Petition to Parliament of Australia, Parliament of New South Wales, Parliament of Queensland, Parliament of South Australia, Parliament of Western Australia, Parliament of Victoria
Re-Institute the Death Penalty for Convicted Paedophiles
The Death Penalty Abolition Act 1973 & The Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2010 was the final nail in the coffin for the safety of innocent boys and girls in this country. If we are to restore a sense of safety and confidence in our legal system we MUST re-institute the death penalty for convicted Pedophiles who have raped a child. Most recently we have seen the case in which Gary Brabham has been released - serving just 6 months for raping an 8 year old girl. This must be the final straw for Australia's tolerance to convicted child-rapists. The Australian Institute of Criminology released a study on the Australian application of the death penalty and found that in every year major polling has been held, the majority of Australians support the death penalty for sex-related crimes, including pedophilia.  Sexual predators seeking out their own perverted lust with children should never be permitted to roam freely. And tax-payers should not have to sponsor their disgusting actions on children with a life-time of a comfortable prison life. The argument that the death penalty is unacceptable because inevitably an innocent man may be killed holds little moral utility. Most Australian's would believe that if we executed a few thousand pedophiles; the death of one man with a clear conscience would have been worth it. One man innocent of a crime sacrificed at the altar of Justice is something Australians are willing to tolerate in the stead of letting thousands of these sick monsters roam free; In the entire lifetime of the Australian death penalty only one person has been found to be innocent post execution.  What are we waiting for? Please sign and share this petition so that we may have our voices heard; Lets finally exact justice upon all the pedophiles in this country.
Petition to Daniel Andrews, Jacinta Allan
Push For More Car Parks At Tarneit Train Station
I'd like to raise the issue of the shortage of car parks at Tarneit train station and surrounding areas. The little space is forcing people that choose to use public transport daily to leave their cars parked on grass, across footpaths and along the side streets surrounding Tarneit library. The lack of space is not only causing congestion, but is unsightly and a serious safety issue. Fine's up to $200 are being distributed everyday to commuters that are left with no other option then to leave their cars in illegal spots around the train station carpark. The growing population, increase in housing estates and construction of new shopping centers in the area will cause the problem to become much worse if nothing is done about it and will begin to discourage people from using public transport. With the amount of excess land around the train station, I encourage Public Transport Victoria and Wydham City Council to reconsider expanding the carpark. Any support would be greatly appreciated.
Petition to Peter Lawrence
Ban Methidathion use in Australia!
Methidathion is an extremely harmful insecticide used on a variety of nuts, citrus, stone fruits, olive, seed varieties and cotton. It has been proven to cause respiratory problems, paralysis, muscle twitching, blurred vision and many more symptoms of poisoning. And it is also believed to cause liver cancer. The people that are harvesting and working with the crops are obviously the most exposed to Methidathion. But. You also may be exposed to Methidathion. It is known to have a very high residue on crops, therefore exposing it's toxins to everyday users. As well as this, it had been found that acute and chronic risks are of concern to birds, mammals and aquatic species. Methidathion may pose risks to beneficial insects that may be present at the treated area on an acute contact basis. Methidathion is based on outdated, old chemical science. There are many more less harmful alternative products on the market that can be used instead. Yet, lots of farmers are still using Methidathion. With your help, by signing this petition, once we reach a reasonable amount of signatures we will present it to a politician or another form of authority to help us ban Methidathion use in Australia.
