Petition to Gladys Berejiklian, Andrew Constance, Melinda Pavey
Fly the Aboriginal Flag atop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge permanently
As Australians, we are proud of our Aboriginal heritage and we want to recognise and celebrate this heritage every day. The flags flying from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge are wonderful symbols of our heritage and identity. However, the Aboriginal flag does not fly permanently atop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Legislative Assembly and additional decision makers for a third flag to fly alongside the Australian and the NSW flags – one that acknowledges and celebrates our ancient and authentic indigenous culture; the red, black and yellow Aboriginal flag.
Petition to The Hon. Peter Dutton MP
Please Help Our Family Live An Extraordinary Life In Australia
We've exhausted all options to stay, except one. Ministerial Intervention. We have been given one last opportunity to plead to the Minister. Please check out our latest update below to discover how you can help with the process. We will face deportation on the 2nd of November, 2016, unless the department accepts our application for Ministerial Intervention. Media Release: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3v3zfak2rmnumt1/AADpM0JqlB06xPV8Kb37CjVVa?dl=0 Original: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/aussie-siblings-face-exile-after-immigration-minister-peter-duttons-department-leaves-family-in-limbo/news-story/cd068616e16c3dac2f8e33cccec7914d My name is Phillip. I am 20 years old and I have lived in Australia for 13 years. Amy, is my 18 year old sister. Born in Australia in 1997, she has lived here for 11 years. Our home is the beautiful city of Gold Coast, where we live with our caring parents. Around us, our beloved friends, with whom we share our most precious and delightful memories. We are leaders and active members of the Australian community, and we continue to make a positive contribution through working with numerous not-for-profits that support the Australians. … and this is all about to be taken away from us. In 2013, our family was assessed for the grant of permanent residency by then Minister, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, subject to health and character assessments. More than two years later, our family was granted, instead of permanent residency, Visitor visas expiring on the 22nd of December, 2015. This sudden change of decision has left our family absolutely soul-crushed. It is nothing more than a slow, tormenting walk towards an inevitable doom – separation of our family, goodbyes to my dearest friends and deportation from the country I proudly call home. With the assistance from the Hon Karen Andrews MP, we have since made numerous representations to the Minister for explanations and reconsiderations. Was there something wrong with our health and character assessment? Can you please provide us with reasons for your change of decision? The answer is always the same: the Minister believes the decision is reflective of the best interest of the Australian public. The implications of this decision are horrific. It is difficult to comprehend that it is impossible to have a bright future in Australia and be recognised as - an Australian. Student visa is not an option - international student fees are unaffordable, let alone for two, even with the UQ Academic Excellence Scholarship I received, which has since expired due to being unable to commence studies. It is my deepest passion to create a positive impact through creativity and leadership. I have, and always will, continue to do all I can to make the world I touch a better place by giving back to the community that has blessed me with endless opportunities. And although I am hesitant to share my achievements, in all modesty, I believe our sibling's Overall Position 1, my position as School Captain, receiving the Australian Defence Force Leadership & Teamwork Award and the Caltex All-rounder Award, as well as our sibling's employment with Bunnings Warehouse, reflect our continuing commitment to the Australian community. Dear reader, it is my firm belief that home is where the heart is. Where our heart belongs is in this beautiful city of Gold Coast. We are Australians. In Verse 2 of our national anthem, we sing "For those who've come across the seas / We've boundless plains to share". Please help our family show the Minister the real interest of the public. Please light up the gloomy future for our family, so that we can continue to live a happy, extraordinary life in Australia, as Australians.
Petition to Greg Hunt MP, The Hon. Greg Hunt, MP, NHMRC
Ban Primate Experiments!
Australia continues to allow non-human primates to be placed in inappropriate environments and subjected to laboratory experiments that not only cause immense suffering, but can also be dangerously misleading for human medical progress because of the significant biological differences between humans and non-human primates. Your petitioners therefore request an immediate ban on the use of all non-human primates in medical and scientific research in Australia.
