• Save Boroondara Council run Aged Care!
    Council-run In-home aged 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 highly trained council workers. In-home aged care delivered by local government is a hugely valued service. These workers are highly trained, on permanent jobs and liveable wages, who provide care second to none. Their employment conditions mean clients get the kind of continuity of care they asked for during the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety. It’s painful to watch councils make these decisions at such a crucial time for the health and protection of the elderly during COVID19. It is clear these decisions are not being motivated by responsive consultation with the community about their needs and desires.
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  • We Need More Safety!
    After an episode of abuse, it is challenging for the survivor to build their life back. Suppose they had access to paid family and domestic violence leave, they would have time to put their lives back together without suffering pay loss. This step also makes the situation better for their kids. Sexual harassment is a real issue. Sadly, only 17% of women feel they can report this harassment. It is often easier for them to change jobs than to make a report. The [email protected] report recommended greater responsibility for employers to act on this matter. In fact, employers must be proactive which should reduce the occurrence of such incidents. The government did not implement this recommendation, so we are demanding it. The government can take steps today to make life better for women in Australia. Sign this petition to tell the government that women in Australia need more! Click the links to view this petition in Hindi (https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/hindi_aurton_ke_liye_behter_zindagi) and Punjabi (https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/punjabi_aurtaan_vaaste_ik_bihtar_jeewan).
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  • ਔਰਤਾਂ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਇੱਕ ਬਿਹਤਰ ਜੀਵਨ! ਸਕਾਟ ਮੌਰੀਸਨ, ਕੁਝ ਕਰੋ!
    ਲਗਭਗ 40% ਔਰਤਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੇ ਕੰਮ ਵਾਲੀ ਥਾਂ 'ਤੇ ਸੈਕਸੁਅਲ ਹੈਰਾਸਮੈਂਟ ਦਾ ਸਾਹਮਣਾ ਕਰਨਾ ਪੈਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਅਤੇ ਕੇਵਲ 17% ਔਰਤਾਂ ਸੋਚਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਕਿ ਉਹ ਇਸ ਪਰੇਸ਼ਾਨੀ ਦੀ ਰਿਪੋਰਟ ਕਰ ਸਕਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ। ਲਿੰਗ ਭੇਦਭਾਵ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨ ਦੀਆਂ [email protected] ਸਿਫਾਰਸ਼ਾਂ ਨੇ ਸਪੱਸ਼ਟ ਕਰ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਕਿ ਕੀ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਲੋੜ ਹੈ। ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਸਿਫਾਰਸ਼ ਕੀਤੀ ਕਿ ਲਿੰਗ ਭੇਦਭਾਵ ਐਕਟ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੈਕਸੁਅਲ ਹੈਰਾਸਮੈਂਟ ਨੂੰ ਖਤਮ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਇਮਪਲੋਏਰਸ 'ਤੇ ਸਕਾਰਾਤਮਕ ਫਰਜ਼ ਹੋਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ। ਇਸਦਾ ਮਤਲਬ ਇਹ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਮਾਲਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਕਿਰਿਆਸ਼ੀਲ ਕਦਮ ਚੁੱਕਣੇ ਪੈਂਦੇ ਹਨ। ਦੁੱਖ ਦੀ ਗੱਲ ਇਹ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਔਸਤਨ, ਹਰ ਹਫ਼ਤੇ ਇੱਕ ਔਰਤ ਦਾ ਕਤਲ ਇੱਕ ਮੌਜੂਦਾ ਜਾਂ ਸਾਬਕਾ ਸਾਥੀ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ। ਤਨਖਾਹ ਸਮੇਤ ਛੁੱਟੀ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਪਰਿਵਾਰਕ ਅਤੇ ਘਰੇਲੂ ਹਿੰਸਾ ਤੋਂ ਬਚਣ ਲਈ ਬਹੁਤ ਮਦਦਗਾਰੀ ਹੋਵੇਗੀ। ਅਸੀਂ 10 ਦਿਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਤਨਖਾਹ ਸਮੇਤ ਛੁੱਟੀ ਦੀ ਮੰਗ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਹਾਂ। ਆਸਟਰੇਲੀਆ ਵਿੱਚ, ਔਰਤਾਂ ਲਈ ਇੱਕ ਬਿਹਤਰ ਜੀਵਨ ਹੋਵੇ। ਇਹ ਮੰਗ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਇਸ ਪਟੀਸ਼ਨ 'ਤੇ ਦਸਤਖਤ ਕਰੋ। ---- ਅਸੀਂ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦੇਖਣ ਦੇ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਅਧਿਕਾਰ ਦਾ ਆਦਰ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ। ਅਸੀਂ ਵਧੇਰੇ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਉਪਲਬਧ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ਼ਾਂ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਹਾਂ। ----- ਐਸ ਮੈਕਮੈਨਸ, ACTU ਸੈਕਰਟਰੀ, 365 ਕੁਈਨ ਸਟਰੀਟ, ਮੈਲਬੌਰਨ 3000 - ਦੁਆਰਾ ਅਧਿਕਾਰਤ
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  • औरतों के लिये बेहतर जिंदगी! स्कॉट मोरिसन भैया, कुछ तो करो!
