• Tell UTAS to Properly Fund the TUU
    The Tasmanian University Union is a core part of student life at UTAS. The TUU runs student initiatives, events, provides leadership opportunities, advocates for students on campus and is an employer to many staff who work tirelessly for students. In 2019, UTAS slashed funding of the TUU to $430,000, down from $900,000 in 2018. This is a whopping 52% funding cut. This massive cut to TUU funding comes just 12 months out from the funding agreement end between UTAS and the TUU. It is clear that UTAS is using this cut as a steppingstone to cease funding the TUU and thus close down the student union. The TUU is negotiating a particularly difficult time as it undergoes a transformative program, experience revenue loss from the closure of the Co-Op Bookstore, and suffers the cuts imposed on it by the university. TUU staff redundancies were being considered as part of the transformation program, but with these cuts, the redundancies go from being potential to inevitable. To protect students, to protect workers, and to ensure that the TUU can keep serving students and providing student community culture on campus we, as students of the University of Tasmania, are calling upon the Vice-Chancellor Rufus Black and UTAS to reinstate full funding of the TUU to 2018 levels and to commit to funding the student union past 2021.
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  • Don’t let Coronavirus Ban affect your rights to apply for 485/189/190 due to online study.
    On 1st February, The Hon. Scott Morrison’s newly announced Travel Ban had prevented over 90,000 Chinese International students currently in China from returning to Australia to commence or resume their studies. Education providers have offered to defer studies but many educational institutions are encouraging students to study online in China. We are concerned that universities and educational institutions are seeking to protect their finances at the expense of students who are not being made aware of the consequences of online study. Online study may significantly affect international students' rights to future graduate visas or permanent visa as they may not be eligible to meet a criterion of “2 years full time study in Australia”. We are partners at Global Education and Immigration Centre. Immigration lawyer Mr. Rhys Strang and Registered Migration Agent Mrs. Grace Shen have represented international students for their immigration matters for more than 20 years. We are seeking to raise awareness of the issues with a view to convincing the Australian government to change the regulation so that there is no impact on affected overseas students by way of legislative instrument to protect any student who opts to study online as a result of circumstances beyond their control preventing them from returning to Australia. We need your support so that the exceptions are made to the Migration Regulations so as not to discriminate against students who are willing to study in Australia but are prevented from doing so. It is important that this issue be brought to the attention of lawmakers as soon as possible so that student’s rights are not subordinated to the profits of education providers.
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    Created by Grace Shen
  • Keep St Bede's in Public Hands
    This petition is an online version of the paper petition which parents are using to collect signatures at the school gates. Please don't sign both the online version and the paper one!
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  • Remove Sticky Fingers from the Hottest 100
    Triple J has already made the decision to not play Sticky Fingers after it was widely reported that the lead singer racially and sexually harassed an Indigenous woman musician. The lead singer later tried to justify his behaviour saying "boys will be boys". Platforming this band is unacceptable. They should be removed from the suggested voting options and banned from the final countdown.
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    Created by Tiarne & Moira
  • Channel Nine: cancel Pauline Hanson Now
    Because Pauline Hanson’s rhetoric is dangerous -- it inflames and radicalises those who seek to do violence to others. It emboldens far right extremists. Many recent perpetrators of mass shootings in the US have closely echoed the kinds of racist, inflammatory comments broadcast on Fox News and other parts of the media. Let’s stop our media from becoming a platform for hate. Sign the petition to Channel Nine now.
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  • WA Truck Drivers Deserve Better
    Long distance truck drivers in WA are made to endure third world working conditions in Australia in 2020. Truck drivers shouldn't have to squat behind a truck, or in the bush, when they need to go to the toilet, or go several days without having access to clean showers. It is double standards when the Government is regulating and legislating around fatigue management yet truck drivers have to skip rest breaks because the truck rest area is taken up by holiday makers. These improvements are not only extremely important for truck drivers’ safety and mental wellbeing but also for the Western Australian economy, and for the future of the transport industry. Truck drivers should be treated with respect, and afforded the dignity to do their work in appropriate conditions.