Petition to Federal Government of Australia
Vietnam Veterans Refused War Service Recognition.
The Federal Government instructed an impartial Tribunal to investigate the onerous criteria for awarding the Vietnam Campaign Medal. The inquiry posted a negative recommendation to the government in June 2015. It did not recognise the special conditions that applied to the National Servicemen who were compulsory called-up, under the threat of jail for two years, sent them to a foreign country to fight oppression, were prepared to die and then sent them home again because their jobs were at stake. Just because these combat soldiers did not serve at least 181 days they are ineligible for the medallic award. These same men completed the workplace terms of their contract to the government and have since been ignored. In addition the government issued some 3,000 of these same medals in error and has no desire to recall them. Precedents are in place not to usurp a Vietnamese government that folded over 40 years ago. Please contact your local Federal member anywhere in Australia & ask them to lobby Hon Darren Chester and Hon Kevin Andrews. Tomorrow is Vietnam Veterans Day and wouldn't it be fantastic to hear a positive public announcement.
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Malcolm Turnbull
Malcolm Turnbull: Don't let women suffer any longer without proper family violence support
Trigger warning: discussion of domestic violence While I was trying to find a way to escape my ex-partner, it got to the point where I was pretty much fighting for my life. At one point he started strangling me, and I remember having to fight to breathe, and losing consciousness.My local domestic violence service helped save my life. But right now thousands of women like me are being left without proper service support because our Federal Government isn't committing the level of funding needed.It took me two years to escape hell. Things with my ex-partner gradually went from normal, to controlling, to violent – until I was fighting for my life. A family violence service helped me get safe -- helping me plan my escape; linking me to the legal help I needed to attend court, and safe housing where my ex couldn't find me.But right now thousands of women like me are being denied the critical support they need from family violence services because of our Federal Government's funding decisions.It’s incredibly dangerous -- that’s why I’m supporting Fair Agenda's campaign to ensure no woman is left without the service support she needs to be safe from family violence. I'm pleading with Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten: stop leaving women and children in danger.This election is a critical time to change this situation, and Fair Agenda members are going to deliver this petition to key election candidates. Please help today: SIGN & SHARE -If you've been affected by family violence, you can access 24/7 counselling support by calling 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732). In you are feeling unsafe, always call 000.-
Petition to Helen McCaffrey, Gladys Berejiklian, Malcolm Turnbull, Bronwyn King
Ask Canada Bay Council to consider banning smoking in public spaces
In 2015 Manly council banned smoking within ten metres of all children's playgrounds, around all Council managed-land, at all ocean and harbour beaches, and all covered bus stops and taxi ranks. Passive smoking is a potentially lethal and unnecessary exposure to chemicals and potential carcinogens. If people chose to smoke they should only do so in appropriate places. Such places should be either private residences or designated smoking areas that are well ventilated and unable to be "accidentally" entered (ie. you would need to chose to enter such an area). My name is William Innes and I am 10. I see people smoking all the time on the main street of Five Dock, my suburb. Often when I walk up the street with my father we pass adults smoking and their smoke blows on to me. I understand that people are allowed to smoke but why do I have to be exposed to chemicals in tobacco smoke? Cigarette smoke is known to cause cancer. I am 10 and do not smoke so why do I have to be exposed?
Petition to Postal address Minister for Immigration and Border Protection PO Box 6022 Parliament House Canberra, The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection in the Parliament House Canberra, Warren Entsch MP Suite RG84, House of Representatives Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600, Warren Entsch MP Cairns Electorate Office Location: 200 Mulgrave Road Cairns Queensland 4870, MAYOR Julia Leu, Mayor Douglas Shire Julia Leu, Mail: PO Box 723, Mossman Q 4873 | Office: 64-66 Front St, Mossman Q 4873, COUNCILLORS David Carey, Douglas Shire Abigail Noli (Deputy Mayor)
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION SO MY MOMMY & DADDY CAN STAY IN AUSTRALIA WITH US AS A FAMILY!!!!
