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 Claus Weidner, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Daimler AG, Wolfgang Huppenbauer
Make autonomous safety tech standard on CKD Mercedes-Benzes in Malaysia
I’m one of the administrators of Malaysia’s W205 group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/MBw205my/ and I’ve a message for all Mercedes-Benz owners in Malaysia. Do you know that your vehicle is severely crippled when it comes to safety technology? Do you realize that even a Honda CR-V (with Honda Sensing - https://paultan.org/2017/06/16/driven-2017-honda-cr-v-with-honda-sensing-first-impressions/ or a Mazda CX-5 (with i-ActivSense - https://paultan.org/2016/07/20/gallery-mazda-cx-5-skyactiv-d-diesel-at-saujana/)has better safety technology compared to your supposedly high-tech and prestigious Mercedes? This is, unfortunately, a fact when it comes to Malaysian Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Only the S-class, GLE 400 SUV, GLE 450 coupe, GLS-class and all 63 AMG models come with Driving Assistance Package Plus. All other models (A-class, C-class, E-class, etc.) DO NOT have it. What is Driving Assistance Package Plus? It is a suite of autonomous safety technology that goes in preventing a crash from even happening in the first place. Although all Mercedes vehicles in Malaysia have Collision Prevention Assist Plus/Active Brake Assist as standard, this is NOT enough in preventing a crash from happening. Collision Prevention Assist Plus/Active Brake Assist (CPA+/ABA) only applies 40% braking power at 105 kph and below. This means that the vehicle can only fully avoid a crash at 60 kph and below, and at speeds between 60-105 kph, it can only reduce the vehicle’s velocity to reduce the impact severity. This system also will not be able to prevent a crash in cross-traffic situations (i.e. a vehicle coming out of a side street without looking left or right, henceforth blundering into your path). Driving Assistance Package Plus (DAP+) adds the following technology:• Distronic Plus with Steering Assist + Stop&Go Pilot. In other words, this is radar/adaptive cruise control coupled with steering assist. It maintains the distance of your vehicle from the one in front of you (based on the distance you set), and brakes accordingly to maintain the distance (all the way to a standstill if needed). In traffic jam situations, you’d never need to touch the brake or steer at all, because the car can drive itself in traffic jam situations (although you do have to touch the steering wheel every 10-15 seconds to let the system know that you’re awake). • BAS Plus with Cross Traffic Assist. CPA+ won’t help you if a vehicle suddenly blunders into your path in front of you (because CPA+ radar only scans forwards, not sideways. Plus, it can’t react fast enough to vehicles blundering into your path out of a side street), but BAS Plus with Cross Traffic Assist will be able to detect cross-traffic situations and boost the braking power to 100% if necessary. • Pre-Safe Brake with pedestrian recognition. CPA+ won’t help you if a pedestrian suddenly jumps out of a sidewalk and right into your path, but Pre-Safe Brake with pedestrian recognition will slam on the brakes for you should someone suddenly walk into your path without looking. Also, Pre-Safe Brake extends the application of CPA+/ABA to 200 kph and will apply full braking power (not just 40%) if necessary to prevent a crash. • Rear-end collision prevention. In the event that you're stationary and there is a vehicle rapidly approaching you from behind, the car will apply full braking power to keep the car stationary, tighten the seatbelts and flash the brake lights and rear hazard indicators rapidly at the vehicle behind to warn that your vehicle is stationary. In the event of a collision, whiplash will be reduced as the car has tightened the seatbelts and applied full braking power to prevent the car from sliding. • Active Blind Spot Assist. This is particularly useful on Malaysian roads, where motorbike riders love riding in a vehicle’s blind spot area. If you’re about to change lanes and there’s something in your blind spot, you will be warned by a flashing red triangle in your side mirror. The system can also steer you away from the hazard if you’re drifting towards it. • Active Lane Keep Assist. In the event that you’re drowsy and start drifting out of your lane, the system will gently steer you back into your lane. It tracks lane markings on the road, as well as vehicles in front of you (if any) to help you stay in lane. • In the case of the E-class, DAP+ adds Drive Pilot, which is a semi-autopilot functionality that can even change lanes automatically for you when you indicate. Plus, the hands-off period from the steering wheel is longer. Unfortunately, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia treats the Malaysian market like a bunch of peasants. Why? Malaysian consumers are to blame as well. The typical Malaysian consumer only wants badge and looks, and does not care much about safety. Most Malaysians are just satisfied with basic ABS, VSC and walking away from a crash alive. This is not enough and has to change. It is much better to prevent a crash in a first place, rather than crashing and then escaping unhurt. We deserve better, considering that Malaysian driving conditions are more dangerous compared to developed countries such as Australia, Germany, etc. If the highest-end variant of a Honda CR-V can have almost all the functionality of DAP+, why not Mercedes? Even the Malaysian-spec BMW G30 530i (CBU) has almost all of the functionality of DAP+ as standard, while the CKD version omits radar cruise control, but is still in a better shape than what's available in CKD W213s. Why can Mercedes-Benz Malaysia get away with high pricing while not providing crucial autonomous safety technology? Here is the response from a Cycle and Carriage dealer: "The local Malaysian market is still not mature enough to ask for specific safety items. Customers are still chasing prestige rather than practicality. A lot of customers still do not know what they want in a car, rather they prefer what premium brand they can afford to drive home in. General customers tend to think it’s a safe car anyway without really dwelling into the reality of what they really got on board. Hence MBM can get away with such pricing, where they only equip those RM500k (most of it except for high performance AMG) and above models with such “necessary” safety items." Human life does not have a price tag attached. MBM should at least make DAP+ standard on the highest-end model of every class (e.g. C300/C350e, E250 Exclusive), if not on every model, for those who want the added safety would be buying these models in the first place and would not mind paying extra. Just because the majority of the consumers don't want safety or are unaware of it doesn't mean that the vocal minority wanting safety should be denied the option of buying CKD models with DAP+. It is unreasonable to ask us to pay extra in CBU taxes to buy a custom-build CBU unit with the safety pack, when it can be fitted at the factory (look at the S-class - that's a CKD model with DAP+). Alternatively, dealerships should be trained to retrofit DAP+ to existing vehicles if customers want it. It may seem unfeasible in the short term, but give it a try. You never know. Change starts from us. Complaining to our dealership is a good start. Sending emails to Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is another way. If we send enough feedback to MBM (email@example.com), things might change soon enough for the better. Thank you.
