• End The Silence On Sexual Violence
    Rape culture in parliament threatens our involvement in the political process. Parliament, in its current state, lacks representation of oppressed gender groups. First Nations women, trans and gender diverse people are particularly underrepresented in our legal system. The endemic sexual abuse that is perpetrated in parliament threatens the paltry representation that oppressed gender groups have ascertained thusfar and makes it difficult for those marginalised groups to speak up against gendered violence and support victim surviours for fear of receiving their own workplace bullying, relocation or loss of livelihood. For too long we have worked within the system and compromised with the state on our bodily autonomy, our rights and our safety. We say enough. It’s time to End the Silence on Sexual Violence.
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    Created by Leah Ward
  • Have a heart for children in state care
    THERE'S A CRISIS IN RESIDENTIAL CARE Every month hundreds of shifts are being covered by fatigued Youth Workers working excessive overtime. Many more are not covered at all. The staffing shortage has become so chronic that social workers are now being forced to care for children in offices because there aren't enough Residential Care staff to care for them. This puts vulnerable children and the staff that care for them at serious risk. Minister Sanderson has known about this for years, yet the problem is getting worse. The Public Service Association has calculated that we need at least 60 more full-time youth workers to ensure appropriate staffing in Residential Care. EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS MUST BE RESTORED In the last two State Budgets Minister Sanderson’s government has made significant cuts to successful early intervention programs. As a result we’re seeing more children coming into state care. We need these programs restored to ensure vulnerable children and families are supported to function independently. CUTS TO ABORIGINAL PROGRAMS MUST BE ABANDONED Many children in care are Aboriginal. Yet, Minister Sanderson’s government is planning to axe critical programs specifically designed to support Aboriginal children and their families.
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    Created by Nev Kitchin
  • Support the people of Myanmar - End Support to the Military Junta
    The people of Myanmar are in a knife-edge moment in history as they fight for democracy through the widespread civil disobedience movement. Workers are on the frontline of this movement, and many are taking strike action to reject the military takeover. These workers and the broader movement need our solidarity and support if they are to force the military to end the coup. The Australian government must act quickly and now to assist the people of Myanmar and stop this military takeover. On 1 February, the military took power and arbitrarily arrested President Win Myint, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, leaders of regional and national governments and of the National League for Democracy (NLD), civil society activists and public figures. This compounds the grave damage that the military has done to Myanmar’s political, economic, social and cultural life and to human rights more broadly over the past 60 years. The Myanmar military’s coup follows their 2017 campaign of terror against ethnic and religious minorities, which included credible allegations of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Rohingya people, as well as war crimes and crimes against humanity in Kachin and Shan States. The Australian Government has been a key development partner for Myanmar since 2012 and has had diplomatic relations since 1952. Australian businesses, including mining and gas companies are currently operating in Myanmar. They must withdraw immediately. The Australian government must now take urgent action to support the civil disobedience movement through the Australian Embassy in Myanmar in all approaches, both diplomatic and practical. It must take steps to isolate the Myanmar military from access to funding and wealth via all Australia-Myanmar cooperation and via Australian businesses in Myanmar. We demand Australia support human rights, justice and accountability for the people of Myanmar.
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    Created by Union Aid Abroad APHEDA, Victorian Trades Hall Council and Australian Unions
  • Declare the “Proud Boys” a Terrorist Organisation in Australia
    In the past week we’ve seen people in ‘Proud Boys’ gear at the Invasion Day rally clashing with protesters and 38 young white men in the Grampians spouting racist slogans, wearing Nazi symbols and doing Nazi salutes. The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation revealed recently that 40% of its priority case load involved right-wing extremist groups, up from 10-15% before 2016. These groups cannot remain unchecked – Scott Morrison must declare the ‘Proud Boys’ a terrorist organisation.
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    Created by Ruby M
  • Marjorie's Law: Better Protection for Transgender People in Prisons
    TW: Sexual assault & R*pe. Marjorie's Law is a campaign for better recognition and protection of transgender people in Australia's prison services. In July 2017, Marjorie Harwood, a transgender woman, was brutally raped by five men in Risdon Prison, Tasmania. The severity of the assault saw her hospitalised and needing to use a colostomy bag. In 2018, Marjorie was hospitalised again for a kidney-related illness. With a period of custody in Risdon looming, she refused medical treatment and accepted death rather than going back to prison where she knew she would be beaten and sexually assaulted again. Marjorie identified as a woman, prison staff referred to her with female pronouns, yet she was not placed in the female prison where she would have been able to safely serve her prison sentence. Transgender prisoners deserve to serve their sentences safe from abuse and assault. It is time for change so no one has to go through what Marjorie faced.