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION SO MY MOMMY AND DADDY CAN STAY IN AUSTRALIA WITH US!!!! We are the May’s, our names are Natalie, Manuel and the puppies that are calling out to you are Moos and Tommy. We desperately need your help to stay with the puppies in Australia as one family because we are facing to be deported if the Minister does not grant our “begging” for mercy through our “Application for Ministerial Intervention” with the help of our Migration Agent !!! Please sign the petition below as a sign of your support to help us stay with our “kids” which will be sent to the Minister. Our journey to Australia began in 2013 when we sold everything we owned in Germany, so we could make our dreams come true and immigrate to this beautiful country of yours and to become vital members of this caring community. The people we met whilst our wild journey through Australia have been overwhelmingly nice and lovely and have given us unforgettable heartwarming memories. After one really bad experience in South Australia with our former 457 Visa sponsor, and 26.000 AUD total of immigration and Visa costs later, we almost faced to be deported once but within the deadline we luckily did find a new 457 sponsor here in Cape Kimberley. Manuel took on his position as Diesel Motor Mechanic and Senior Research Officer and within 1 month time worked himself up to becoming the new Executive Farm Manager of a local organic farm. Manuel gave his heart and soul into the farm and made it his personal “baby”, working up to 95 hours each week. After half a year later he severely injured himself when he cut his ligaments and knee cap of his left knee with a cane knife. The employer closed the farm down right before Christmas 2015 and has been very abusive towards us ever since Manuel could not perform his duties any more and is illegally withholding his overtime payments and wages over 70.000AUD since November 2015. The former sponsor is still engaging in a “living nightmare” like hate campaign against us, wanting us “out of the country” and has even gone as far as issuing death threats via his solicitors, committing perjury, bribery for subornation of perjury, verbal assaults and all kinds of other crimes and defamation of our character against us. Even though being a multimillionaire, with “unlimited funds” the boss from Sydney did not even have a WorkCover insurance for the local farm staff and that is why he even claimed Manuel’s work injury to be fraudulent so he would not have to take on his responsibilities as his employer. We had to fight for over 4 months with the WorkCover Qld insurance to even get Manuel’s urgently needed surgery approved because of the false claims and LIES the former sponsor is spreading everywhere he can; so he can continue to discriminate against us. The treating specialist/doctors still say Manuel is not able to fly, due to his high pain level and the pressure changes in the cabin. But despite all that, we already have been told by the Department of Immigration that they will still deport us, ripping our little family apart. Unless YOU HELP US “beg” the Minister for Immigration to grant us MERCY! WE LOVE MOOS AND TOMMY AS THEY WERE OUR KIDS AND IT WOULD BREAK OUR HEARTS INTO PIECES TO LEAVE THEM ALL ALONE AS WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO FLY THEM TO GERMANY.MANUEL CAN NOT FLY AND WILL NOT EVEN BE TREATED IN GERMANY OR ELSEWHERE BY ANY HEALTH INSURANCE DUE THIS PRE-EXSISTING MEDICAL CONDITION FROM HIS SEVERE WORK INJURY IN AUSTRALIA!!!!WE BOTH DO HAVE PROSPECTIVE SPONSORS FOR WORKING VISAS BUT DUE TO THE VERY LIMITED OPTIONS LEFT FOR VISAS WE ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR, AFTER THE “EVIL” SPONSOR CANCELLED HIS 457 SPONSORSHIP AND NOMINATION WE ARE ON A 3 YEAR BAN TO APPLY FOR ANY OTHER VISAS ONSHORE! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS FOR EVERY SIGNATURE AND FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ OUR “HORROR”STORY! MAY GOD BLESS YOU! WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES AND YOU CAN HELP BE THE WONDER TODAY!! “Dear Minister, Please intervene in this urgent case with exceptional circumstances in order to grant Manuel May and Natalie May mercy and let them stay in Australia permanently as residents of our community, as they are a very positive asset to our local community and this is a matter of our public interest for Far North Queensland. Kind regards,...”