Petition to The Australian Government
Commit to Fair Dinkum Power - help make our energy clean, cheap, reliable & Australian.
We believe our power can be clean, cheap, reliable and Australian. Read the Fair Dinkum Power manifesto. If you share those beliefs - that for energy to be "fair dinkum", it must be good for our wallets, good for our economy and good for our planet - pledge your support below. Thank you. (Follow us on Twitter, learn more about Australia's energy system or get some swag)
Petition to David Speirs, Susan Ley, Lily D'Ambrosio, Matthew Kean
Declare Bushfire Zones Safe So Volunteers Can Rescue Wildlife
We need the government to declare the fire grounds safe and organise volunteers to go in and rescue surviving wildlife. Today this was confirmed to me by both rescuers on the ground and at the CEO level of a key wildlife agency that after so many of us donated, and so many organisations moved mountains, with so many hero wildlife rescuers ready & willing, our animals are now dying off in huge numbers. All because of slow, uncoordinated bureaucracy. All because our governments are once again failing to act. Please help put pressure on them to pull their fingers out and allow access to the fire grounds for our amazing rescuers to save the survivors of the #australianbushfires. Animals are starving to death and dying of their injuries every day while we wait for them to act. I've seen it. If you can help by writing, calling, hitting them up on social media - please do. Many burned out fire grounds remained closed to volunteer rescuers, meaning they can't get in to save animals. The State Governments have not been quick enough to survey the sites and declare them "safe" Please help us put urgent pressure on the governments. Email: Federal Minister for the Environment Susan Ley: firstname.lastname@example.orgSouth Australian Minister for the Environment: email@example.com
Petition to All Australian Federal Politicians
Support the #SchoolStrike for climate action!
Join our Sept 20 Global #ClimateStrike We're school students from all across Australia. Most of us have never met before but are united by our concern about our planet which is dangerously warming. We're striking from school to tell our politicians to take our futures seriously and treat climate change for what it is - a crisis. Will you sign our petition so kids across Australia know you back our demands for all politicians to: Say no to new coal, oil and gas projects Power Australia with 100% renewable energy by 2030 Fund a just transition and job creation for fossil fuel workers and communities Climate change is one of the biggest problems facing the world and it isn’t being addressed quickly enough. The United Nations tells us we have just 12 years to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Yet our politicians are helping billionaire Adani to build one of the world's largest coal mines. Can you join our campaign so that politicians know that you support our strike? In Australia, education is viewed as immensely important, and a key way to make a difference in the world. But simply going to school isn’t stopping climate change or dangerous coal mine. Our politicians aren't doing nearly enough to stop this crisis. To join us: www.schoolstrike4climate.com
Petition to Daniel Andrews, Lily D'Ambrosio, Dr Sally Box, Jaclyn Symes, Matt Kean MP
1080 AERIAL/GROUND BAITING MUST BE STOPPED
Permission to aerial bait with 1080 poison in fragile fire ravaged areas of Victoria expired in December 2019. In New South Wales a massive intrusion of some 1,000,000 poison baits are being used in fire ravaged areas. Gippsland Victoria wildfires wiped out many species of wildlife. The misguided destruction of surviving dingo populations by governments, as part of wildlife fire recovery programs, is likely to undermine ecosystem recovery in the medium to longer term and may lead to the local extinction of dingoes in some regions. In New South Wales similar devastation occurred from wildfires with losses of wildlife yet aerial baiting is under way with the intrusion of a massive aerial assault taking place in fire ravaged and adjoining areas. In the aftermath of such extreme and widespread destruction, more caution then ever must be exercised in regard to non-target impacts of 1080. The use of 1080 in these regions will impact non target species such as lizards, starving quoll, birds, earthworms, birds and other carnivorous animals and Victorian Dingoes. Spotted Tail Quoll are already listed as Threatened under EPBC Act and the Victorian Dingo is listed as Endangered under Victorian Legislation. Poison baiting whether aerial or ground is irresponsible and must not proceed. Aerial application of the cruel 1080 poison to kill dingoes (misleadingly referred to in government literature as 'wild dogs') is not an approved use of 1080 in Victoria. In 2011, under pressure from extreme elements within the farming lobby, a compliant Victorian Coalition Government obtained special permission from the Commonwealth under the EPBC Act to aerial bait with 1080 in 6 locations in Gippsland Victoria, with strict Controlling Provisions relating to Threatened Species and Communities pursuant to section 18 and 18A EPBC Act. Permission was initially sought for 1080 aerial baiting in 12 locations within