Petition to Queensland Parliament, Queensland Health Minister
Petition the Qld Gov’t to give Qld dairy company, Maleny Dairies, support and a fair go.
"Official statement from Maleny Dairies" Maleny Dairies is a family owned, award winning milk production company, which employs approximately 50 staff members from the local community, purchases milk from 11 local farmers, supports several charity and community groups and is making a strong sustainable footprint to the long term business model of the company. Maleny Dairies has been overlooked for a local tender in favour of Chinese and French owned companies and had Maleny Dairies been awarded the tender, it would have ensured the safe guarding of the local work force employed by the company and that of our dairy farms (which has seen Qld dairy farm numbers drastically drop from 350 in 2018/19 to a shocking 303 in 2020). In this case the tender process appears to have been solely focused on the ability to deliver the cheapest milk regardless the consequences to local employment and industry collapse as cheap UHT low quality milk from Southern states adds to the disruptive tipping point for our local industry and in turn our regional economy, and is surely linked to a hospital cost blowout and cost cutting program.Clarification on several points need to be addressed by the Queensland State Government with regards to the Procurement Policy and putting QUEENSLANDERS FIRST. 1. Maleny Dairies supported Queensland Government’s “Buy Local” initiative all last year, regularly attending Ministers’ media launches. We did not see Lacatalis or Lions at any of these media launches. 2. Maleny Dairies was strongly encouraged to tender for this work even when we communicated we couldn’t compete on price. 3. Maleny Dairies farmers needed that contract and so did we. Local farmers will struggle to stay in business if we can’t get the kind of support that Norco enjoys from their State Government. 4. The Queensland Government has spent last year saying it will support local Queensland owned businesses and Queensland jobs and then gives a milk tender to a Chinese and French owned company. Norco experienced a similar situation when their tender for the local hospitals was denied, as a company they challenged the decision which was later rescinded and Norco won the tender. As well as being awarded $15 million funding for upgrades to the infrastructure by the NSW State Government. Maleny Dairies applied for a $1 million grant for upgrades in factory, which was unsuccessful. It appears to us from a community perspective that the Minister for Health has focused singularly on his problem of cost blowout and cutting budgets and as a consequence has been blindsided by that process to the broader implications both at the community and government policy level. Maleny Dairies is seeking an urgent conversation with the Premier and the Minister for Health to understand if this is the case, and as a result, the tender process can be reviewed. Yours Sincerely Maleny Dairies For further information contact: email@example.com
Petition to Greather Wellington Council SWDC WDC Featherston MX Community.
Reopen the Mx track at Lake Wairarapa Reserve
Hi everyone. As some of you may know the MX track has been closed down due to claims of it being a health and safety issue to Walker's. If you think this is unfair and/or incorrect of the Council to close the MX track without properly looking at things and taking the consideration of the few thousand residents we have here in Featherston. The track and lake go far far back into the history of Wairarapa and should not be shut down for no good reason or just because its easier for the council involved than doing a proper investigation into the matter. Please sign this petition just to show the councils and community its worth the investigation and we do want this reopened as soon as possible for our young ones as it will keep bikes/offroad vehicles off the street and at the track where they should be. I know that motorcycles are frowned upon because of a few bad people but we aren't all like this and we are willing and happy to share the area with others but considering it is a small MX area in a decent size reserve and it being the only legal place for anyone to use without a huge fee in the lower north island it would be a huge shame to have it go to waste. Also to see all these bikes out on the street and down at the local rivers are sure to cause more issues in the future. Please have consideration for all.
Petition to Brad Cam, Brad Cam
Mid-Western Regional Council To Purchase Mudgee's Regent Theatre
Mudgee's Regent Theatre is currently under protection by an Interim Heritage Order. A decision regarding a listing on the New South Wales Heritage register is being awaited due by 28 February 2020. The Regent Theatre is a rare and intact example of an Art Deco Theatre and one of Mudgee’s treasures. The Regent Theatre is currently for sale, link here. We, the under signed, request that Mid-Western Regional Council purchase the building and create a plan to restore the theatre for use as a multi-purpose venue. The auction is scheduled for 6 March 2020 and we urge Council to act with immediacy to secure The Regent Theatre as part of their property portfolio. We believe there is a strong community need for the theatre to remain intact for its original purpose; to provide a space for live performance and entertainment and to attract tourists to our Region.
