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1. Save Victor's Heart

PLEASE HELP SAVE VICTOR'S HEART BEFORE IT BREAKS.

What a new Coles town centre will mean :

1. Death of 150 year old CBD, Ocean Street, which is inhabited by many locally owned and operated businesses.

2. Tourists disappear as Victor Harbor loses it's coastal town charm and becomes just another Adelaide suburban clone.

3. Unemployment rises as Coles requires LESS staff, businesses close and even in the building stage, COLES imports their own tradespeople.

4. Property values decline in the town centre and around the MEGASTORE.

5. Residents of McCracken and Rapid drive lose lifestyle as the traffic flow increases at least ten fold, including large delivery trucks etc. Noise pollution also increases.

6. We already have a large shopping centre, which even now has multiple empty stores. How can we justify a MEGASTORE with accompanying specialty stores, if we can't even fill a small centre?

7. Storm water? Where will it go?

8. Kiss goodbye to the 40kms zone in Rapid drive as the influx of traffic causes it to become extremely congested and dangerous.

9. Remember for every $1 spent at local businesses, it grows to a $3 injection into our local community.

10. Local sports and community groups will suffer with the decline of local businesses as they will lose their local financial backing from their town.

THIS IS NOT OUR SCENARIO.

The results have been proven and researched in other small communities where the megastores have been allowed to build their complexes. 40 jobs alone were lost at Myrtleford Foodworks after the big chair wrecking hit NEARBY Bright, a holiday town like Victor.

COLES is attempting to sway our local government by funding the rezoning so they can push ahead with their plans.

WE HAVE ONLY A SHORT TIME TO REACT TO STOP THIS.

Please submit all concerns to the local government at -

City Manager
(Centres Review DPA)
PO Box 11 Victor Harbor SA 5211

localgov@victor.sa.gov.au

or in person at
City of Victor Harbor Civic Centre
1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor

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2. Ban Plastic Shopping Bags in Queensland

Australians use over 4 billion plastic shopping bags per year but yet only the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and the Northern Territory have bans on them with fines for breaches of their laws.

A clear majority of people strongly supported the measures in these states. Campbell Newman recently scrapped plans to ban single-use shopping bags in Queensland citing cost of living reasons. The fact is that most people can afford to spend small change on reusable shopping bags when it can make such a big difference.

Single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags also cause injury to animals. Plastic bags look like jellyfish and as many as 30% of turtle deaths in Moreton Bay alone are attributed to them. One crocodile was reported to have 25 plastic bags in its stomach which prevented it from digesting its food and resulted in it dying from starvation.

Just remember that these bags are non-biodegradable when they enter landfill and take up to 1,000 years to breakdown. They are a short-term convenience with long-term impacts and a sign of our throw-away society.

For more information please read the report at:

http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/explore/ResearchPublications/ResearchBriefs/2010/RBR201028.pdf

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3. National Boycott of Coles & Woolworths July 2012

Media release 16th July 2012
The National Boycott and Rally in support of local food producers

From the 20th of July 2012 thousands of Australians will stand together and boycott “Coles and Woolworths” on the 21st, Awareness rallies will be held all over the country, to demand not only a fair go for our farmers and growers but just as importantly honest labelling to empower the people’s ability to also support “Australian made” across the board.

The duopoly of Coles/Woolies has become so powerful with some 80% of the grocery market, their thirst to increase their share is having an adverse affect on our struggling producers and in fact the price of our weekly shopping bills.

This action is not about trying to undermine big business; it is about securing our fresh food future, jobs for our children, ensuring the protection of the farm and to demand the accountability that should accompany any Australian business that has such a huge slice of the pie.

“100 billion dollars in profits removes any excuse they may think they have to undermine and ride rough shot over hard working local farmers and producers”.

Imported food does not meet the standards of our local produce and destroys jobs and our food security at all levels.

