Petition to Michael McCormack
Stop Singapore Military Taking Farm Land in Marlborough, Queensland.
Stop the expansion of Singapore Military training grounds in Marlborough, Queensland. This is land belonging to 40 farmers who will be kicked out if no one stops it. Some of these farmers have families and their livelihoods are at stake. We can not and will not let the government sell land from under the feet of hard working Australians to foreign governments for the purpose of training their military when they can train on their own land in their own country. Say no to foreign ownership of Australian land, say no to Singapore.
Petition to Tony Burke
Protect sacred aboriginal burial grounds in the Kimberley
The WA State government has given permission for Woodside's proposed gas plant to disturb ancient burial grounds in the dunes near James Price Point (Walmadany) without giving any rationale, and despite findings by a previous State Government that these sites must be protected for environmental and cultural heritage reasons. Traditional owner, Teresa Roe says, “My spirit comes from this country. My sister was stolen by welfare so my parents hid me, so I could be raised on country with my culture. I raised 9 of my own children and 8 of my sisters children after she passed away. My sons are the law men for this country. They have the responsibility to protect it. They hold the songs, the stories. Our ancestors are buried in those dunes. No one would allow a whitefella cemetery to be dug up so why here? When Tony Burke sat down with us he looked me in the eye, and I told him “I kept my country alive… I don’t want anybody destroying it. I don’t want the money, I want the country and my spirit." The state government has failed us. We need Tony Burke to step in and act.” More info here and here.