John Barilaro, Trish Doyle, David Elliott, Jodi McKay, Anthony Roberts
Deliberately starting bushfires should be classified as a terrorist act
With the amount of bushfires our country faces each year, and the number that are deliberately lit, we feel that these acts should be treated with the severity they deserve. Just as a terrorist attack does, these cowardly attacks do the following: 1. Incite fear in large populations. 2. Cause death and destruction. 3. Threatens the population (not limited to humans, think of livestock, native fauna and beloved pets). Whilst not exactly defined as terrorism in the traditional senses, these acts cause such devastation, that we feel that the penalties and resources invested in finding and prosecuting these low lifes, should be on par with extremist groups. ‘While each definition is a bit different, they do have constant themes. These themes include involving premeditation terrorist acts which are motivated by some political or social agenda, terrorists generally target non-combatants or civilians and are generally sub-national or clandestine groups. The configuration of terrorist groups is generally dependent on one's environment, relationship with the state, motivation and/or goals.’ https://ekuonline.eku.edu/homeland-security/definition-history-and-types-terrorismWhilst preparing this petition, we have referenced the below article, and acknowledge that the only obvious difference between an Act of Terror, and Bushfire Arson, is the lack of religious or political motivation. With the stakes so high, and every criminals motivation being their own, we fail to see how the political, religious or ideological motivations differ from that of an arsonist. The attribution of electronic or cyber attacks seems to be a moot point in this instance. https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Completed_Inquiries/pjcis/securityleg/report/chapter5 Quotes from the article above: Definition of terrorism in Australian law5.5 Terrorism in Commonwealth law is defined as an act or threat that is intended to: advance a political, ideological or religious cause; andcoerce or intimidate an Australian or foreign government or the public (or section of the public ), including foreign public.The conduct falls within the definition if it:causes serious physical harm to a person or serious damage to property;causes death or endangers a persons life;creates a serious risk to the health and safety to the public (or section of the public), orseriously interferes, disrupts or destroys:an electronic information, telecommunications or financial system; or an electronic system used for the delivery of essential government services, used for or by an essential public utility, or transport system. /End Quote. The Australian Public are sick of watching with despair. Whilst we do not expect to fix this issue overnight, we hope that this will make would be arsonists think twice. Even if the terms terrorism or act of terror are not used, we ask for similar judicial treatment and consideration as such an offence. Thank you for your time.
Petition to Public of Australia
Is it fair for Cardinal Pell what so different from other people to apply fo high courts
Should George Pell have the rights to apply for the high court to squash his sentence because he's old and sick. 60 others try but they got knocked back.... why is he so special from them????? After all he was found guilty!!!! and he's cased as a pedophile !!!!! Is it because of the religion??? YES.... how about his victims, they got a life sentence. A life of HELL. We believe he should serve his sentence in jail not be set free. I am a victim myself and my brothers too. We were taken from a country called Malta and brought to Australia, put in institutions until we were 17 and half years old , then hired to farmers by the Christian Brothers. SLAVE LABOUR AS WE DID NOT GET A CENT. We had to do 12 months work for the farmers, they hired us to the catholic church who got paid twice once was the Government paying. They were to look after us all.All we got was abused, sexually, mentally and Physically and we suffered BAD. We could NOT even speak English, we were flogged for talking our own language Maltese. A lot of us had no schooling, we worked the farm that use to belong to the catholics, never got a cent it was Child Slave Labour. Some kids were given land to farm which they kept. The favourite ones. We had to clean farms for them , hard labour. WE NEED TO MAKE A STAND , WE HAVE PAIN AND SUFFERING ALL OF OUR LIVES A PENALTY , SO SHOULD HE FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. WE ARE NOT FREE WHY SHOULD HE BE?????? PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION , WE NEED TO KEEP THIS MONSTER IN JAIL , WE ARE STILL IN JAIL OF A LIFE OF HELL FROM A YOUNG AGE .......OUR MEMORIES OF TORTURE WILL NEVER GO. IF WE LOSE AND HE WALKS FREE IT'S JUST ANOTHER TRAUMA FOR US VICTIMS AND A SLAP IN THE FACE AGAIN MORE TRAUMA
Petition to NSW Police
Reinstate Raptor 13 (Senior Constable Andrew Murphy) to full duty.
One of Australia’s bravest police officers, Senior Constable Andrew Murphy, has been on restricted duties since earlier this year. This icon of public safety, who has a reputation for standing up to bikies and putting them in their places, dared to suggest to an immigrant that they had to abide by our rules regardless of creed or culture. And is paying the price by being considered “unfit for purpose as a police officer” because of his bravery. Any policeman prepared to stand up to bikie thugs, even when outnumbered, is the sort of policeman we need on the force. NSW Police: Reinstate Raptor 13!!!!!