Petition to Stuart Robert, Mark boothman, Tom Tate, Annastacia Palaszczuk
Security Check Point at Helensvale Tram Station
On the back of the recent tragic stabbing death of 17 year old Jack Beasley, we want to urge the State Government and the Queensland Police to install a security scanning check point to check for knives, drugs and dangerous items, for people coming off the Trains prior to boarding the Trams to heading into Surfers Paradise. Since the introduction of the Tram service it has become an easy access for young trouble makers to travel to the party precinct and crime has been on the rise, not just in Surfers but also on the rail network from South Brisbane to Helensvale. This needs to be addressed immediately so that no other family has to live through the tragedy that Jacks family and friends are having to. Please help us make this happen. Rip Jack, forever in our hearts :(
Petition to Amanda Findley
Free green waste drop off at council tips
Here in the Shoalhaven LGA we, like many other regions, have experienced devastation and grief from the recent bushfires. As residents trying to maintain our properties and create safe fire zones around dwellings we still have to contend with no green waste collection in the Shoalhaven, and having to pay to take green waste to council tips. Residents here have simply too much green waste and litter to recycle and compost, given the vast treed areas in our towns. We ask Shoalhaven council to allow residents to deposit green waste at council tips at no cost all year round. This would greatly assist keeping our towns cleaner and safer in the years to come. Thanks for your consideration.
Petition to Blue Mountains City Council
Blue Mountains City Council - Stop Celebrating Australia Day on the 26th of January
Councils across Australia are ceasing to celebrate Australia Day in recognition of the fact that January 26th, also known as Invasion Day and Survival Day, is a day of sorrow for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. January 26th was first celebrated nationally as Australia Day in 1935. A mere 3 years later, in 1938, it was marked as a Day of Mourning. It is time to respond to over 80 years of protest by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The councils of Australia have the power to do so. Celebrating Australia Day on the 26th of January is devisive and marginalises those who see this date as the commencement of genocide, intergenerational trauma, disconnection from culture, disappearance of language, family separation, social discrimination, and more. Out of respect for the Dharug and Gundungurra people, we call upon Blue Mountains City Council to join other progressive councils around the country and no longer celebrate Australia Day on January 26th.
Petition to Christchurch City Council
Bring Metal McCaw to Christchurch
A Chinese artist whose offer to build a metal sculpture of Richie McCaw for the Auckland waterfront was rejected by Auckland Council in 2012 has gone ahead and done it anyway. Yang Yi, an AUT University graduate whose larger-than-life metal sculptures of Transformer robots have featured in China and Singapore, is looking for a home for the McCaw sculpture, which he is calling the “Undefeated Kiwi”. “The sculpture is something all Kiwis can identify with, and I believe it will also be a great tourist attraction with many taking photos with it,” the 32-year-old artist said. The 7m statue was made from scrap metal and weighs about three tonnes. It is now sitting at Yang’s studio in his home city of Shiyan in China. “I spent around $80,000 over the last two years to create this sculpture, which I feel portrays the true spirit of New Zealanders,” Yang said. The sculpture shows a man in the image of McCaw holding a rugby ball in a running position. “I chose Richie McCaw because the sculpture reflects the precious spirit of all New Zealanders through rugby and Richie is one of the outstanding representatives,” Yang said. “It captures the never-say-die, never-give-up and ever-forward-moving attitude of New Zealanders through the sport of rugby.” Yang has written to Rugby New Zealand for support, and says although money is not his concern, he hopes whoever adopts the statue will help contribute to at least part of the cost. “I wish to dedicate it to all New Zealanders and through it boost the morale of the All Blacks,” he said. Source: https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-national/artist-wants-nz-home-richie-mccaw-sculpture?fbclid=IwAR1MVVwvm9LBJmer8PhGTyUf0m8khHqM699tOGabOUp0Pq3zAPP09PVjl6YI am petitioning the Christchurch City Council to have this statue brought to Christchurch and installed out the front of the new Multi-Use Arena (aka Stadium) when it is built (hopefully some time in the next 10 years). If the Council are not willing to get involved, then we will crowdfund and display it on a vacant site in the CBD.