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Petition to John Quigley

Do Not Release Dante Arthurs

On the 26th of June 2006, Dante Arthurs changed forever the life of a wonderful Perth family and shocked the close knit community of the Mater Christi School and Parish in Yangebup. The murder of Sofia Rodriguez sent shockwaves across this country. She was only 8 years old. This year she would have turned 21 and would be enjoying her life and family. But she is not! That was brutally and deliberately taken from her. The 26th of June 2018, also marks 1 specific event. It marks 365 days until Dante Arthurs will be eligible for release back into our community. He was sentenced to Life Imprisonment (which was only 20 years), with a non-parole period of just 13 years! Over the next 12 months, the Western Australian Attorney General John Quigley will receive a statutory report from the Western Australian Prisons Review Board on the status of Dante Arthurs and the recommendation for his release. The public of Western Australia do not want this person sneaking out of prison under the radar, after closed meetings and after documents are secretly signed. Upon sentencing in 2007, then Attorney General Michael Mischin assured the Western Australia public that, 'it would be unlikely he would be released on parole'. However, we have a new Government now and assurances rarely mean anything in office, especially 13 years later. Dante Arthurs must not be released and I hope I can count on your signature to support this petition.

Paul Litherland
110,398 supporters
Update posted 6 hours ago

Petition to Australia , Geoff

Resignation of David Morrison as Australian of the Year.

Mr Morrison, And I will call you Mr Morrison because in my opinion you have by way of failing to publicly champion the cause of physically and mentally disabled ADF personnel clearly demonstrated a lack of leadership, expected by those that have served in the ADF, especially those that have served with and under you. On the Monday evening preceding Australia Day you had the premium opportunity, perhaps since the Vietnam Veteran welcome home march of 1987 to raise an issue which currently effects the lives of perhaps many thousands, and potentially, if the Vietnam conflict is anything to judge by, many tens of thousands. Of which, many you are directly responsible for sending into harm’s way, and although this is a necessity of conflict, the evident failing is in their care in later life. Many of those under your command were left on the battlefield, this is, and must be an unfortunate acceptance of conflict, and what can be done for them has been done. However hundreds continue to suffer accepted physical conditions, and many thousands suffer accepted psychological conditions, in failing to take advantage of an opportunity such as your Australia Day acceptance speech to highlight their plight, you demonstrated that you are, at the least naive and ignorant to their plight, but given your position in the ADF it seems perhaps more evident you are lacking in courage, initiative, respect and teamwork. "The Army"s core values". The word coward can't be bandied about likely, but in respect of this issue, in the eyes of many, perhaps, a legitimate argument for its use can made. It is commendable that you intend, as Australian of the year to continue to raise the issue of domestic violence so passionately campaigned by your predecessor Rosemary Batty, and it is commendable and appropriate that your work regarding diversity and the gender pay gap be a principal component. But it is beyond comprehension, and unfathomable in any sense that the time taken to raise the question or debate on the republican movement could not be direted toward an issue which not only would seem more appropriate, but less divisive. It is, in my opinion, that you were presented an generational opportunity to highlight the welfare and health issues of ex, and in some circumstance current members of the Australian Defence Force, and their families and loved ones, in failing to do so we the undersigned are therefore petitioning you to relinquish the retired title of General, and to resign as Australian of the year.  

Geoff Shafran
9,736 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton (Australian Immigration Minister), Hon Alex Hawke, Australian Immigration and Border Protection, Minister Michael Keenan

Peter Dutton, Cancel the Visas of Foreigners Wanted abroad for Crimes against children

My suffering has been ignored by Australian Immigration for 18 months while they protect and give a Safe Haven to a Wanted person who is hiding in Australia on a Visa from her crimes in the Philippines and who has an INTERPOL Red Notice issued against her for 2 counts of trying to kill me (Attempted Murder) and 1 count of child Abuse. I am an Australian child and seeking Justice for two attempts on my life and the accused is a Filipino who is taking refuge in Australia on a Visa to hide from her crimes. Three (3) Warrants have been issued in the Philippines for two (2) counts of Attempted Murder and one (1) count of child Abuse. The accused fled to Australia to avoid prosecution after having sex with a minor in the Philippines, and a Warrant for Child Abuse has been issued with two (2) more Warrants expected soon. Since the second attempt on my life I have suffered traumatic nightmares every night and I need Justice. Under Section 501 (Character Test) of the Australian Migration Act the accused should have had her Visa cancelled as there is an INTERPOL Red Notice issued against her and she is Wanted. Cancelling her Visa will force her to face her crimes in the Philippines, but Australian Immigration have not acted. Minister Dutton you recently said, Quote: "I want to concentrate very closely on child sex offenders and people that have committed offenses against children... If I do nothing else in my time in parliament, I'd be very proud of just that," Minister Dutton, Australia should not be a refuge for Wanted people to hide from crimes against children. We are waiting for you to act on child sex offenders and people that have committed offenses against children. You can start with my Case which involves Child Abuse and Attempted Murder of a child, protect the Australian community and give us Justice. Besides the many Witnesses to the crimes that you have the Affidavits from, you have her written admission that she Posted in Public last year on the Internet that she tried to kill me, what more do you want? You know what she did to me Minister Dutton, you can't deem that "Good Character", so why are you ignoring my suffering? Why are you ignoring my request to talk with you? Why are you stopping me from getting Justice? You are now the Minister for Home Affairs Mr. Dutton and you are fully aware and have evidence that she has been breaking numerous criminal laws in Australia while you have been giving her a Safe Haven, such as Stalking, Conspiring to Bring False Accusation, Extortion, and messaging death threats, and again, do you deem this "Good Character"? You have evidence her Visa Application was Fraudulent as she did not declare her crimes in the Philippines as required on the Apllication which is a serious Commonwealth Offense, and again, nothing has been done! By ignoring this you are now putting all children in Australia at risk of being Abused by this woman, and letting us suffer while making it look like you are involved with the Queensland Police that ignored thirteen breaches of a Domestic Violence Order and me being hit in the head most days in Queensland. Most of the Australian Public are unaware that in 2014 the Minister for Immigration was given Super Powers to personally Cancel Visa's under Character Grounds, and the decision to Cancel made by the Minister can NOT be Reviewed by the AAT, and the AAT can not get involved, and they don't. The only action a person in this situation has is to take it to the Federal Court, where even the Federal Court can not over-ride the decision on the Minister, because the way the Law is written is "If the Minister is satisfied you do not pass the Character Test" and that is a belief of the Minster, and no belief can be challenged in a Court. The Court can only look to see if the procedures were followed, documents Served in correct manner etc. and if there is a mistake, the Minister just cancels again. So if the Minister cancels, your out, so if there are Criminals running around Australia on Visa's, it is because the Minister has not acted - Period Name of Accused withheld so she does not get my petition deleted again!

15,344 supporters