To: Queensland Minister of Employment and Industrial Relations Grace Grace

Prosecute Minister Cash Over Work for the Dole Death

Prosecute Minister Cash Over Work for the Dole Death

Grace Grace, as the Queensland Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, you need to hold Michaelia Cash accountable for the tragic death of 18-year old Josh Park-Fing at his Work for the Dole site at the Toowoomba Showgrounds.

After a 19-month investigation, last year your department charged the Work for the Dole site, the Work for the Dole co-ordinator, and the job agency for their role in Josh's death.

Why didn't you charge Minister Cash - the person actually responsible for administering the Work for the Dole program?

Minister Grace, you need to hold Michaelia Cash and the Coalition accountable for this tragedy. No one is above the law.

Put Michaelia on the stand.

Why is this important?

Work for the Dole is dangerous.

In 2016, Work for the Dole injuries increased 5 times. According to an Ernst and Young audit commissioned by the government in January 2016, 64% of Work For The Dole activities do not meet basic safety standards.

Why didn't Minister Cash shut down Work for the Dole when she had an indication it was unsafe?

Why has she allowed the deadly Work for the Dole program to continue?

Since Josh's death, Minister Cash has refused more than 10 parliamentary requests for her to release the report into Josh's death. What is she hiding?

Josh's family and friends deserve answers.

We have until the court case to pile on the pressure.

Sign this petition to demand Minister Cash be held accountable.


Reasons for signing

  • WORK FOR THE DOLE SHOULD BE SCRAPPED! THE EVIDENCE IS OVERWHELMING! THIS POOR KID WAS ONLY FLIPPING 18 YEARS OLD! WHAT A BASTARD OF SYSTEM IT IS! AUSTRALIA IS NOT A "FAIR COUNTRY" ANYMORE!
  • Work for the dole is a scam. Workers are not paid a living wage. Plenty of other people make money from it though, I'm sure.
  • This kid would not have felt confident enough to inform his boss that riding on the back of a truck without a harness was too dangerous because he would have been afraid of being penalised and losing part of his already tiny dole payment.

Updates

2018-01-16 07:16:18 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-01-15 10:20:16 +1100

500 signatures reached

2018-01-14 20:53:03 +1100

100 signatures reached

2018-01-14 17:43:50 +1100

50 signatures reached

2018-01-14 17:18:49 +1100

25 signatures reached

2018-01-14 16:58:08 +1100

10 signatures reached