• Turn Strathbogie Rainbow
    An LGBTIQA+ Advisory Committee provides an important way to hear the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people who live, study, work and recreate in Strathbogie Shire. We want to show Strathbogie Shire Council that residents and supporters expect them to support our LGBTIQA+ community. We need you to support the LGBTIQA+ community and sign the petition for Strathbogie Shire Council to establish an LGBTIQA+ Advisory Committee.
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    Created by Victorian Pride Lobby Picture
  • Don't let lobbyists run bullsh*t ads!
    The laws are designed to prevent big business exploiting workers and finding loopholes to avoid paying workers leave, decent wages and superannuation. Rather than complying with the law and paying workers properly, the Minerals Council and Business lobby is spending MILLIONS on ads, trying to pressure politicians to back track on the laws. Our democracy relies on an informed voting population. But big money is trying to pit workers against workers by claiming exploitation of workers saves money. They're even claiming that rents will go up if they can't exploit labourers anymore! It's nonsense, and they should be ashamed. These big-money ads are a disgrace, and no respectable broadcaster should carry them.
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    Created by Victorian Trades Hall Council
  • \Immediate change in Netball Australia’s leadership to heal and grow netball
    Netball is cherished in the hearts of Australians. Arguably our most consistently successful national sports team, the Diamonds have been a source of national pride over many decades. Even more than this, Netball, the sport and its players, have provided places, communities and people who have supported, developed and showcased literally millions of strong independent women for almost 100 years. The current leadership has taken our sport to its lowest point. It has fractured the fabric of netball and irreparably damaged relationships. In the lead up to Australian Netball’s centenary in 2027, the sport deserves better. Joyce Brown OAM World Champion Diamonds Captain 3 x World Champion Diamonds Coach Sport Australia Hall of Fame Inductee
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  • Fair Pay for Ambulance Mechanics!
    In the heart of rural Victoria, our Fleet Maintenance Officers (FMOs) are the unsung heroes ensuring that Ambulance Victoria's vehicles are ready to respond to emergencies 24/7. We're the ones working weekends and late nights, facing 2 am callouts to get a truck unstuck on the side of the road or animal strikes and the truck breakdowns. Our purpose and dedication is unwavering, because we understand the critical role we play in saving lives. Without FMOs, Ambulance Victoria paramedics wouldn't have the reliable fleet they need to serve our communities. Many won’t know that in that in 2001 with 22 FMO’s we serviced 272 vehicles and now in 2023, 22 FMO’s are responsible for 755 vehicles. That's a 177% increase of vehicle volume, let alone managing the increased complexities of technology. Yet, our efforts often go unnoticed, and Ambulance Victoria isn't recognizing the vital work we do. We've been in negotiations, urging them to embrace much-needed changes, and progress is slow to none. Here's what we're fighting for: - A fair pay increase that aligns with other emergency services mechanics. - Career progression through Increments 3, 6 & 9. - Adequate staffing levels to meet the demands of our crucial role. We are a close-knit and dedicated team, and now, we're reaching out to all Ambulance Victoria staff and the broader Victorian community for support. How You Can Help: Join us in making our voices heard! Sign our petition to stand with FMOs and support our bargaining claims. Your signature will send a clear message to the Victorian Government that our work is invaluable and deserves respect. Can we count on you to back us up? Together, we can ensure that FMOs receive the recognition and support we need to continue serving our community with the highest level of dedication. Thank you for standing with us!
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    Created by Lauren Stanley
  • Wake up big business. Hands off our sleepover pay.
    All workers need to be able to rest and recover between working hours. They also have the right to enjoy work-life balance outside of work. Residential care workers and disability support workers support some of the most vulnerable people in the community and provide essential care and assistance for clients to participate fully in their daily lives. The ASU, as the union for all social and community sector workers and disability support workers, is behind this campaign to demand that every worker has the right to safe working conditions with fair pay. We demand that sleepover shifts are respected – workers’ safety and wellbeing is on the line, and clients will pay the price. Join our campaign to stop big business attacking your pay and safe working conditions.
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    Created by Australian Services Union
  • First Responder Superannuation
    We all rely on Firefighters and Paramedics to turn up in our greatest time of need. The current system punishes their dedication and service, and punishes their families, by undermining their financial security in retirement.
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    Created by UFUA Tasmania & HACSU Tasmania
  • Make Unisuper divest in Elbit Systems
    Unisuper members need to support divestment in businesses that are complicit in war crimes. Its our money being invested into supporting the killing of innocent people by Elbit Systems!
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    Created by Fran Miller-Pezo
  • Give back our SSAF!