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  • We need a proper health response
    The ban prevents temporary migrants who have recently been in China from travelling to Australia. This approach is not backed by the World Health Organisation. The Coronavirus doesn't know your visa status. We need a proper health response. This ban discriminates against international students and workers on temporary visas who can't return to their communities. Many of those affected have lived in Australia for years and call this country home. Temporary migrant workers are more likely to be in insecure work, have less access to paid leave and there has been no consideration of the hardship this ban will create. People stand to lose their jobs, their ability to pay for rent and there will be ongoing impacts on visa eligibility into the future. The Migrant Workers Centre supports all temporary visa holders and will offer assistance to those whose employment has been impacted. Sign up here to call on Scott Morrison to end the ban 近日,澳洲政府决议禁止所有非澳洲籍公民及持永久居民签证者,並且有中国大陆旅游史的旅客入境。这措舉并不符合日前世界卫生组织針對新型冠狀病毒所發布的规章。新型冠状病毒并不认得个人是持有 何種簽證。我们要的是更严谨的防疫措施。 澳洲政府此項规定,不僅是政策歧视國際學生,更让所有持证短期签证的劳动者,无法返回工作职位。 很多无辜受遭殃的旅客都居住在澳洲很多年,他们也称澳洲为他们的家。多数短期移工签证者在澳洲,工作都极为不稳定,都沒有休假給付;这个政策的祭出,完全没有考虑到这一群签证持有人的难处。他们极有可能失掉工作,未来可能面临付不出房租的窘境;甚或是对签证资格造成影响。 所有的外籍人士短期移工签证者,若因依該政策导致工作权利受到影响,移工中心将会进行协助。 请支持该份连署要求斯科特·莫里森下架禁飞令。
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  • Crown, Pay Dinner By Heston Workers
    Crown is now trying to distance itself from Dinner By Heston, but it’s clear they’ve been in partnership with Dinner By Heston from the very beginning. A report by insolvency administrators BRI Ferrier shows: Crown gets just ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR in rent from Dinner By Heston. Crown has backed Dinner By Heston with an interest free loan of $750,000. Crown pays Dinner By Heston almost TWO MILLION dollars each year in licensing fees. Crown also provides Dinner by Heston with a wine cellar stocked with $500,000 worth of wine. Restaurant sales go into a Crown bank account and Crown manages all restaurant bookings. In fact the report also states that Crown created the “blueprint” for jobs at Dinner By Heston, and this was “applied over several years and resulted in the underpayment of employee wages”. The facts are clear: Dinner By Heston is not just a tenant at Crown. It’s a joint venture with Crown, and that means Crown was complicit in the wage theft. It’s time for Crown to step up and take responsibility by ensuring that Hospo Voice members get their stolen wages and entitlements and that members on temporary visas are sponsored.
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  • Buy the Aurora Australis Ship as an Emergency Response Vessel
    The Aurora Australis is the perfect vessel for emergency response. It's features include: • Ability to transport and transfer over 1 million litres of fuel • A functional hospital • A radio room that could restore communication temporarily • A helicopter Pad and refueling station • Accommodation for 109 persons over and above crew numbers • Water making capability • Storage capacity for emergency equipment, clothes or non perishable food To build a new ship with this capacity would cost in the hundreds of millions of dollars, yet Australia has the opportunity to purchase the Aurora Australis for a fraction of the cost.
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  • Reinstate the shuttle Bus
    When negotiating the move into the ROC, one of the agreed items was the commencement of a shuttle bus to run from Redfern Station to the ROC. The shuttle bus was an enticement to encourage workers to move into a cohesive workplace. Now Sydney Trains have decided to take this away and leave workers in the ROC to fend for themselves.
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  • Give us a break! Save Our Lismore Holiday
    Public holidays are important times for all workers in the Lismore area. It’s a time to spend celebrating this great community, volunteering locally, catching up with family and friends, or just having some much-needed time out. If we have to work we rely on getting paid our penalty rates. Cutting our penalty rates means less money for us to spend in local businesses and less money to help us cover our living costs.
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  • Get funding and donations to bushfire hit communities NOW!
    Charities have been criticised for not providing donations fast enough, yet our Government has been much much slower. From Northern NSW right down to the South Coast, families are still living tents or evacuation centres . They need help and support now!
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