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 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 Luke Donnellan, Luke Donnellan MP, Vince Punaro
Build the Calder Bike Path
“We’ll build the paths to get the bikes off the road and out of the traffic, making life easier for cyclists and motorists alike.” - Daniel Andrews MP.Currently there is NO SAFE ROUTE for Sunbury and Macedon Ranges residents to get to and from Melbourne by Bike. The main corridor used by commuter and recreational cyclists involves a portion of the Calder Fwy between Organ Pipes Rd and Kings Rd. VicRoads has seen fit to erect several signs on both sides of the freeway indicating cyclists should use the freeway shoulder, however at the Calder Park Drive exit the shoulder ceases to exist. The space is instead used for a high speed slip lane. What then for cyclists heading north? You're on your own apparently, just dice it out for a couple of hundred metres with high speed freeway traffic. For one commuter cyclist recently it meant a trip to hospital with a concussion and several broken bones after being hit from behind by a car, followed by months off work for recovery. How long until the unthinkable happens and lives are ruined as a result? For a small investment a path can be built on the North side of the freeway, completely eliminating this dangerous bike-car interaction. This needs to happen sooner rather than later. Luke Donnellan: For these people who are trying to do the right thing by leaving the car at home and riding to work instead - Give them a safe option.Detailed proposal can be found here:Proposal PDF
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