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
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 Jane Smith, Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Liesel Tesch MP, Lucy Wicks MP, Gladys Berejiklian, Chris Holstein, Rhichard Mehrtens, Troy Marquart, Rebecca Gale Collins, Troy Grant, Scot Macdonald, Gabrielle Upton, Taylor Martin MLC
Please make the Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Umina Beach safe at night
￼￼We the undersigned are very concerned by the ongoing crime and vandalism taking place in the Peninsula Recreation Precinct (PRP) and surrounding streets. The PRP and car parks at the end of Sydney Avenue and Melbourne Avenue are not safe places to be at night. The ongoing break-ins of houses, local businesses and vandalism of park facilities is not acceptable and must be stopped. The violent fights, abuse of alcohol and illicit substances by minors, leading to the hospitalisation of young people after serious fights is alarming and a damming reflection of the lack of activities for teenagers on the Peninsula and the lack of Police resources to curb this dangerous behaviour. We want to see the PRP become a safe and crime-free zone ASAP. We appeal to Central Coast Council to apply for $1 million in Federal Safer Communities Funding to: install solar powered flood lights in the Peninsula Recreation Precinct (PRP), Umina Beach - to light the PRP every night of the year and deter youth crime and violence. install additional CCTV cameras in the PRP to monitor activity in the Precinct and catch vandals and perpetrators of crime and violence. restore existing broken CCTV cameras in the PRP. fund additional random security monitoring of the PRP from a new security contractor. conduct community initiatives to provide real lasting solutions to youth antisocial behaviour in Umina and in the PRP. retrofit the abandoned football club on Umina Oval as a youth centre and venue for teenagers to socialise and connect with community services in a fun and inviting way, especially on weekends and in school holidays. We appeal to the NSW Government to: increase funding and resources for Woy Woy Police. install a 24 hour police station in Umina CBD. provide additional Police patrols to the Peninsula and Umina.
Petition to NSW Police
Reduce Firearm risk by allowing Air soft for educational purposes
Allowing Air Soft rifles to be used to educate and train firearm applicants will help to greatly decrease risks that come with the use of real firearms, while teaching and demonstrating safe conduct with and around firearms. Because of you signing this petition we can together help make many Minors and Adults, safer by using non lethal firearms when learning firearms safety basics.
Petition to Moreland City Council
Keep Our Community Safe - Pedestrian crossing for local Children's Centre.
Pascoe Vale Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten is a buzzing hub of activity - every day we have as many as 50 staff who are involved in the care and education of 170 children from around 250 families within the local area. At Pascoe Vale Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten we are serving the needs of our families 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, all year round. Being located directly on busy Cumberland Rd, we are subject to quite a lot of traffic, especially in the peak hours of the day and much of this traffic consists of trucks and large transport vehicles. The speed limit on Cumberland Rd is 60 kmph and the driveway between Cumberland Rd and the car park of our service is an increasingly concerning traffic hazard. The current conditions mean that people exiting the driveway have little to no clear view of the oncoming traffic from either direction and are often forced to pull out onto Cumberland without clear sight of the road- there have been many near misses and minor incidences and these happen on a weekly basis. Daily, horns can be heard as people unknowingly exit onto Cumberland Rd into oncoming traffic. In 2015 there was a more serious accident in which one of our teachers was involved. She was impacted side on by an oncoming car and there were an additional 2 cars damaged in the accident, an ambulance attended the scene to treat the drivers involved and the police and the fire department to make the area safe. Our growing concern is that the children and families of our community are at risk each and every day- this is a serious accident waiting to happen. We do not want to wait for tragedy to strike before something is changed. We hope to have the area made safer by the implementation of clearly defined car parking spaces, no standing zones either side of the driveway, reduce speed limit in that section of road, a traffic mirror to view the road, and most ideally a pedestrian crossing with controlled traffic lights which allows the safe crossing of children as well as creating opportunities for cars to safely enter the road.