• Don’t Close the Door – Save Homelessness Services!
    In the last year 290,500 Australians sought help from specialist homelessness services. These critical services support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including vulnerable groups such as women and children escaping domestic and family violence. If the Federal Government goes ahead with this $50m cut, critical services will be closed and jobs lost across Australia. Homelessness services were not meeting demand pre COVID-19 and are now under extreme pressure due to the impact of COVID-19 and economic recession. To rebuild out of this crisis and be able to support our most vulnerable Australians we cannot afford to lose hundreds of critical frontline homelessness workers. We call on the Morrison Government to ensure it continues and indexes its existing level of funding for these critical community services so workers are paid properly and able to continue to focus on supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Don’t close the door on homelessness services!
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  • Save Yarra Ranges Aged Care
    Council-run home care enables those in need to live independently at home for as long possible. Being able to retain a sense of independence is so important for mental and emotional health. Our ageing relatives, friends and neighbours deserve to retain the quality care they get from our highly trained Council workers
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  • Provide Ambos with Bullying, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Investigation Processes
    Ambulance Victoria has received numerous complaints by paramedics about bullying and sexual harassment. They have asked the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) to undertake a review into Sexual Harassment and Discrimination. The review could take years! In the meantime, when paramedics and AV staff raise current issues about bullying, they are told that they can raise them in an internal process or send them to VEOHRC. VEOHRC's coverage of bullying is not clear cut. They cannot conciliate a bullying complaint unless it relates to discrimination or sexual harassment. This will leave many complaints out in the cold, with no-one available to review them. Additionally, less than 10% of surveyed staff at Ambulance Victoria believe that the current internal investigation process is effective and fair. This can’t wait - Ambulance Victoria must act now!
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    Created by Miranda Jamieson
  • Protect COVID-Vulnerable Workers
    Australians have done an incredible job of managing the COVID19 pandemic so far, but now we need to get on with life while still protecting our most vulnerable. As we re-open our borders and our economy, we’ll probably have small localised outbreaks of COVID-19. When that happens, many of us will be able to continue protecting ourselves by working from home. But some people just don’t have that option because of the type of work they do. Even worse, some of these people also have pre-existing health conditions or other risk factors that make them vulnerable to the worst effects of the virus. So how do we protect people with pre-existing conditions who can’t work from home, when the virus springs up again? The answer is simple. The Federal Government should provide them with a COVID-Vulnerable Worker Payment. It would work like an extension of paid pandemic leave - so workers can stay safe, without having to use up their existing workplace entitlements. Let’s look after COVID-Vulnerable workers, and get Australia moving again.
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  • WA State Govt: stand up for local manufacturing jobs!
    COVID-19 has taught us all the value and security of having a technologically advanced medical supply-chain in our state. And yet the global pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, has slated its Perth factory for closure. Not only will our community lose nearly 500 good jobs but also the cutting edge skills we need to make critical medicine for Western Australia.
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  • Support essential public sector workers now!
    When faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, workers offered to roll over their current Enterprise Agreement so that everyone could focus on supporting South Australians through the public health crisis. The Marshall Liberal Government rejected this, and now after months of negotiations, they are still shamefully in favour of attacking workers’ conditions, including their job security, leaving workers and the community concerned that the Government has an intention to privatise further services. We call on the Treasurer and the Marshall Liberal Government to support these workers by agreeing to stop the attacks on their conditions and commit to secure jobs for essential workers. Sign the petition now! Send the Marshall Liberal Government a clear message that the community supports these essential workers
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  • Support Reproductive Health and Wellbeing Leave
    Reproductive Health and Wellbeing Leave recognises men, women and gender diverse people have special health needs connected to their fertility and sexuality. Reproductive and sexual health care has traditionally been a taboo topic in the workplace, with members preferring to take time off without pay and struggle on without workplace support than directly address their health needs with an employer. From menstrual pain and discomfit to the need for surgical interventions like vasectomy or hysterectomy to assisted reproduction and gender transitioning therapies, Reproductive Health and Wellbeing Leave takes away the embarrassment for employees and employers making it clear that there is workplace support for the most personal health issues. Reproductive and Sexual Health Leave includes: flexible working arrangements- the right to work from home the right to a comfortable working environment to alleviate symptoms or facilitate treatment the right to access up to 5 days leave per year in addition to any personal leave days. Appropriate evidence (eg. Doctor's Certificate) may be required.
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  • Parkdale Library needs a new playground
    The Petition of citizens and residents in the City of Kingston draws to the attention of the Kingston City Council that: 1. The Parkdale community between Como Pde East and Nepean Hwy do not have a local playground and our young families must travel via car to go to the nearest playground. 2. That the land adjoining Parkdale Library would be suitable, due to its proximity to local families, the library, train station and local shopping strips. 3. We acknowledge that the City of Kingston already owns the land next to the Library and currently has no plans for this space to benefit our local community.
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  • No more waitlist for home care!
    We want to live in a country where everyone has the care they need, when and where they need it, and where care work is valued. 28,000 people have died in the past 2 years while waiting for home care packages. Over 100,000 people are STILL waiting for care. The interim report from the Royal Commission labelled the home care system unfair, discriminatory, and cruel. And home care workers struggle daily - their wages are low, they aren't given enough time to provide care, and they're being pressured onto zero-hour contracts while making themselves available around the clock. As care workers, recipients of care, friends and family, we want better than this!
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    Created by United Workers Union members
  • Make Space for Headspace
    Grievance The Petition of residents to the City of Kingston draws to the attention of the of Kingston Council that: 1. Headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support. 2. Headspace is a fantastic service which caters to young people who might be experiencing mental health challenges 3. That Kingston Council does not have a Headspace facility to serve the bayside area of the municipality and travel to the closest facilities in Frankston, Dandenong and Moorabbin could prove difficult for young people seeking help. 4. That the Mordialloc Youth Hub or surrounding locations would be suitable due to its proximity to a multitude of primary and secondary schools, local sporting clubs and its accessibility via public transport. 5. The impacts of Covid-19, online learning and social isolation has disproportionately affected young people’s mental health. 6. Council should be working with their federal counterparts for vital services that will benefit the community, and should play a leading role in their delivery. Authorised by: Declan Dubout, 25 Davey Street, Parkdale, 3195
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    Created by Dylan Styles
  • UTAS REVERSE CUTS TO CLEANERS
    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of cleaners and the amazing job they do in keeping work spaces and public areas clean, healthy, and sanitary. During the pandemic, cleaners have been put under immense stress as they fight to keep Tasmanians safe. It is because of the hard work and dedication of cleaners that Tasmania currently has zero recorded cases of COVID-19. However, we are only as safe as our front line defence allows us to be. By cutting the cleaning budget, effectively withdrawing time and resources from cleaners to do their job, UTAS is putting everyone at risk. It would be devastating if a second wave of COVID-19 spread throughout Tasmania because of this poor decision by Vice-Chancellor Rufus Black and the UTAS Board. UTAS must restore its cleaning budget NOW!
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  • Alistair Coe & the Liberals: Promise no cuts to frontline health services!
    Alistair Coe & the Liberals keep telling Canberrans how they will cut rates, taxes and charges, but they haven’t been so quick to tell us which essential services they will cut. Will it be Nurse Led Walk-In Centres, COVID school cleaning or will the Liberals just make it harder to get to work by cutting vital infrastructure works like the light rail extension? Mr Coe - is it true you won’t rule out cuts to frontline health services, including job cuts to doctors, nurses and healthcare workers? Mr. Coe, isn’t it about time you told people in Canberra the truth?
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