Victoria to kill ‘wild dogs’, despite the dingo having been previously listed as a threatened native species by the Brumby Labor Government under Victorian legislation. However, because of concern over the potential for negative impact upon the Spotted-Tail Quoll, a federally listed threatened species, permission to aerial bait was granted for only six of the requested locations. Victoria’s Spotted-Tail Quoll population was regarded as fragmented and small. Even a small increase in mortalities, it was feared, may significantly run the risk of local extinctions of the species. Federal permission for aerial baiting in Victoria with 1080 expired in December 2019. It is likely a permission has been renewed or is in process in some form or other. The Andrews Labor Government must not continue aerial baiting or ground baiting across Victoria and particularly in the current 6 locations or any additional locations. The Victorian Labor Government must not perpetuate the environmentally reactionary policy of the earlier Coalition government.1080 poisoning is of limited benefit to farmers. In New South Wales the contraversial baiting has already commenced as part of a massive assault on the environment, with claims of protecting "stock" from predation. . Environmental Vandalism. Continued aerial baiting with 1080 would be environmentally irresponsible and has had only a very limited benefit to farmers in terms of reduction in stock loss from predation. The main beneficiary from continued aerial baiting would be the poison industry, which is now big business, and its sponsored advocates. Millions of public funds are wasted annually on lethal control of ‘wild dogs’, allegedly to protect farm stock. Yet, actual stock losses are extremely small. For instance, officially reported stock loss from ‘wild dog’ predation in 2016-17 for the whole of Victoria was 995, out of a total Victorian sheep flock of well over 13 million. Further, the locations aerially baited only account for a very small proportion of Victoria’s sheep flock. Unforeseen damaging effects of 1080 poison. It now appears likely that aerial baiting with 1080 adds to the extinction pressure upon the Spot Tailed Quoll arising from extensive ground-based 1080 baiting foxes across eastern Victoria. The near complete disappearance of the once common Spot Tailed Quoll across Victoria has coincided with the adoption of extensive, ongoing fox baiting with 1080. A plausible hypothesis is that the widespread use of 1080 for fox control has resulted in much reduced fox numbers, which may in turn may have led to an increase in feral cat numbers and greater uninhibited predation by feral cats upon Spotted-Tail Quolls, particularly their young. Competition by cats with Spotted-Tail Quoll for prey may also have had an adverse impact on quoll populations. We oppose the use of 1080 but the increased impact of aerial baiting is incorrigibly irresponsible and must not be allowed to continue and particularly at a time following the recent wildfires. We support the use of non-lethal measures and oppose the use of inhumane 1080 poison, which includes its intensive delivery through aerial baiting within Victoria, because it is reasonably foreseeable that Dingoes protected under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act Vic and the threatened species Spotted-Tail Quoll will continue to be destroyed as a consequence. The claimed benefits to farmers have been consistently exaggerated. Entrenched, antiquated attitudes towards Australian wildlife as “pests” to agriculture must be abandoned and farmers must learn to live responsibly within Victorian ecosystems. We must continue to lobby for the end of 1080 including opposing the delivery by the massive aerial baiting. #BAN1080 #conservation #protectedspecies #FloraandFaunaGuaranteeAct
Petition to Gisborne District Council, New Zealand Government, Jacinda Ardern, John Key, green party
Make Lower Pines Free To The Public
It has come to our attention that as of the 20th of February 2020 the reserve opposite the Wainui Surf Club has been blocked off by boulders. In respect and in commemoration of the reserve which holds a special significance for many generations of Wainui locals, we are making a formal request to have the reserve officially named Lower Pines or Alternatively, a memorial seat under the two trees named Lower Pines would be greatly appreciated. This piece of land is already recognised by many as Lower Pines or more commonly LPS. The name was originally derived from the reserve adjacent to it named The Pines.
Petition to Coles and Wolworths un-enviromental "Colectables"
Boycott Coles until "Fresh Skitteez" is over.
The whole world is affected by Skiteez, Please join us in helping Coles and Wollworths understand that this plastic isn't "fresh". Its just bad for the environment, and for us!! "Fresh Skiteez Friends" is nothing but a wrong doer, Does Coles even care about the bush fires? We want these supermarkets to stop extra plastic from so called "Freshly Packaging Food" and "Fun Fresh colectables". I am passionate for the environment and I understand that this is not doing any body good, also Coles and Wollworths, Keep your eggs in the fridge please. By signing this petition you agree that fresh dosn't mean plastic and you want the supermarkets to change.