Petition to Lord Mayor Graham Quirk
In memory of Manmeet Alisher, protect bus drivers now
Dear Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Please prevent Manmeet Alisher’s tragic death from happening to anyone else – protect Queensland’s bus drivers now. 29 year old Manmeet Alisher stood little chance. At approximately 9am on a sunny Brisbane morning on Friday 28 October, 2016; the beloved son, brother, fiancé and Brisbane City Council bus driver died horrifically at the wheel when he was set alight after driving into an inner-city Brisbane bus-stop to pick up passengers. Not one month earlier on the 29 September, the former Queensland Minister for Transport, the Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe, announced a state-wide review into bus driver safety after more than 350 bus drivers were assaulted in a six month period. Minister Hinchliffe cited that “Public transport workers, particularly bus drivers, often fall victim to verbal or physical abuse for simply doing their job” in a media release statement available here: http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2016/9/29/transport-minister-announces-review-of-bus-driver-safety Everybody has the right to work in a safe and harmonious environment, free from abuse; and especially if they are providing as vital a community service as public transport. Yet globally, bus drivers routinely face road rage, commuter anger and traffic congestion; bear witness to vandalism and risk verbal/physical assault and armed robbery, among other crimes whilst doing their job. Devastatingly, Manmeet’s death has illustrated just how vulnerable bus drivers, if not their passengers, are to fatal crimes, too. Studies show that bus driver assault crimes are best prevented. Prevention of assault can be achieved via measures such as bus driver safety screens, and/or providing additional security staff. The Bus Driver Safety Review (BDSR) is due to be finalised and submitted in March 2017. Going by previous statistics, this potentially means another 350 bus drivers will have been violently assaulted or worse. Brisbane City Council have not provided ongoing interim safety measures to protect bus drivers from violence since Manmeet’s death on 28 October, 2016. This petition asks for Brisbane City Council to implement interim as well as permanent bus driver safety measures immediately. Please add your name to this public record of support for better public transport conditions and safer workplaces for us all. #RespectandProtect #InManmeetsName
Petition to Luke Donnellan, Luke Donnellan MP, John Merritt
Urgent action on speed signs for Glen Eira College students
VicRoads should urgently install variable electronic signs at the dangerous pedestrian school crossing on Booran Rd, Caulfield East outside Glen Eira College. The school campus is split in two across Booran Rd and the pedestrian crossing with traffic lights allows students to cross. This crossing is dangerous as students are crossing this busy road during the whole day for lessons in the gym and the English Language Centre as well as to use the recreational space at recess and lunchtime not just in school zone times when the crossing is supervised by a Council crossing supervisor. Parents and College staff are very worried as there have been some near misses at this crossing with cars not stopping in time, or not stopping at all, in some cases. This is despite teacher supervision of the crossing during the school day and a crossing supervisor before and after school. This is an accident waiting to happen to one of our children. Variable electronic speed signs are required to make the traffic lights more visible to drivers as well as to extend the 40km/h speed limit throughout the school day. VicRoads have advised the school that there will be a 5-10 year wait for the school to receive the appropriate signage. This is unacceptable given what could happen to one of our children in the meantime. This issue was raised recently on the front page of the Caulfield/Glen Eira Leader (27 September - see photo). Please support the safety of our children and sign this petition. Glen Eira College Parents Association and Ruth Gordon, Vice President, Glen Eira College School Council
Petition to VicRoads, Malcolm Turnbull, Jacinta Allan
Introduce compulsory driving re-testing every 3 years once a driver turns 70 in Australia.
No one wants to lose a loved one due to unsafe driving. Nearly ever driver has encountered at least one elderly person driving unsafely. Not all elderly people are dangerous on the roads and it is not only them that can cause these accidents and close calls, but due to slower reflexes and deteriorating eyesight and hearing, many elderly drivers are a risk on the roads to themselves and everybody else. This is not a petition to get elderly people off the road. This is a petition for everyone's safety. Every driver around 70+ should be given a full driving test every 3-4 years minimum so that they can prove they are not unsafe and a risk on the road. There is no reason why this should not happen. Imagine all of the accidents and deaths that could've been prevented if this was already in place. Here are just a few examples of elderly people being a hazard on the roads from my friends, family and myself: Just yesterday, when I was driving, a man in a 4 wheel drive somehow didn't see us and made a turn, running us off the road. He was approaching the main road, stopped and then decided he would go just as we were passing. I was confused as to how he didn't see us, we had our full lights on and we were fully visible. If I hadn't turned quickly, it would've been a horrible crash. He continued to drive like nothing had happened and as he drove away, we saw he was an older man who could barely see over his steering wheel. A few months ago, I was a passenger in a car and an older woman was driving up the wrong side of the road, headed straight for us. If the driver hadn't swerved, she would've smashed right into us. A friend of mine's mother was hit off the road by an older woman who had run a red light. Another friend of mine was t-boned by an older lady as she could barely see over the steering wheel and her reflexes were too slow. She went straight through the a red light. A few weeks ago, as I was entering a round about, an older man was indicating to exit. He decided last minute that he wasn't going to exit just as I had entered and nearly smashed into me. My final example is unfortunately a two person fatality. A friend of mine was driving on a straight road and an old man pulled out of nowhere. My friend had smashed into the older man's car. The elderly woman in the car with the him had also died. The driver was 92. He didn't see the car and my friend has been left with a heavy burden. This is in no way discrimination against elderly people but I feel that it is necessary as there are so many accidents caused by them due to factors often beyond their control. Ideally, every driver should be re-tested every 4 years to ensure they're up to date with the road rules and are able to drive safely, just like hairdressers and other professionals regularly attend master classes and refresher courses to keep updated with new information and techniques regarding the appropriate fields, but I understand that this would take a lot of time to take place and would cost a lot more money. If we can start with elderly people, we can work our way down to getting every driver tested and our roads will be so much safer than they are currently. This would also ensure that drivers who do not comply with regulations would receive the necessary support and assistance they really require. For example, if an elderly person was to lose their licence due to failing the driving test, they should be entitled to free or very cheap taxi / transport services to compensate. Please see the results of this survey I made today regarding how many people have experienced unsafe elderly drivers: http://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-YGWWTZMP