Petition to Bakers Delight Holdings Ltd
Bakers Delight - Audit All Outlets to Abolish Unlawful Child Labour & Backpay Workers
In 2017 the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union has exposed that Bakers Delight outlets operated by Caden Group Pty Ltd have not been paying the legal minimum wages, with many workers entitled to minimum Award conditions being paid incorrectly under old zombie agreements. On 8 December 2017, the Federal Circuit Court determined that many of these workers were entitled to Award conditions since the commencement of their employment (see MLG1193_2017). We are concerned this issue will affect many other Bakers Delight workers. Bakers Delight Holdings has not responded to our requests to undertake an audit. Ava and her co-workers have been campaigning for fair wages and conditions - just the minimum Award wage and rights. Until now they haven't had penalty rates, fair breaks, guaranteed hours or many other rights. They thought they had won in February 2017 when the operator of their Bakers Delight outlet admitted they should have those conditions but then their employer took them to court to argue a dodgy old zombie agreement applied instead. By sticking together and standing up they won. Now Bakers Delight needs to take responsibility, backpay these staff, and audit all other outlets to ensure no worker is getting ripped off. We have also exposed the use of unlawful child labour by at least one other Bakers Delight franchise - kids in workplaces using commercial ovens, slicers and knives. Bakers Delight Holdings has refused to undertake an audit on the use of child labour in all its franchises. Bakers Delight makes a fortune but doesn't take responsibility for what is happening in their outlets. It's time for an audit, a commitment to stamp out unlawful child labour and a promise to backpay every worker ripped off.
Petition to Roche Group - Bill & Imelda & family, Dominic Roche, Mr Damian Roche, Minister Gabrielle Upton, Minister Sarah Mitchell
Don’t bulldoze Aboriginal heritage: save the Butterfly Cave
The Butterfly Cave is incredibly important to Awabakal women and the wider Aboriginal community - but a giant property developer called Roche Group want to destroy thousands of years of Aboriginal women’s history by building a massive housing development only 20 metres away. It’s heartbreaking - the construction will damage our fragile cave and we are desperate to save our sanctuary. If Roche Group is permitted to proceed with their housing development, construction will obliterate the journey path to the Cave and destroy the bushland that is a source of spiritual and physical sustenance. On top of that, Roche Group is demanding women seek permission from them before visiting the site and a manager has threatened us with trespassing for continuing to go into the Butterfly Cave. In the past this manager has spied on us and we find Roche Group’s demands offensive and degrading. The Cave is incredibly special to Aboriginal women. Generations of women have treasured this spiritual place and it continues to be a place of connection and cultural activity to this day. Awabakal women have been urging Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton to intervene to save this precious site, but she has ignored our pleas and will not even meet with us. The NSW Government and Lake Macquarie City Council planners couldn’t care less about Aboriginal women’s culture and history and plan to wipe out this most sacred and special place with the flick of their pen. So what are we asking for? What will make ALL the difference? We are asking Minister Upton to increase the 20m buffer zone to 100m. A small change, a monumental difference. Please join us as we fight to save our beautiful, sacred site.
Petition to Honourable Malcolm Turnbull, Senator George Brandis, Honourable Chief Justice of Family Court, Honourable BIll Shorten, Senator Derryn Hinch, The Hon Mark Dreyfus, Ms Megan Mitchell, Professor Gillian Triggs, Mr Edward Santow
Sign Petition! Investigate #Corruption, #ChildAbuse & #ParentAbuse in #FamilyCourt NOW!