While our families on the land struggle to make ends meet on a meagre 5 cents in every dollar that is spent over the counter of these huge grocery outlets, it is simply un-Australian that they would dare demand these hard working families fund a pricing war between them, out of their inadequate 5 cents.
Making matters even worse, is the fact that dirty tactics have become part and parcel in some negotiations between producer and these grocery giants, which has resulted in the closure of so many farms and growers already.

Demanding a fair go to secure the future of fresh produce and the ability for consumers to make an informed choice at the checkout, should be supported by any Australian business, begging the big question, why isn’t it?

I highly suggest all Australians take the time to research for themselves this very import issue, and stand in support of our children’s future and a fair go.

Mark Aldridge

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4. Ban Toxic Baby Wipes

The toxic ingredient (iodopropynyl butylcarbamate - IPBC) is found in many brands of baby wipes in Australia. It is known to cause skin irritation, is readily absorbed through the skin, and in animal testing was found to be acutely toxic when inhaled.

New Zealand cosmetic standards list IPBC as not to be used in preparations for children under 3 (except below certain levels in bath products, shower gels and shampoo) and the European Union has banned IPBC use in oral hygiene and lip care products.

Several leading supermarkets in New Zealand have removed baby wipes containing IPBC and yet it is still sold in Australia in products which come into direct contact with an infant's skin from birth.

Bub Hub Mums want the best for their children. This product should not be on the shelves.

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5. Stop more Liquor Licenses being granted in the Blue Mountains, NSW

DAN MURPHYS – KATOOMBA
ALDI LIQUOR – KATOOMBA (PENDING)
LIQUORLAND – KATOOMBA
FIRST CHOICE – KATOOMBA (PENDING)
KATOOMBA FINE WINES – KATOOMBA
CARRINGTON CELLARS – KATOOMBA
GEARINS HOTEL – KATOOMBA
FAMILY INN – KATOOMBA
BOTTLEMART – KATOOMBA
KATOOMBA RSL – KATOOMBA
ALEX HOTEL - LEURA
LEURA CELLARS – LEURA
WOOLWORTHS LIQUOR – LEURA (PENDING)
DIVINE CELLARS – WENTWORTH FALLS
GRANDVIEW HOTEL – WENTWORTH FALLS
WENTWORTH FALLS COUNTRY CLUB – WENTWORTH FALLS
WENTWORTH FALLS BOWLING CLUB – WENTWORTH FALLS

All of the above outlets supply takeaway alcohol!

How many liquor outlets do we need within a 6km radius – Katoomba/Leura/Wentworth Falls. All with a population of only 24,000 people!

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6. The Supermarket shame (Proudly unAustralian)

The supermarkets lust for profits has killed Aussie companies and destroyed Aussie farming.

The supermarkets have no intention of supporting Aussie companies and farmers.Do you want to get sick eating foreign owned and made imported rubbish?

You are paying a high price for toxic inferior foreign owned and made.

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7. Tell IGA to go 100% Australian (And we will support you)

IGA is an Australian owned grocery chain which is making an effort to support Australian companies with its Fightback for Australia campaign.

Coles, Woolworths and Aldi are not supporting 100% Australian owned companies which keep profits in Australia for Australians.

Coles, Woolworths and Aldi are not loyal to Australia with their foreign owned and made imports.

We have the right to support Australian companies in our own Country and not be forced into buying destructive foreign owned and made which destroys our economy.

We want IGA to go all 100% Aussie made and owned and we will shop with you for being loyal to local Aussie companies.

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8. Coles and Woolworths stop destroying Aussie companies and Aussie farmers

Coles and Woolworths do not want to support Australian companies.

THIS IS WHY.

Coles and Woolworths are using deceptive conduct against Australians by forcing 100% Aussie owned companies off the shelves which keep grocery prices low so they and all the foreign owned companies operating on their shelves can import dangerous products from overseas.

These overseas products are loaded with a huge markup to make the most money possible for their shareholders.The Australian product price is raised to keep the customer buying foreign which is cheaper for the supermarkets bottom line while at the same time destroying all Australian companies.

