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Australian Federal Government: Create a National Human Rights Act for Australia TAKE ACTION

Society & Culture  (tags: education, government, rights, society )

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Australia is the only western democracy that does not have a human rights act. If you don't know your rights, you don't know when they are being abused. Know your human rights, educate others and see a Human Rights Act as part of law. Please sign!

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Cal Mendelsohn (1033)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 6:11 pm
signed and noted--thanks Iona

Dandelion G. (386)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 6:32 pm
You signed on May 10, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Jim Phillips (3199)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 6:33 pm
Petition signed.

Ty, Iona.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 7:08 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 7:10 pm
Signed and noted.

Barb Knight (1690)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 8:41 pm
TY Iona, I signed with Steve-O in mind!

Constance F. (429)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 9:00 pm
Thank you, Iona ! Signed both petitions. I am actually surpised, I made the silly assumption that most declared "democracies" had a human rights act.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 9:37 pm
so signed and am forwarding, Sweet Lady!! AS A GLOBAL COMMUNITY, WE ARE ON YOUR SIDE!!

Kenneth L. (314)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 9:40 pm
Noted, signed. Not really surprised it has no human rights act yet as seen in Western Australia's Mental Health Commission's Mental Health Bill 2011:

Thanks Iona for bringing this petition to light.

Kim O. (395)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 9:47 pm
Noted and signed! Thanks lona and to Shelly for sending!

Rich Blue (72)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 9:52 pm

Susan V. (80)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 10:10 pm
signing - it's slow opening. susan

ellen m. (220)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 10:12 pm
Signed, tweeted, and shared with all my political activist group on fb
Thanks for waking me up to this Iona..i always wondered why their aboriginal people were treated so badly, and i guess this explains alot!

@ Kenneth...OMG! checked it out :-(

Mary T. (185)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 10:34 pm
Thanks for posting Iona and thanks to Shelly for forwarding, Signed.

Rose Becke (287)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 11:19 pm

Michael Carney (218)
Friday May 11, 2012, 12:13 am
Noted, and signed

Shirley S. (180)
Friday May 11, 2012, 12:36 am

Friday May 11, 2012, 2:58 am
Thanks so much for this Iona! Signed and noted. I had no idea we didn't have a Human Rights Act!! That is just SO unvelievable!!! Lets' really hope that this has an effect on the government!!

Farah Hage Ali (154)
Friday May 11, 2012, 4:03 am
noted and signed, thank you

Naoko I. (262)
Friday May 11, 2012, 4:32 am
Petition signed.

Michela m. (4049)
Friday May 11, 2012, 7:37 am
No access to site anymore

Michela m. (4049)
Friday May 11, 2012, 7:39 am
S&N the Care2 one

Dot A. (161)
Friday May 11, 2012, 7:53 am
This issue first came to light when reading the book: Mutant Message Down Under. Of course, what human being would not want 'human rights?' It's as they say: 'a no brainer' Now let's support this common sense with policies of common sense~

Cynthia not well (340)
Friday May 11, 2012, 10:59 am
Signed TY Iona

Susanne R. (249)
Friday May 11, 2012, 11:02 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for making this opportunity available to us, Iona!

Lisa Neste (751)
Friday May 11, 2012, 11:18 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Australian federal government: Create a National Human Rights Act for Australia"
Thank you for posting Iona & Shelly for forwarding.

Nelu Dumitriu (14)
Friday May 11, 2012, 12:22 pm
Noted, and signed
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Noted, and signed
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Signed and noted.


Past Member (0)
Friday May 11, 2012, 12:30 pm
If human rights are a given in Australia, then what's the possible objection to writing them down?

liz meesters (176)
Friday May 11, 2012, 1:05 pm
signed & noted, thanks

Elizabeth P. (99)
Friday May 11, 2012, 1:41 pm
Noted and Signed, Thank you.

Stelizan L. (258)
Friday May 11, 2012, 2:04 pm
Noted and shared - will try to sign now - even some 'third world African countries' have human rights acts!!!

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Friday May 11, 2012, 4:46 pm
Signed and Noted, Thanks Iona

Fran F. (118)
Friday May 11, 2012, 5:16 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Iona and Shelly. And thanks to Kenneth for the link on Western Australia's horrifying eugenics bill, more proof that Australia needs a national human rights act.

. (0)
Friday May 11, 2012, 5:31 pm

Ellen G. (343)
Friday May 11, 2012, 6:40 pm

Cindy Richardson (80)
Friday May 11, 2012, 8:14 pm
Signed and noted

Past Member (0)
Friday May 11, 2012, 9:55 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 3:52 am
Still only 64 signatures???? Thanks.

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 7:33 am

Nancy Roussy (79)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 12:38 pm
Signed or already signed, thank you!

JL A. (287)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 12:49 pm
every country should have a statement of human rights for their country

Jennifer Ward (40)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 9:19 pm
I wouldn't ask the present Australian government to institute any new laws- everything they do leads to failure, monumental waste, higher taxes and chaos.

Joe R. (190)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 6:22 am
Signed and noted.

Eternal Gardener (750)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 4:25 pm

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 7:34 pm
Signed and tweeted, thank you.

Simon Validzic (248)
Monday May 14, 2012, 2:42 pm
Noted and signed with comment: "Aboriginals should have the right to self-determination. I used to live in Australia from 1970 to 1992 but refused to be part of a country that is a result of genocide carried out against Aboriginals, so I returned to my country of origin and encourage others to do the same. Another area where human rights are not respected is bullying and psychological abuse at school and university; authorities do nothing to help but often blame the victim."

Shelly P. also sent an link to this other petition in the forward on May 10:

Yulan Lawson (156)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 3:17 pm
Noted and signed. Leave the tent city alone, the aboriginal peole deserve to be here and their sacred grounds protected and honoured by all.

Patt Tashjian (45)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 12:08 am
Read noted and signed. Thanks Iona!!

Sara W. (107)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 4:07 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 8:51 pm

michael sullivan (1022)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 12:14 pm
noted and signed -- every country needs this!

Jenny Dooley (830)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 9:00 pm
Gladly noted, signed and share, thank you Iona.

Nancy C. (810)
Monday June 11, 2012, 8:43 am
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