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Petition to Andrew Barr, Mick Gentleman, Adam Mclachlan, Alistair Coe, Yvette Berry, Nicole Lawder, Andrew Wall, Meegan Fitzharris, Shane Rattenbury, Caroline Le Couteur, Zed Seselja, Vicki Dunne, Elizabeth Lee, Jonathan Teasdale, Mark Parton

STOP the unsafe, polluting plastics to oil refinery, now!

FOY Group propose to build an oil refinery at Hume, Australian Capital Territory and we are very concerned about the proximity to houses, schools, childcare centres and workplaces. The refinery would use a catalytic cracking process - super heating various plastics to extremely high temperatures - to produce oil in the form of fuels and fugitive (bad) emissions. This will remove the recyclable plastics from the circular economy and negatively impact greenhouse gas emissions targets, of multiple different Australian states including New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (VIC) and Queensland (QLD), as the source plastics are transported long distances cross-border to bypass their more stringent policies. It is unsafe and was rejected by New South Wales Environment Protection Authority, stating a lack of environmental and human health safeguards from this unproven technology. We will not accept that this is “recycling” plastics. It is destructive (leading to massive carbon emissions through the transportation, processing & burning of the fuel products) and undermines existing and future reuse and recycling. You need to take action, STOP this project and protect those that voted you in to your office to "use the powers of office responsibly and in the interests of the people of the ACT" per your Ministerial Code of Conduct. All the information you need is at: Read the facts about FOY, that you may have missed, here:

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Petition to The Hon. Sussan Ley MP, Malcolm Turnbull, Jillian Skinner, Premier Mike Baird, Malcolm Turnbull, Sussan Ley

Decriminalise the use of medicinal cannabis for people with terminal cancer like my son.

Our 24 year old son has a terminal cancer diagnosis. He is receiving great benefit from using medical cannabis to manage his nausea, vomiting and poor appetite.He is also using cannabis oil in a bid to halt the progression of his disease. We can see the changes in him and fully believe that cannabis is absolutely  the right path for him to go down as conventional treatments have failed him. The adoption of the 5 recommendations of the NSW Parliament Legislative General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4: The use of cannabis for medical purposes, is essential to Daniel and the thousands of terminally ill and debilitated Australians who would benefit from the use of Medicinal Cannabis. These patients and their carers (just like us) are being forced to break the law to obtain and to use cannabis, mostly without medical supervision because they are fearful to expose themselves. The medical evidence is available and opinions world wide are changing based on this evidence, yet the NSW Government is still sitting on it's hands and demonstrating a complete lack of compassion with it's disregard for these recommendations.  Adoption of these recommendations will afford the terminally ill and chronic pain suffers the right to choose a treatment which is beneficial to them, whilst being protected from arrest and prosecution under the current NSW legislation. Our son cannot afford to wait for the government to step up. We need help now!

Lucy Haslam
250,814 supporters