• Reduce painting & decoration course fee
    As all you know, Covid 19 is having a devastating affect on small businesses, workers and non - salaried student employees. We are international students and although we have proven family financial support, the whole world is in crisis and in need of help. A lot of schools already have adopted the reduction of fees up to 50%. We are having all our jobs cancelled and this help would be a great opportunity to allow us to continue staying and studying in Australia. Also, we recognise the importance of us for the Australia economy, mainly for the schools that offer courses to international students in general. We are seeing big part of us going back home and leaving the courses and all the investment behind. We really want to finish our course and make this investment worth it and gain this knowledge as we planned.
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    Created by Stephanie Zumckeller Picture
  • this pandemic is not ,an easy way to reduce your work force
    Well if this happens , if there are any more and there will be , serious world issues , the bosses will use this to put more of us, working class poor on well fair, across all industry,s
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    Created by mick hope
  • Assign Poker Machine Revenue to Health Care
    Poker Machine owners have done very well from Australians for decades, and in troubling emergencies like COVID 19, it is time for Governments to call for emergency measures. By re-assigning 85% of poker machine takings, it still allows all related employment to be saved. It avails money to be spent on childcare workers to care for Medical Professional's children
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    Created by Bruce Lund
  • Contain the virus and support the vulnerable
    There is nothing normal about the COVID-19 outbreak or the devastating economic impact it will have / is having on the most vulnerable. Some estimate that up to 60% of the population may be affected, and a catastrophic overburdening of the health system seems inevitable. Moreover, countless workers, artists, and students will have to deal with devastating economic conditions on top of these biological worries. With the Reserve Bank of Australia announcing that it is commencing Quantitative Easing (QE), and the treasury preparing another stimulus package, it is essential that the government embrace policies and programs which will actually address the source of the problem and which will secure a basic standard of living / survival for those who have neither the incomes nor savings to sustain themselves. By honouring the demands above, and sparing no expense in their pursuit of a best-practice response, the government has a genuine chance at minimising the economic and biological damage of the COVID-19 outbreak. A failure to institute any of the above demands, however, would amount to gross negligence: anything short of a significant economic response, which supports casual wage earners and the vulnerable, will lead to increased transmission rates or, worse, a serious and perhaps fatal deterioration in people's quality of life as they lack the liquidity and income to secure accommodation and acquire essential goods. Moreover, without social distancing and rapid investment in health provisions the number of cases will start increasing exponential. If implemented these demands will not only "flatten the curve", but raise the system's overall capacity, saving many lives. Honouring these demands (among others) will minimise damage to the largest degree, and is ultimately the only way the government can truly protect its citizens. Anything less is negligence.
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    Created by University of Sydney Students' Representative Council
  • Reinstatement of Daniel DiRosa and Mark Sesto
    The team has trained under Daniel since January and has progressed immensely. Being without a coach with less than 4 weeks before the start of the season is a huge disadvantage. It is important to remember that this is junior football and we should all be acting in the best interest of these players.
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    Created by Ann Tedesco
  • We Need More Social Housing!
    Everyone has the right to shelter. Whether people are struggling to find shelter each night or needing support, the government can do simple things to fix thr system. What happens to one of us affects all of us.
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    Created by Southside Workers' Activist Network Picture
  • Time For Fairwork To Take A Seat At The Table
    Workers are still waiting for their money, and young workers can’t afford to wait any longer. As a second year law student, the financial pressure's I face due to the costs of my degree, would be be greatly relieved by receiving the money I am currently owed, only Fairwork has the power to make this happen. This is yet another example of why wage theft laws are urgently needed - the current system is failing workers. If wage theft is going to be taken seriously then we need a Federal Liberal Government’s watchdog that will act in the best interests of Australian workers, and we need one that will act more swiftly than its current inactions demonstrate. We need to send a strong and urgent message to the FWO, that enough is enough, that as public servants, their duty is to serve the Australian public and the Australian workforce, to not just sit in their comfortable office's and muse on the dire situation faced by myself and so many others. FWO needs to stand up and protect workers rights as much as wage theft needs to be made a criminal offence.
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    Created by Jessi Ryan Picture
  • Yarra Trams, treat your workers with respect!
    We are young workers supporting Yarra Trams drivers, authorised officers and customer service staff. Public transport workers work late evening, early mornings, weekends and every hour in between. They keep our city running. They deserve to be treated with respect and taken seriously by Yarra Trams.
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    Created by Young Workers Centre
  • 482visa worker
    i have to work pay my home loan in Australia,my employer need me,my daughter need to go back her school!we all the legal taxpayers!
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    Created by chengkai zhao
  • Protect out Water
    Allow our farmers to grow and make food competitively whilst securing food security in Australia. And mining and cotton industries from stealing our Commonwealth water for private companies that gifted water rights. This directly affects our climate and has massive impact on climate change as we are drying and exploiting our water whilst rivers, small communities and our environment suffers. It's now time to stop water theft and return water rights to Australian citizens rather than transnational corporations.
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    Created by Malcolm Jones Picture
  • Quicker, Better Decisions for Injured Workers
    It isn't easy being an injured worker. We think it should be a lot easier. The system that is set up to protect and support you is often more stressful and can do more damage to your wellbeing than the injury itself. The process is made much worse when your employer's insurer is constantly trying to push back on what you feel you are entitled to. Currently, the service which is supposed to help resolve these issues, the Australian Compensation Conciliation Service (ACCS), can only try to help two parties reach an agreement. If the insurance companies won't put a reasonable offer on the table, the injured worker must go to court to seek justice.  We think that the ACCS should be able to resolve disputes by ordering insurers to pay up, allowing injured workers to quickly and efficiently receive compensation in the event that conciliation is unsuccessful.
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    Created by We Are Union: OHS Reps
  • Protect Our Aged and Disability Services
    We can’t forget about our older community members. They deserve to be cared for and looked after. Some are not fortunate to have family or friends to advocate on their behalf. The aim of home and community care services like Meals on Wheels, assistance with showering, shopping and cleaning is to keep the older members of our community in their own home and out of aged care facilities. Many other councils throughout Victoria have privatise and outsource these services. And those who deliver these services are some of the lowest paid workers predominately female workers. We as a community cannot afford for these services to be privatised.
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    Created by Penny Flynn