After 7 years, Qasim can go free

Published on Jul 17, 2005

Featured petition "Free refugee in Australian Detention" Peter Qasim has received good news. Australia's longest-serving immigration detainee, Peter Qasim, has been granted a visa. Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone says Mr Qasim received his visa last night after a series of Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) checks. Mr Qasim's lawyer, Alexis Goodstone,…

Wednesday 13 to Australia

Published on Jul 13, 2005

Michael Hibbert, author of Bring Wednesday 13 to Australia, writes, "Thankyou, the petition helped a great deal in getting W13 to our shores, and it scored me two free tickets to the Melbourne show! thanks again gopetition..."

Congress invites Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to address Joint Session

Published on Jun 27, 2005

USINPAC thanks everyone who signed and supported this important petition. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill) confirmed today that Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh will address a Joint Session of Congress on July 19, 2005 at 10:00 AM when he pays a state visit to the United States. Dr. Singh is…

Little Naomi's first taste of freedom

Published on May 26, 2005

LESS than 24 hours after their release from Villawood Detention Centre, Virginia Leong and her three-year-old daughter Naomi were enjoying the unbounded freedom of a Sydney park. "It's a dream come true," Ms Leong, 31, said yesterday after the federal Government's surprise decision on Monday night to grant her and…

John Lennon's killer stays behind bars

Published on Oct 08, 2004

The John Lennon Society's "No Parole for Mark David Chapman" petition sponsored by has been rewarded with good news. John Lennon's killer will stay in prison for at least two more years after being denied parole because of the "extreme malicious intent" he showed in gunning down the former Beatle…

Win for free pneumococcal immunisation

Published on Aug 17, 2004

Congratulations to petitioner Jill Leonarduzzi, who petitioned the Australian paliament as follows, " The undersigned petitioners wish to draw to the attention of the House that the innocent babies of Australia need the vaccine for Pneumococcal Bacteria to protect them from the devastating effects of this virus." Jill recently reported that her…

Romeo and juliet cast cd recording success!

Published on Nov 17, 2003

The online petition to Glem UK Limited, aimed at releasing Romeo and Juliet, the cast recording, was succesfull, congratulations to all involved.

Withdrawal of tree felling orders in Bangalore

Published on Nov 17, 2003

The Karnataka Forest Department, Bangalore Urban Division, has withdrawn with immediate effect all orders issued to fell trees.  This action was taken on the basis of a complaint from Environment Support Group, when it pointed out cases where Bangalore Mahanagara Palike officials were accomplices to illegal tree felling in broad…

Rastafarians praise new BVI government for revoking ban

Published on Nov 03, 2003

November 3, 2003: Rastafarians in Tortola for a weeklong summit praised the new government for revoking a law banning their entry to the British Virgin Islands. The 23-year-old "Rasta Law," removed in August, ordered immigration authorities to refuse entry to Rastafarians and "hippies," most commonly identified by their dreadlocks. We…