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Petition to Scott Morrison, Greg Hunt MP, Bill Shorten, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, Catherine King, Julie Bishop, Tanya Plibersek, Janet Rice

Axe The TamponTax #BloodyOutrage

There’s no womb in society for a tampon tax. Did you know there is a GST on Tampons AND they are called a ‘luxury’?  I don’t know about you, but they don’t seem like a luxury to me. Condoms, lubricant, incontinence pads or sunscreen on the other hand are GST free. What’s with that?  It’s a bloody outrage. Putting a tax on products women need as a direct consequence of their biology is fundamentally sexist.It’s a stain on our national image. Half the population of Australia -- approximately 10 million women -- will pay tax on these products for the greater part of their lifetime. Costing us about $1000 for buying an essential health product. The Tampon Tax is ridiculous. Period. Luckily, women of childbearing age - those of us who need tampons - will be key voters in the upcoming election. So they'll need to listen if they want to woo us for our votes!It’s a bleeding disgrace. As Australians, as voters, as women, we request that the Federal Government the Opposition end this inherently sexist and unfair unfair tax. This tax is really cramping my style. Tampons belong on the GST free health products list - they're not a luxury. They're a necessity. Can you help me out by sharing the petition on Twitter and Facebook -- with all your friends and everyone else? Let's pull the plug on the Tampon Tax! #BloodyOutrage

Sophie Liley
74,463 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten

URGENT: A Banking Royal Commission to stop Corruption in the CBA and FOS

The reason I have marked this petition as URGENT is because the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is trying to silence me. On 29 September 2017, under extreme duress, I am being forced to sign a Resolution Agreement of the CBA even though the CBA has acted unlawfully i.e. breached their legal lending obligations under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 and the Code of Banking Practice 2013. I have obtained legal advice to support this. If I do not sign this Resolution Agreement, the CBA will send in their Bailiff and this will place the lives of my family and my life in serious danger. Even if I sign this Resolution Agreement, our lives will still be in serious danger. Even though the Law is on my side, my complaint against the CBA was dismissed by Financial Ombudsman Service Australia (FOS) because FOS ignored the written evidence I provided. Obviously the CBA was unable to provide any evidence. I did not know that FOS would be allowed to get away with this until this happened to me. I then discovered that this corruption has been going on for many years and has destroyed the lives of countless Australians.  In the last 6 ½ years there have been 37 Senate Inquiries investigating banking fraud. Despite all the submissions lodged by Australians like myself about the CBA, FOS and Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), nothing has been done by the Australian government. My local Federal Member of Parliament ignored the evidence I provided about the CBA and FOS and has done nothing to help me. I have also contacted the Prime Minister and have not received a response.  On 11 April 2017 I lodged a complaint directly with Ian Narev, CBA Chief Executive Officer and provided him with the written evidence to support that the CBA had acted unlawfully in my case. Ian Narev ignored me. He does not tell the truth in his media statements. Because I decided to fight for justice and my FOS Complaint was unnecessarily delayed, I no longer have funds to relocate until I receive the income from the sale of my property, not that I should be forced to sell my property. I am a single 66 year old woman without human support of any kind because my family and close friends have passed away. My family comprises my horses, one of whom has recently gone blind in one eye, and my dog who is completely deaf. Unfortunately many Australians have become indifferent to the suffering of others so I cannot count on one person to help me. If the CBA sends in their Bailiff we will all be man-handled and dumped onto the side of the road with nowhere to go. Our lives will be placed in serious danger. The CBA and FOS do not care. I have read countless stories about the disgusting way the CBA Bailiffs treat women, children, the elderly and animals. It is evident that the CBA targets vulnerable Australians. This behaviour should not be tolerated in a democratic and decent society.  I do not have a Facebook account because I have been bullied in the past so I am extremely limited in promoting my petition. I need 5 signatures for my petition to even be viewed on the Change community. I need as many signatures as possible so that the Prime Minister will take notice.  The photo I have chosen for my petition was taken in 2009 and shows my dog named Hobson with me. Hobson was an extraordinary boy, incredibly courageous and loyal. Without Hobson by my side, I would not have survived the tragedies and the betrayals I have suffered since Hobson came to me as an 8 weeks old puppy in 2003. Sadly Hobson passed away from Hemangiosarcoma on 28 December 2015. Hobson is my inspiration to fight for justice to save our home and our lives. Hobson is greatly missed by me, his beloved companion Misty and my horses. We are a very close family and we need to stay together. Unconditional Love creates extraordinary connections between all beings.

Susan Dennis
188 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Bill Shorten, Malcolm Turnbull, Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten

Domestic and family violence has no home in Australia

It is estimated that one in four Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of a current or former male partner. The number of women and children escaping violence and seeking a safe place to call home is increasing each year, but the Federal Government does not have a national strategy to ensure access to safe and affordable housing. If you’re escaping domestic and family violence having affordable housing options and appropriate support can mean the difference between being able to safely leave the violence or not. We need political will from all parties to address domestic and family violence, including delivering the full range of safe and affordable housing options women and children so urgently need.  This includes crisis accommodation, social and affordable housing and where it is safe financial support to remain at home. This election, all political leaders need to commit to a national domestic and family violence strategy that includes the full range of safe and affordable housing options. Now is the time for us to stand together to make a change so that women and children escaping domestic and family violence have a home to go to. Domestic and family violence has no home in Australia. Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten - this election our vote will be for a party that commits to investment in affordable housing to support women and their children to be safe from domestic and family violence.

475 supporters