FAMILY COURTS' CRIMINAL KID$ 4 CA$H APPROACH The draconian laws of the Family Courts and the administration of these laws manipulated by corrupt legal practitioners and the "Experts" they assign to write Reports to the Court, protect its administrators, report writers, lawyers, barristers, judicial officers and a $5 billion (2008 figures) Family Court Industry that is the envy of all other legal juristictions in Australia both in the amount of money its lawyers and barristers make (at the cost of destruction of young, voiceless, innocent lives) and the outrageous discretion and judicial impunity enjoyed by its judicial officers. The forbidding cost (monetary, emotional, physical) of brininging to justice individuals in a corrupt system by those who are already victims of the greed and rampant corruption in the Family Courts of Australia, has allowed this system to continue to abuse innocent people and allow corrupt legal practitioners to pervert the course of justice in its current disgraceful state on a daily basis. Family Courts continue to punish the family violence victims who find the courage against all odds to stand against their abusers. The currency of Family Court is blood and tears of innocent people. The results are lining of pockets of corrupt family court solicitors, barristers, report writers and others. The less good people stand up against the conduct tolerated and supported in the Family Court, the more arrogant the Family Court legal practitioners and its report writers will become. Please stand up and make your voice count against the rampant corruption that is in the texture and DNA of a system that rewards the solicitors, barristers, report writers and judges at the cost of devastation and destruction of the very victims of family violence and abuse who turn to these courts for protection. Family Court of Australia continues to put at risk the lives and well being of those it is supposed to protect, the Children! Nothing can be reported to the media. No professional body can Hear complaints in relation to any unlawful or illegal conduct of those that the Famaily Court protects. Judges have absolute power to make Orders that affect Children under such protectionist system. They rely on "Expert Reports" to protect themsleves. No one can question these so called "Experts". Expert Reports can be purchased. It seems that Court Orders can be purchased. It seems justice can be purchased in the Family Court. In its 30 plus years of operation, Australia's youth suicide rate has reached number 1 in the developed world. The majority of victims of youth suicide in Australia come from broken homes. In 2015, more young people aged 15-24 died of suicide in Australia than of any other cause. How we treat the most volunerable in our country should be the envy of the developed world instead we fail our children time and time in horrific circumstances. Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. (2014 CDC WISQARS) Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. (2014 CDC WISQARS) More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED. Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 5,240 attempts by young people grades 7-12. Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs These are fertile grounds for corruption of the highest degree. Any allegation of corruption and misconduct within the Court Sydnem can only be investigated by the Family Court itself behind closed doors. No one knows of the nature and outcome of complaints. There is no independent body to investigate the complaint about judicial misconduct of a Family Court Judge in our country. Unlike any other State or federal Judge, family Court Judges' misconduct is examined before other judges of the Family Court. Complaints about judicial conduct can not be heard other than in the unforgiving process of Appeal, where other Judges of the Family Court hear the Appeal. There needs to be an independent Royal Commission into the suffering of victims of Family Courts, the conduct of corrupt legal practitioners, the appointment of "Experts" to write reports,..., to alleviate the injustice and harm bestowed upon innocent children and parents for decades. #EnoughIsEnough
Petition to Yvette D'Ath
Matt Scown laughed as he walked free, appeal his sentence and get justice for Tyrell now!
Matthew Scown, 34 has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of innocent 4 year old Tyrell Cobb. He was given a pathetic 4 year maximum prison sentence and then released immediately, after spending two years and eight months in custody.He smiled and laughed as he walked away a free man.Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath has asked the DPP for a brief on the case. Little Tyrell had 53 bruises and 17 abrasions on his body when he died."From the time of injury until death every movement including breathing and vomiting would have caused extreme pain" the court heard.Your failure to obtain medical assistance for him renders you criminally negligent for his death said Justice Burns.WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF CHARGES BEING PLEADED DOWN.SENTENCES BEING ENTIRELY INNAPPROPRIATEAND JUSTICE BEING DENIED!TELL YVETTE D'ATH YOU WANT THIS SENTENCE APPEALED, NOW ! This is a travesty of justice and MUST be appealed ! We MUST send a clear message to our decision makers that KIDS LIVES MATTER and those who were found guilty of playing a part in their murder should receive MUCH harsher sentences. Appealing Matthew Scown's sentence WILL send a clear message to judges everywhere that sentencing those who hurt, murder, or neglect children, to light sentences will result in an appeal !
Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Court hands custody of 2 year old to her paedophile father
Once again the Family Court has FAILED Australia’s children. Once again the Family Court has handed down a decision that COMPLETELY AT ODDS with the BEST INTEREST of a child. Chief Justice Stephen Thackray has ruled that 2 year old Pipah cannot go to live with her mother in Thailand. Instead, he has handed her over to the custody of her surrogate father, David Farnell. Farnell has a history of sexual offences against children dating back many years. Farnell is a convicted PAEDOPHILE convicted of 22 child sex offences. He has served time in prison for sexually abusing children yet Justice Thackray saw fit to release Pipah to his custody. You can read the news report here: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/gammy-twin-pipah-to-live-with-farnell-family-despite-risk-of-sexual-grooming-20160415-go72a3.html Chief Justice Thackray has set a DANGEROUS PRECEDENT since this case can now be used to allow other PAEDOPHILES to be granted custody of their children. Although strict conditions were placed on Farnell, given his history, there is NO REASON TO BELIEVE that this disgusting PAEDOPHILE will abide by them. 2 year old Pipah now faces a life where she will be GROOMED by the PAEDOPHILE Farnell to be his SEXUAL PLAYTHING, an OBJECT to be SHARED around with his PAEDOPHILE friends. She will live a life of DEGRADATION and FEAR knowing that her PAEDOPHILE father will use and abuse her and that the LAW DOES NOT CARE about her welfare. Her PAEDOPHILE father’s interests were given more consideration than her SAFETY. Chief Justice Thackray’s decision is a DISGRACE. This decision MUST be REVERSED and custody transferred to the mother where Pipah will be SAFE. Family Law must be changed so that no child will ever again be handed over to the custody of a convicted PAEDOPHILE. We are calling upon the Federal Government to step up to the plate and institute a NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM with UNIFORM laws applicable across the nation. NO child deserves to be treated the way 2 year old Pipah has been treated. Our children comprise 19% of our population but are 100% of our future. WE MUST DO ALL WE CAN TO PROTECT THEM BECAUSE PROTECTING THEM IS PROTECTING OUR FUTURE.