DO YOU NOTICE ITS THE FOREIGN OWNED COMPANIES USING FOREIGN PRODUCT IN THEIR INGREDIENTS WHICH FORCES AUSSIE COMPANIES TO DO THE SAME TO SURVIVE.THIS DESTROYS AUSTRALIAN FARMERS WITH SUICIDES AND CONTRIBUTES TO UNEMPLOYMENT FOR AUSTRALIANS.

The supermarkets and foreign owned multinational companies operating on the shelves DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT 100% AUSTRALIAN OWNED COMPANIES PRODUCTS ARE CHEAPER.IF THIS WAS FOUND OUT GROCERY PRICES WOULD REDUCE FOR THE PUBLIC AND THE PROFITS OF THE RETAILERS AND FOREIGN OWNED MULTINATIONALS OPERATING ON THE SHELVES WOULD FALL.YOU ARE BEING TRICKED INTO BELIEVING IMPORTS ARE CHEAP WHEN IN FACT THEY ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE 100% AUSTRALIAN OWNED PRODUCT.

GROCERY PRICES WILL CONTINUE TO BE HIGH BECAUSE OF FOREIGN OWNED MULTINATIONALS BUYING FOREIGN PRODUCTS AND KEEPING 100% AUSSIE OWNED COMPANIES OFF THE SHELVES WHICH WOULD REDUCE GROCERY PRICES.

WANT GROCERY PRICES TO FALL THEN SUPPORT 100% AUSTRALIAN OWNED COMPANIES WITH EVERY PRODUCT YOU BUY.

Do you notice the destruction caused by foreign owned companies who do not buy from Aussie farmers.They are responsible for the high grocery prices because they destroy 100% Aussie owned companies which keep grocery prices low because they buy local.

Every purchase of a 100% AUSTRALIAN OWNED product keeps money in AUSTRALIA for AUSTRALIANS.

Every purchase of a FOREIGN OWNED product destroys Aussie companies and jobs and sends the profits OVERSEAS to FOREIGN CORPORATE OWNERS.
WAKE UP AUSTRALIA YOU ARE BEING TRICKED BY FOREIGN OWNED CORPORATES AND THE SUPERMARKETS.

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9. 100% Australian Owned Companies in Coles and Woolworths

The average supermarket trolley contains 85% foreign owned and made.This results in around 100 million dollars a day lost to Australia heading to foreign corporate headquarters.In Japan 98% of products are owned by Japanese companies.

Around 85-90% of Australians want to support Australian companies and products but have trouble finding them in the supermarkets.This petition is to demand Coles and Woolworths support Australian companies as consumers want to buy 100% Australian owned so jobs and profits stay in Australia.

We want Coles and Woolworths to beat the Japanese level of 98% and aim for 100% Australian.

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10. Support 100% Australian Owned Companies To Keep Grocery Prices Low

The supermarket shelves are dominated by foreign giants which jack up prices to make enormous profits.

Many multinational companies pay little or no tax at all in Australia. Australian companies are forced to pay 32 cents income tax creating an enormous tax disadvantage. This is why 85% of the products in the supermarket are foreign owned and made. This is why prices are so high. This creates huge problems for the tax paying Australian company competing against foreign competitors who pay little or no tax in Australia.

The Australian competitor discounts its price it then loses profits and goes broke and is bought out by a huge foreign competitor.Once all Australian competition is destroyed the price paid by the customer skyrockets.

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11. Hold Coles and Woolworths accountable

Did you know that 85% of the products in the average Australian grocery trolley are made by foreign owned companies.

This results in 100 million a day going outside Australia. By comparison,in Japan, 98% of goods in supermarkets are owned by Japanese organisations. We need to turn this around and copy the Japanese comparison.Lets go even better than the Japanese lets aim for 100%.

www.dicksmithfoods.com.au www.ausbuy.com.au www.fightbacknews.com.au www.woolworths.com.au www.coles.com.au www.onlyoz.com.au

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