tony abbott

3 petitions

Started 7 months ago

Petition to Liberal Party Deputy State Director NSW Simon McInnes

Tell the Liberal Party you’re unhappy with Tony Abbott’s endorsement for Warringah

I believe that Tony Abbott is out of touch with the views of the majority of his constituents and therefore he is not serving the residents of Warringah well.   This petition is about Tony Abbott’s suitability for the role, not about parties or policies.  Whatever your political beliefs, we need a representative who is in tune with and will be an advocate on behalf of the whole community.  For the record I am a swinging voter or ‘sometimes Liberal voter’ and am reaching out to like-minded people in the political centre to make the Liberal Party aware of the scale of discontent in Warringah. Why are we unhappy with Tony Abbott?   He appears incapable of putting his personal beliefs aside, as evidenced when he chose not to take our 75% yes SSM vote to Canberra.  That was completely unbelievable!  And perfectly demonstrates his total disregard for his electorate’s views.   He is notoriously inconsistent on issues, the Paris Accord being the prime example. How can we have trust in the face of such inconsistency?  What does he stand for and what are his values?  Tony is a disrupter at federal level, with people across the spectrum acknowledging his wrecking-ball actions over the past two years. We need a candidate who: Is aware and respectful of his or her constituents’ views;  Believes in the necessity to address climate change and who can get onboard with a bipartisan approach to the important issues like energy policy;  Will be a strong advocate for our electorate; Takes a collegial approach and is not a disruptor concerned with self-promotion;  Demonstrates integrity and consistency, earning the respect and trust of Warringah residents. Please sign this petition to tell the Liberal Party to reopen the preselection process.  It is time for a more deserving Liberal candidate for Warringah!  Don't forget to add your own constructive and respectful comments when signing the petition. 

Moira Copsey
244 supporters
This petition won 3 years ago

Petition to Tony Abbott MP, Tony Abbott, Honours Secretariat, General Sir Peter John Cosgrove

My son died saving his little brother – it would mean the world to us to have his bravery acknowledged

My son's last words were "take my brother first". He and his mother were trapped on the roof of our family car as the massive 2011 Queensland floodwaters surrounded them – and as a good samaritan waded in to help my brave little son Jordan, just 13 years old, insisted his little brother was saved first. Jordan couldn't swim. He must have been petrified. But he put his fears aside to make sure his brother made it through the terrifying flood. Moments later, Jordan and his mum were swept to their deaths. Time can never heal what losing them has meant for us. We're still devastated, and struggling. In the wake of the floods there was a glint of light in the darkness – there were calls by politicians in Canberra for Jordan to be recognised for his incredible bravery. "The legend of Jordan's amazing courage will go on,” said Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Tony Abbott, who was opposition leader, said Jordan should get the Cross of Valour, Australia's highest civilian award for bravery. I was so proud. I waited, waited and waited - but it never happened. Three years on, I feel like Jordan's bravery has been forgotten about, and all the talk by politicians were empty gestures. I was offered a 'Group Family Citation' which I declined, because I believe Jordan should be considered for an actual bravery award. I believe the Cross of Valour, as Tony Abbott suggested, would be appropriate, is what should be considered. I am asking Tony Abbott to nominate Jordan for the award, and for the committee to reconsider this nomination. Nothing will ever bring Jordan and Donna back. But it would mean the world to us to have his last moments of bravery properly acknowledged.

john tyson
304,091 supporters