    QUT Guild currently receives 25% of student SSAF fees, which is below the national average, and well below the average SSAF given to student unions at Australia’s top universities. This discrepancy weakens the Guild's ability to provide essential services and independent support to the student body. Does QUT even want a strong student union? Doesn't look like it... Up until 2006, student unions received 100% of a similar kind of student fee – which meant that student money was 100% in student hands. These days, it’s up to each university to decide how much SSAF their respective student unions receive. At QUT this is decided by the SSAF Advisory Group. Only one student, the Guild Treasurer, has a vote in these decisions. QUT’s plan for the $9.3M in the SSAF you will pay next year essentially keeps things at the status quo, and indicates that QUT seemingly has no intention to hand over a larger percentage of student money back into student hands. The Guild currently provides a wide range of services and initiatives to students, such as the Clubs & Societies programme, Foodbank, transport support, Academic Advocacy, events, our student representatives, independent student media, and support for our Collectives. We believe student money should be in students’ hands. Without a SSAF allocation more aligned with other major universities in Australia, QUT students have a weakened student union and are at a huge disadvantage. QUT is required by law to seek student feedback on how their SSAF is spent. QUT students have been given less than two weeks to give their feedback during one of the busiest and most stressful times of semester. We urge all QUT students to sign this petition to have your voices heard. If you want to provide QUT with further feedback about how your SSAF should be spent you can email the Registrar ([email protected]) with your thoughts by COB Monday 13 November.
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  • WorkCover that works for every Victorian
    As unionists, we know that WorkCover is in need of reform. We also believe this is a moment where we can make greater changes to improve the safety of Victorian workers, address the root causes of these injuries and have a system that is responsive to their medical needs. We do not believe these changes will achieve that. Sign the petition to show your support for injured workers.
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  • I support dairy workers!
    The dairy industry is currently facing a crisis. From fluctuating milk prices and environmental challenges, the industry is at a crossroads. As they face these challenges, workers, who are on the frontline, must be given a seat at the table. Their insights, experiences, and dedication are invaluable in shaping the future of the dairy sector. The plummeting levels of milk production in Australia to a 30-year low is not just a crisis for the dairy industry, but a pressing issue for the working class and the nation at large. Skyrocketing prices for dairy products disproportionately affect everyday Australians, especially those on fixed or lower incomes. Moreover, the dwindling milk supply has a direct impact on job security for union members who are dairy workers—both farmers and those employed in processing plants. If the industry falters, it's the workers who'll bear the brunt, facing lay-offs and financial instability, further undermining already vulnerable regional communities where many of our members live and work. This dire situation demands that union voices be front and centre in shaping any solutions. State and federal governments must consult with union representatives to invest urgently in the industry's future. The challenges of climate change, which affect both supply and worker conditions, and the unfair pricing dictated by supermarket duopolies like Coles and Woolworths, require a united, collective response. Now, more than ever, we need to mobilise to secure fair pay, conditions, and job security for our members. Our union is committed to fighting for these rights, and we urge all stakeholders to act before the industry reaches a point of no return.
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  • Save our Out of Hospital Nurses (otherwise known as Hospital Avoidance Nurses)
    Our healthcare system is on the brink of collapse, with significant blockages impacting our Emergency Departments at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital every day. Out of Hospital Nurses (otherwise known as Hospital Avoidance) play a vital role in easing this pressure on EDs and flow on effects for entire hospitals. Hospital staff recognise the value of this important service – we are urging State Minister for Health and Wellbeing Chris Picton MP to do the same.
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  • Fighting Against Accommodation Fee Hikes!
    In June this year, the ANU decided on the increase in accommodation fees for on-campus residences for 2024 as follows: Bruce: $500 → $528 Burton & Garran: $260 → $287 Fenner: $330 → $357 Toad Hall: $265 → $282 Wamburun: $330 → $342 Wright: $470 → $497 Yukeembruk: $369 → $382 This comes in the face of years of massive hikes to accommodation fees at residences. In 2020 Fenner Hall was $295 and will be $357 in 2024. This isn’t to mention the large number of fees residents are slapped with during their time at college. Res com fees, room changeover fees, cleaning fees, bonds, and more. Residents are also faced with horrible conditions at colleges. Rat infestations, wasp nests, not enough cooking and storage space, consistently broken washing machines, just to name a few. Meanwhile, the positive experiences that residents have while in a res hall are conjured almost entirely by extremely underpaid student representatives. In 2016, the ANU sold off on-campus accommodation to an investment company, AMP Capital for 30 years and now AMP Capital are in charge and decides how much money to charge students while they are living and studying on campus. This has led to tariff increases (yes, residents pay ‘tariffs’ not rent) that are consistently above inflation. To top it all off, residents are forced to sign an ‘occupancy agreement’ when they move into their residence. This agreement restricts the rights residents have (such as being unable to terminate their contract fairly) and prescribes extremely punitive punishments for even the smallest of actions. Residents are extremely exploited and it's shameful the lack of duty of care the ANU has shown to students. It’s important for students to mobilise and fight back against the ANU in this regard. With consultation with the Housing Action Collective, presidents of residential committees at halls, and ordinary students, a petition has been created to mobilise students with the following demands: An immediate freeze on accommodation tariffs for 2024. A commitment from the ANU to stop privatising on-campus accommodation in perpetuity. Establishing a new occupancy agreement in consultation with students that affords students basic rights. Increase consultation with students regarding the functions of residential colleges and increase transparency about how the university manages residential colleges. These demands came out of the experiences of students unable to afford to live, who felt insecure about whether or not they could remain on campus, and who have received no information or transparency about how the colleges are run.
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    Created by ANU Students' Association