Topic

women's rights

134 petitions

Started 4 days ago

Petition to the australian public, the Australian Parliament, The Australian Government

Better lit streets and parks to insure the safety of all women

Last night I was absolutely shocked to my core to learn that Eurydice Dixon , a twenty two year old women was raped and murdered in a Melbourne park walking home from her comedy gig. Her body was discovered around 3 am on a soccer pitch. The nineteen year old man turned himself into police as the news quickly spread. Why am I telling you this? Because as a women I am told not to walk home by myself at night time, or do anything without someone knowing where I am at all times, just incase. As a women I know the all too familiar feeling of calling a friend or picking up the pace when walking around a local street. As a women I share this with you to help build awareness about another young lady who’s life was cut short for NO fault of her own. She wasn’t in the wrong place or wasn’t wearing the wrong clothing. She was attacked by a man who didn’t even know her. Now I know my small Facebook post is not going to change too much but if you can take the time to share, or write your own message about this truely devastating attack, you’ll be sharing the message that violence against women is not okay and that as a community we want to see a change. As numbers continue to rise there will always be strong women right there to fight for what’s right. Please sign this  petition to help me continue to fight for such an important cause. 

Belinda Fraser
91 supporters
Decision maker responded 4 weeks ago

Petition to 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
71,774 supporters