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Make Governments Accountable 24/7

Make Governments Accountable 24/7

Sign the petition Direct Democracy is a grassroots movement of citizens who want all Australians to have a say in important questions about our country, and not just electing politicians every few years.  This has become more urgent with the degeneration of our representative democracy because of the machinations of the political parties.  We are seeing  more and more governments which are setting records in incompetence and waste.   Only by enabling citizen to...

Save The Free Press

Save The Free Press

It’s tragic.  Our two oldest journals of record, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age look to be doomed.  Use the form below to warn Fairfax. Ever since the Fairfax family left, they have been in the hands of successive boards, who appear to have abdicated all responsibility – resulting in a collapse in the share price and in earnings. They've handed editorial control over to a journalist collective, who have turned these once...

Stop the Union Bosses' Rorts!

Stop the Union Bosses' Rorts!

Sign the petition. Once upon a time they looked after workers’ pay and conditions.  Rising through the ranks, they were dedicated and they fought hard for the members.  But today’s typical union boss no longer comes from the shop floor. These positions have been cornered by the elites. Despite a massive fall in membership there are now twice as many union bosses as in 1975.  The ratio of bosses to members is five times...

No New Federal Taxes

No New Federal Taxes

Sign the petition. Ours must be the greediest federal government in the world. Although the states are responsible for 40% of public spending, they can only raise 19% of taxes. Canberra takes over 80% of all taxes and then stands over the states as to how grants to them should be spent, thus subverting the constitutional intention. Now Canberra is moving into two new areas. First, they’ve introduced a CO2 tax which will have...

Stop the Nanny State

Stop the Nanny State

Sign the petition. In the latest manifestation of the Nanny State, the  federal government is attempting to turn all volunteers in Australia – up to 6 million Australians - into “workers” with all of the legal ramifications which will follow.  Ludicrously, beaches, Scout Halls, sporting fields, theatres - anywhere where Australians do voluntary work - will become “workplaces”.   Former trade union official Minister Bill Shorten claims that this is a mere codification of...

Same Sex Marriage - Let the People Decide

Same Sex Marriage - Let the People Decide

Sign the petition. In 1901 our constitution gave the Federal parliament power to legislate with respect to marriages.  This meant a voluntary union for life between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others. If Parliament believes this is to be changed, the final decision should be not for the politicians but for the Australian people.  After all it's our constitution and that can only be changed by referendum.  Indeed an...

A Government Licence to Punt - No Way

A Government Licence to Punt - No Way

Sign the petition. Without any evidence that their convoluted and expensive technology will work, and just to keep the support of one member who got only 13,000 primary votes in the last election, the government wants to impose massive costs on Australian clubs and hotels. Just to play the pokies, you will actually have to apply for a government licence.  What next?  A licence to bet on the Melbourne cup?   If gambling is...

Australians Must Decide Who Should Come Into Their Country

Australians Must Decide Who Should Come Into Their Country

Sign the petition. The avalanche of asylum seekers - and the tragic loss of life - can be traced back to the government’s unwise decision to reverse John Howard’s solution, the one which stopped the boats. The answer is at least to return to offshore processing and Temporary Protection Visas.  The government’s reversal of policy in relation to offshore processing has been a failure, whether in East Timor or Malaysia. In addition anyone arriving...

Stop Governments Stealing Your Property

Stop Governments Stealing Your Property

Sign the petition. A pattern has emerged in recent years of governments finding new ways to effectively take your property.  When a government action makes a property no longer a pleasure to live on, or significantly reduces its value - even making it next to worthless - they might as well have stolen it. Many Australians first became aware of this when Farmer Peter Spencer went on a hunger strike protesting against the NSW...

Stop the Government from Gagging Us

Stop the Government from Gagging Us

Sign the petition. There were ominous signs in 2011 of an agenda to stop the people knowing about what the Federal government is up to. Without any evidence of systematic wrongdoing there has been an enquiry obviously directed against one chain of newspapers, condemned as the "hate media".  Andrew Bolt was found to have racially vilified a group of people in one of his columns, although none of them sued him for defamation.  ...

Stop Electoral Fraud

Stop Electoral Fraud

Sign the petition. It is easier to vote now than to collect a registered parcel valued at few dollars at the post office.  Significant changes were made from the 80's to make it easier to vote, although there was no evidence that they were serious obstacles to voting. Something must be done to stop the obvious incentive for fraud that neither the post office nor any credit card provider would tolerate. When a name...

  • Make Governments Accountable 24/7

    Make Governments Accountable 24/7

  • Save The Free Press

    Save The Free Press

  • Stop the Union Bosses' Rorts!

    Stop the Union Bosses' Rorts!

  • No New Federal Taxes

    No New Federal Taxes

  • Stop the Nanny State

    Stop the Nanny State

  • Same Sex Marriage - Let the People Decide

    Same Sex Marriage - Let the People Decide

  • A Government Licence to Punt - No Way

    A Government Licence to Punt - No Way

  • Australians Must Decide Who Should Come Into Their Country

    Australians Must Decide Who Should Come Into Their Country

  • Stop Governments Stealing Your Property

    Stop Governments Stealing Your Property

  • Stop the Government from Gagging Us

    Stop the Government from Gagging Us

  • Stop Electoral Fraud

    Stop Electoral Fraud