    लगभग 40% महिलाओं को अपने कार्यस्थल पर सेक्सुअल हरैसमेंट सहन करना पड़ता है। और केवल 17% महिलाओं को लगता है कि वे इस उत्पीड़न की रिपोर्ट कर सकती हैं। सेक्स भेदभाव कमिशन की [email protected] सिफारिशों ने स्पष्ट कर दिया कि क्या करने की आवश्यकता है। उन्होंने सिफारिश की कि लिंग भेदभाव एक्ट के अंतरगत काम पर सेक्सुअल हरैसमेंट को खत्म करने के लिए एम्प्लॉयर्स पर एक सकारात्मक कर्तव्य शामिल हो। इसका मतलब है कि एम्प्लॉयर्स को सक्रिय कदम उठाने होंगे। दुखद रूप से, हर हफ्ते औसतन एक महिला की हत्या एक वर्तमान या पूर्व साथी द्वारा की जाती है। महिलाओं के लिए परिवार और घरेलू हिंसा से बचने के लिए पेड लीव बहुत मददगार होगी। हम 10 दिनों की पेड लीव की मांग कर रहे हैं। ऑस्ट्रेलिया में, महिलाओं के लिए बेहतर जिंदगी हो। इस मांग को करने के लिए इस याचिका पर हस्ताक्षर करें। --- हम हिंदी भाषा में जानकारी देखने के आपके अधिकार का सम्मान करते हैं। हम अधिक जानकारी हिंदी भाषा में उपलब्ध कराने के लिए प्रयास कर रहे हैं। --- एस मैकमैनस, ACTU सचिव, 365 क्वीन स्ट्रीट, मेलबर्न 3000 : द्वारा अधिकृत
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  • More AFLW Media Coverage needed now
    Since its first season in 2017. AFLW has grown to 14 clubs and will continue to expand with all 18 Clubs to have an AFLW team by 2023. Over 1 MILL fans have attended live AFLW games and crowds and TV viewing numbers continue to grow. The female participants rates across the country have risen to over 17%. There is very little coverage from media outlets. We want this to change. Representation is important.
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  • Candidates must commit to queer rights
    Candidates for the election should commit to ending legalised queerphobia against students and young people. This can be done through three policy changes. 1. The religious discrimination bill was introduced into government in 2022 and passed the House, despite universal opposition from LGBT+ people. It is currently indefinitely suspended in the Senate. This bill should never be considered before parliament again, since it allows religious people and groups to openly discriminate against queer people under the guise of religious beliefs. While queer school students have been often discussed in relation to this bill, many university students are also in a religious environment. These students don't deserve to be discriminated against when they are simply trying to learn. Any attempts at a re-introduction of this bill must be opposed. 2. Conversion therapy must be banned on a federal level. It is ineffective and leaves lasting harm on survivors. There is little research on this practice in Australia, but evidence from UCLA in the US suggests that around 50% of survivors are under the age of 18. Victoria, the ACT and Queensland have already banned this incredibly harmful practice, but this is not enough. Without a federal ban, LGBT+ youth will continue to be put in danger by this practice. It is unconscionable to say that banning human rights abuses is a matter for the states. The federal government must also take action. 3. A legislative duty of care will ensure that queer university students are subject to the same protections as high school students. This is a key ask of the NUS's It's Time For Change campaign and is highly relevant to queer students. Having a duty of care would mean that universities would be required to provide gender neutral bathrooms, to act against queerphobic rhetoric on campus and to take action against sexual assault, which disproportionately affects queer students. It would mean that university administrations are required to make life better for queer students.
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  • Monash University: Reverse Cuts to Arts Honours!
    The Honours component of an arts degree is an essential portion of many students' educational experience and career progression. It serves as the foundation for post-graduate education and provides students with research skills needed to undertake high-level positions in their chosen field of study. The alternative degree suggested by Monash, the Master of Arts (Research Training) is unacceptable as an alternative for a number of reasons including: - It is a two-year course, as opposed to the one year traditionally required for honours. - Entrance to the degree requires completion of a number of specific and niche undergraduate units, meaning many students must make dramatic changes to their study plan in order to be eligible for the degree. - It requires completion of a thesis that is up to 10,000 words longer and significantly more complex (something the university openly admits and brags about on the website advertising the degree). - It provides significantly less academic supervision and support. - It is explicitly catered towards industry experts that lack an academic background, not recent undergraduates. Thus, the program is not fit to be a replacement for an honours degree.