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    Created by Benjamin Dudman
  • Liverpool City Council must maintain Christmas leave for employees
    It is important that Liverpool City Council employees sign this petition to ensure their working rights are upheld and maintained. Employees need to advise the CEO Dr Eddie Jackson, that it is unfair to close council early and require staff to use their own leave. Further by cancelling staff Christmas celebrations Council has already saved money and therefore requiring staff to use up to 3 hours of annual leave is unfair and not in the spirit of the season.
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  • Keep Edinburgh Gardens For Everyone
    Yarra Council area is an open, accepting community. Edinburgh Gardens attracts a wide cross-section of our community, and on a sunny day is enjoyed by hundreds who picnic, play and walk through the gardens. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of public green space. Everyone should have access to green space where they can meet family and friends, host end of year catch ups and socialise in a COVID-safe way. The proposal to institute a blanket alcohol ban will unnecessarily impact on residents' use of our public park. Not all residents of Yarra have private backyards, or space to host friends and family in a safe way. Access to public parks is really important for social connections, but also broader community connectedness. An alcohol ban would also have a disproportionate impact on marginalised people. Yarra City Councillors should not bow to a vocal minority. Edinburgh Gardens is a park for our whole community, and should be able to be enjoyed by everyone.
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    Created by Harriet Leadbetter
  • Save Foreign Languages @ Swinburne University and protect Swinburne’s Reputation
    The proposed cuts of all foreign language studies (Chinese, Italian, and Japanese) at Swinburne Uni will be detrimental to students, denying them the possibility of learning critical languages skills. Current language students will be disastrously impacted as the proposed changes do not offer a teach out of language units leaving the more than 100 students enrolled in languages with nowhere to go to finish their studies. It will also impact the University’s reputation as a University that puts the needs of its students first. We the undersigned ask the VC Professor Pascale Quester to reconsider this decision, and ensure Swinburne University’s reputation as a University that cares about its students.
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    Created by NTEU Victoria
  • Kingston: net zero emissions by 2030
    A net zero target by 2030 is essential for cleaner air, a healthier environment, cheaper power, better health and a fairer society. A rapid shift to renewables will create significant ongoing local jobs for people in trades, administration, services, procurement and other industries. As Professor Tim Flannery stated recently, 'Here’s the truth about action on climate change: it creates jobs. Plenty of them. It’s good for the economy. And it will lower power prices, protect people, and save our environment.' Join us in our race to zero!
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  • Let AMWU members endorse their Log Of Claims
    It has been standard practice for AMWU members to meet and endorse their log of claims. This has been an opportunity for members to unite in a space where they can openly share their workplace experiences and decide on what their future is with a company. Currently AMWU members working for Simplot are all being treated differently across their various sites. The HR manager at the Kelso & Bathurst plants is breaking standard practice of members' mass meetings (SHIFTS TOGETHER) Members simply will not stand for this. Sign the petition below if you support the right for Union Members to associate and their right to endorse a Log Of Claims TOGETHER. In Unity
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    Created by AMWU SITE MEMBERS
  • Woolies: Stop unfair roster changes that hurt workers' families!
    Woolies essential workforce at their Sydney Regional Distribution Centre have bent over backwards during the pandemic, agreeing to temporarily chop and change their shifts to give the company more flexibility during the crisis. 
In return, Woolies has used workers willingness to make sacrifices to serve their community to sneakily change shifts permanently to make the company more money… all at the expense of worker’s families and pay! Workers were not consulted on these changes. Some workers ,who have been there for 10 years working the same shift, have suddenly being given different rostered days when they have never worked those days before! This has left workers unable to spend time with their families or fulfil their obligations as carers. Many workers are also losing out on pay because of the new shifts Woolies has assigned them. Some workers are losing up to $10,000 a year. That’s money they expected and rely on! We are calling on Woolworths to genuinely consult with their workers and return to family friendly rosters that do not leave workers financially worse off.
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  • WE DEMAND ACCESS TO OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
    The WA FIFO Code of Practice clearly lists communication as a critical factor in maintaining the health and wellbeing of FIFO workers. Section 5.5 of the Code states: Access to reliable communications infrastructure is an important factor for managing the impact of remote and isolated work on mental health and wellbeing. Allowing contact with personal networks helps fulfil home-life roles and responsibilities, meet social needs and facilitate the transition between home and work. Where practicable and in line with site requirements, there should be flexibility for workers to contact family and friends during the working day. Where mobile phone coverage is unreliable or inadequate, alternative communication channels (e.g. satellite internet) should be available for personal use and able to cope with periods of high demand.
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