Petition to The Hon. Steve McGhie MP, Daniel Andrews, Victorian Labor Party, The Hon. Michaela Settle MP, The Hon. Richard Wynne, MP, The Hon. Tim Smith MP, The Hon. David Davis MP, David Morris MP
Say NO to the Westgate tunnel toxic waste dumping in Maddingley, near rivers and farmland!
Very important update to this petition! Please read below. The Australian federal and state parliaments no longer accept online petitions, so whilst Change.org is a great platform for getting our message out into the community and gaining attention, unfortunately our politicians and elected members do not accept the signatures of online petitions. As such, for us to effectively petition the government, we MUST SUBMIT HAND SIGNED HARD-COPES. We have created a paper petition based on this petition, and would appreciate it if everyone who comes to sign this petition can also sign the paper one and mail it to us, so that we can take this all the way to parliament. The petition form can be downloaded from here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bhTtOcFrnDNk_RVQ9Bebs4sn0H0OfIkG Please print this form, carefully read and fill out the section of this petition titled "SIGNATORIES" by hand, but leave the “PRINCIPAL PETITIONER” part blank. Please have your family members, neighbours, and anyone else that is supportive of our cause sign this petition. Please ensure you only fill signatures within the spaces provided, do not add extra lines by hand as the form will not be accepted by the Petitions committee of Parliament. If more space is required for more signatures, please print out additional copies of the form. Please then post the petition to our committee at the following address: PO Box 1115 BACCHUS MARSH VIC 3340 We thank you for your ongoing support and with your help are confident we can protect our town, our people, our ecosystem and all of the farmland that feeds Victoria from the Werribee River! The Bacchus Marsh Community Coalition Team ======== Petition Text ======== To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria, The Petition of residents of the greater Bacchus Marsh region draws to the attention of the House the community concerns relating to the proposal to dump contaminated spoil from the Westgate Tunnel Project at the Maddingley Brown Coal site in Maddingley, Victoria. An estimated 1.5 million cubic metres of spoil will be generated, with confirmation by the tunnel authority that it is contaminated with PFAS, and reports of asbestos. Parwan Creek flows through the site which then flows into the Werribee River, providing irrigation to farmland from Bacchus Marsh to Werribee. Any contamination of these waterways poses a significant contamination risk to the food bowl of Victoria. The site sits atop a windy hill, within 500m of Bacchus Marsh Grammar, 1km of Bacchus Marsh College, and 2km of the heart of Bacchus Marsh. Fit-for-purpose facilities already exist which are ideal for and immediately ready to store and manage these types of contaminated spoil. Transurban’s poor due diligence during the initial stages of the project has put our communities at unacceptable risk. We request the Minister for Planning does not make ministerial change to the Moorabool Planning Scheme. Considering the aforementioned risks to the surrounding communities and ecosystem, the petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Assembly of Victoria reject all proposals by Transurban and Maddingley Brown Coal to dump any contaminated spoil within the Bacchus Marsh community, and instead work with Transurban to have the spoil sent to existing fit-for purpose facilities away from farmland, schools, waterways and vibrant, growing communities.
Petition to The Hon Sussan Ley, Dr James Findlay, Hon. Leeanne Enoch, Mr. David Crisafulli, Mr. Patrick Condren, Hon. Scott Morrison, Hon. Anastacia Palaszczuk, Hon. Anthony Albanese, Hon. Jodi McKay, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, Hon. Debra Frecklington
Sussan Ley: Finally declare our precious koalas as endangered
The koala is one of the most iconic species in the world - and they are only found in Australia! Sadly, despite being globally adored, koalas are facing the threat of extinction. That’s why we need to declare koalas as endangered to protect this beautiful species, before it’s too late. Excessive tree-clearing and logging operations in QLD and NSW are major reasons why we’re losing these native marsupials. I am infuriated that property developers and the government can heartlessly choose to bulldoze threatened koala habitats for profits. We need to declare koalas as endangered to ensure that the developmental plans are truly sustainable. Unfortunately, uncaring developers aren’t the only threat koalas are facing. The bushfires that have been blazing across Australia have been catastrophic for these native animals. In NSW, a third of what was left of the koala population has been horrifically wiped out. Since they are slow-moving and unable to flee bushfires, thousands of koalas have died, and hundreds have had to be put to sleep. With climate change expected to bring on hotter climate and more intense bushfires, the future does not look good for our koalas. This is why I’m urging Sussan Ley, our Environment Minister to act now and safeguard their future. Koalas must be declared as an endangered species, now. Please sign and share this petition to stand up for the koalas.