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  • Get Adelaide Uni to Divest from Fossil Fuels
    The recent IPCC report clearly states the urgency of acting on climate change, both at global governance and local institutional levels. Notably, the report advises that unless immediate, rapid and broad-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are achieved within the next decade, the chance of limiting warming to 1.5 or even 2 degrees Celsius will likely be beyond reach. Australia, and neighbouring Pacific regions, are already experiencing the intensifying impacts of climate change. In the last couple of years alone, our country has been subject to record-breaking heat, droughts, and bush fires which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country billions of dollars. It is clear, then, that continuing to invest money in fossil fuels is both financially and morally irresponsible. We therefore call on the University of Adelaide to immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuels, and to divest from direct ownership and from any commingled funds that include fossil-fuel public equities and corporate bonds. Recent enquiries made under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that the university holds over $7 million in such shares. Companies listed include BHP-Billiton, Rio Tinto, Chevron, Woodside, Exxon-Mobil, among many others—all of which have set back climate action in Australia (and globally) by waging concerted deny & delay campaigns via lobbying, biased economic modelling and political donations. The University of Adelaide has a moral responsibility to make sustainable investments for the future and to take strong and immediate action to address climate change. Our investments in science and renewable technologies cannot be taken seriously as long as we continue to invest money in fossil fuel industries that, according to scientific consensus, contribute disproportionately to the climate and ecological crises we’re currently facing. In Australia and across the world, the divestment movement is gaining ever-increasing support from educational institutions and a host of other organisations who recognise the severity of the climate crisis we’re in and the urgency to act, as per the best scientific advice available. In making a public commitment to divest from fossil fuels, universities are taking a position consistent with the values of academic rigour and scientific integrity held in such high regard by our institutions. A significant number of universities across Australia have already committed to full or partial fossil fuel divestment: University of New South Wales, La Trobe University, Queensland University of Technology, Monash University, Swinburne University, Australian National University, University of Sydney, University of Melbourne and University of Tasmania. These include over half Go8 universities, of which UoA is a member. The University of Adelaide is clearly lagging behind in this nationwide trend toward fossil fuel divestment; there is therefore no excuse for further delay. Finally, our student population overwhelmingly consists of young people who will bear the enduring consequences of climate change. Fossil Free UofA believes that our university has a social responsibility to terminate its investments with companies involved in the extraction, processing and export of fossil fuels, and from any comingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities or corporate bonds. We believe that the institution that has provided us with a future-facing education should not be supporting unethical industries that negatively affect our futures and the future of the planet.
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  • Premier Perrottet: Resume train services and stop blaming workers!
    The NSW Government and rail workers have been in negotiations for 9 months. But in a dramatic escalation on Monday, the NSW Government cancelled all train services and locked out its own workers from doing their jobs. Rail workers turned up ready to work on Monday. But the NSW Government is using an aggressive and unnecessary negotiation tactic - cancelling all train services and blaming the workers. This doesn’t just hurt rail workers; it hurts every commuter and causes gridlock and chaos. Rail workers are negotiating to stop the privatisation of services, and to ensure a safe and clean rail network. The government could address these simple requests. Instead they decided to use this dangerous tactic to try turn the public against rail workers. Sign the petition to send the NSW Premier a message: his attempt to manipulate public opinion by cancelling train services has failed.
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  • Divest Now, UniMelb!
    The University must act now. It is abhorrent that in preparing students for their future, they are complicit in the destruction of our future. We demand that: 1. That the University ceases any new investments in fossil fuels, 2. That the University commits to divesting its existing investments from fossil fuels within 5 years, and 3. The University instead invests in companies that have committed to mitigating their impact on climate change.
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    The proposed operating model will kill commuters, it will traumatise Drivers, Guards, Station Staff and other commuters unnecessarily when we have a good current operating model that relies on teamwork as per the Kembla Grange derailment where the Guard excelled in his duties. This will increase culpability on the rail operators and result in more lost time injuries to staff.
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  • Tell Morrison he can’t walk away from women
    Almost 40% of women report being sexual harassed at their workplace. And only 17% of women feel they are able to report this harassment. The Sex Discrimination Commissioner's [email protected] recommendations made clear what needed to be done. She recommended that the Sex Discrimination Act be amended to include a positive duty on employers to take reasonable measures to eliminate sexual harassment at work. Tragically, an average of one woman each week is murdered by a current or ex-partner. Access to paid leave is a real barrier to women being able to escape family and domestic violence. There is only one way to make sure all women have this workplace right. Morrison could act today to legislate for 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave for all Australian workers, but once again he has walked away from doing so. Women deserve better. Australia deserves better. Tell Morrison he can’t walk away from women.
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