Petition to Nick Xenophon, Senator Richard Di Natale, Bill Shorten
Inquiry into ethics/practices of ASADA AFL WADA antidoping case against the 34 EFC players
We believe these players were denied: The presumption of innocence The right to an independent Hearing The right to remain silent The right to privacy and confidentiality The right not to be tried twice for the same offence The right to be dealt with promptly and not subject to unnecessary delays The right for an appeal to be heard in an Australian Court We believe: None of the sporting or governing bodies involved in the investigation, interim reports, and prosecution of these players have given the appearance of objectivity in the selection of evidence. None of the sporting or governing bodies involved in the investigation, interim reports, and prosecution of players, perhaps with the exception of the AFL Tribunal, have given any regard to whether evidence could be regarded as expert or scientific. In fact, some supporting evidence needed to be discounted on the grounds of relevance. The sporting and governing bodies involved in the investigation, interim reports, and prosecution of the players ran their own agenda in order to achieve a preconceived outcome. As a result, the outcome that was reached contains numerous factual errors and is based on suppositions which in many cases are unsupported. As a consequence of 1, 2, and 3, we believe the prosecution of the case was built on inexact proofs, indefinite testimony, and indirect inferences that do not reach the standard of ‘comfortable satisfaction' and therefore has no place in Australian sport. Innocent or guilty, we want the players to receive a fair go. That’s the Australian way. Therefore, this petition requests a Senate Inquiry in order to: Investigate and consider all the relevant facts so they are publically available. To date, the evidence against the players has been based on taking ‘bits out that might compromise what we need’. Investigate the role, motives and ethics of each sporting, government body and the media during the investigation and prosecution of the case. Identify if any person or organization has breached an Australia law during the investigation and prosecution of the case; make sure everyone is held accountable for their actions; and if warranted, prosecute the offenders. Investigate a mechanism for a review of this matter in Australia to ensure the players are given the opportunity to clear their names if they so wish. Review and amend legislation and rules so any identified injustices can never happen to Australian sports people again.
Petition to Minister for human services, Shadow Minister for Human Services, Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten
AUSTRALIAN KINSHIP CARERS NEED YOUR HELP
[What if this happened to you? Could you cope?]
An infant is dropped off to you by the police at 2am in the morning. A quick phone call was the only warning. She has been removed from her parents (your kin) due to abuse or neglect or for safety reasons. DHHS follow up in a few days and deem the child to be safe and close their case. You are left with an unsettled child, no funds, no support and many years later massive court costs to ensure that child remains safe and loved and cared for. This is one of many horror stories Kinship carers are forced to live through. Could you? As many of you are aware the incidence of children being cared for by relatives is increasing at an alarming rate in Australia. What you may not know is that many of these carers –Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles Etc- are doing so WITHOUT ANY SUPPORT from the government or community service providers. They receive no funding to assist with raising this child and many have no option other than to access their superannuation to support a safe environment for the child/ren and raise them above the poverty line. Often having to give up their job, their lifestyle must change completely to accommodate the needs of the child. They do the same job as foster carers however they receive no acknowledgement, nor any financial assistance. They receive no legal aid as this is given to the biological parents to attempt to reunify with that child. Some of the parents of these children may have mental health issues or a history of drug abuse however they are not held accountable for their actions or lack of care for their child knowing that the government will support them in getting the child back even though no requirements have been met. Having a child is not a right it is a privilege. These innocent children are being abused by the system and being forced to return to their biological parent/s into an unsafe, and at times volatile environment where their needs are not being met and more psychological damage is being done before being returned to the kinship carer who then is faced with challenging behaviours and professional bills to attempt to repair the damage caused. There are no accurate statistics on how many kinship carers there are in Australia as many choose not to be known officially for fear of DHHS reprisals, and those that have had children placed in their care by DHHS have had their case closed (and therefore aren’t counted in statistics) due to the child being in a safe environment. Funding is not offered if the case is closed early. Kinship carers love, feed, clothe and pay for all medical expenses out of their own pocket and as they are ageing themselves often put their own needs last and cannot afford to pay for their medical expenses. The childrens needs cost more each year and the carers do a fantastic job in an uncertain environment. The children are their priority. ALL kinship carers should be recognised and provided with the same financial assistance as foster carers. (Foster carers get a choice to be carers, we have no choice!) This is the next generation they are raising, to be productive, stable members of society. But they need your signature, to raise awareness, to change the system and to provide a life above the poverty line for Australia’s most vulnerable carers and children. Please sign and share to show your support.
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.