Petition Tag - act

1. Petition to repeal the Rent Control Preemption Act of 1997

PETITION TO REPEAL THE RENT CONTROL PREEMPTION ACT
In order to secure for the future, the prosperity of the Illinois economy and its Citizens, the Rent Control Preemption Act of 1997 must be repealed. The repeal of this Act will restore Home Rule, but in no way will hinder or prevent future Real Estate Development in Illinois. The burden of a successful private development should never have been placed upon the Citizens and Business Owners of Illinois in the first place. Unfettered rental rates have caused a raise in consumer goods and the People of Illinois to demand an increase in the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour. The burden of the People’s happiness however, is not solely the responsibility of Illinois’ Employers and Property Owners cannot be allowed to render this wage increase insufficient. Consequently, this petition is necessary to repeal the Rent Control Preemption Act so that we might examine what is causing the rise in rental rates statewide and determine reasonable solutions for our future well-being.

2. ACT in February for NY

In every state and the District of Columbia high school students can take the ACT in February. However, the test is not offered in the state of New York. Why?

In 1979 the legislation passed the Truth-in-Testing Law, which has the affect of disallowing the ACT standardized test being offered to New York high schoolers in the month of February.

This petition is asking the New York State Senate, New York General Assembly and New York Governor's office to amend the 1979 law thereby allowing our students to have the same opportunity as the rest of the country.

I ask that you, as a high school student, sign this petition which I then will share with the legislature and executive branches.

For more specific information on how New York got into this awkward situation, please visit this NYSEAC website.

3. LGBT Equality

It has come to my attention that the Judicial Branch is exceeding their authority when it comes to the fourteenth Amendment.

The fourteenth Amendment clearly states that all people born or naturalized in the United States are due to equal protection under the law and no state shall deny any person this right. However, the Judicial Branch seems to think that LGBT citizens who were born or naturalized in the United States should not be protected under equally under the law as stated in the fourteenth Amendment.

4. Add lack of credit to "no discrimination" rules for landlords

A landlord or property management company should not be allowed to deny renting to you for lack of credit history. So long as they have good rental history it shouldn't be an issue for them to rent a place.

I know several people who are low income and in the lower-side of the middle class that get discriminated against because they don't use credit. As long as they aren't late with rent or have evictions on their records.


Lack of credit shouldn't enter into the picture. Also if the renter has references from previous landlords that should be taken into consideration before lack of credit. Also if a late payment or collection notice on utilities is more than 3 years old it shouldn't be used to not rent to a prospective tenant.

5. CHANGE THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL SAMOA LAWYERS AND LEGAL PRACTICE ACT 2014

As Samoan citizens living in New Zealand, Australia, USA and other countries, we continue to maintain our connections with our lands, family titles and ties to Samoa.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SAMOA is not only by words but by our Deeds and Financial remittances to our families and churches.

In the Annual Report for the Financial Year 2011-2012 by the Central Bank of Samoa (p10), it said the following:

"Private remittances increased a further 6 percent to $392.2 million in 2011/12 (on top of a 6 percent recovery in 2010/11), underpinned by a 29 percent increase in remittances for households as well as a 7 percent (or $2.5 million) growth in funds for Churches. Families remained as the main recipients of funds, with its share edging up 2 percentage points to 75 percent, followed by Churches with 10% share. The main sources of household remittances were NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA and the USA with shares of 37 percent, 32 percent and 20 percent respectively..."

In Central Bank of Samoa Bulletin of September 2014, it said at page 10:

"The gross inflow of private remittances went up by 16.7 percent to $94.8 percent million largely due to increased funds for "households" and church. The main sources of remittances were from NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA..."

The Lawyers and Legal Practice Act 2014 violates our rights under Article 15 of The Constitution of Samoa to be equal before the law and entitled to equal protection under the law.

6. Support the cleanest and safest methods for obtaining fuel, fertilizers, dyes, and water

History reminds of nazi control, gas chambers in slavery times and in new age times, torture was encouraged. States such as Alabama, welcome Monasato, who promotes the strongest chemical and product.

We recommend education to those within this community and everywhere. It has become a global crisis affecting children globally.

Ethanol, Chemtrails and war remind us all to defend our planet and health.

7. Urge the Alberta Government to protect the rights of Injured Workers, and amend the Workers Compensation Act

Previous to CIWAA's inception the WCB and the Government have relied on Injured Workers inability to organize and remain fragmented leaving many voices without a united message.

We must unite all the Injured Workers under one group and one message. That group is CIWAA and that message is We will not allow WCB to deny legitimate claims of Injured Workers in order for corporate Alberta to benefit with the lowest WCB premiums in Canada at Injured Workers expense.

NOTICE: The name and address of every person who signs this petition may be made available to the public if the petition is in proper form to be presented to the Legislative Assembly.

To Contact Injured Workers: www.canadianinjuredworkers@gmail.com
www.canadianinjuredworkers.com

8. Keep the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in Tuggeranong

KEEP PUBLIC SERVANTS IN TUGGERANONG

The Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) fears the loss of one of our major employer in the Tuggeranong Town Centre will be devastating for businesses and investment and lead to job losses in the future.

The Federal Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has announced it plans to consolidate its offices and is considering relocating from the Tuggeranong town centre.

The TCC is concerned if the department workers are relocated it will have a negative impact on businesses in the Town Centre that rely on business from this department and its workers.

A lot of the small businesses in Tuggeranong rely on the public service for their day to day trade and base their business decisions on this trade. This also includes our local Clubs, Group Centers and local shops.

A petition has been launched calling on the Federal Government to locate Deapartment of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in Tuggeranong.

The petition has the support of the Federal Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann MP and ACT Liberal Senator Gary Humphries.

The TCC urges all Tuggeranong residents to sign the petition below.

Kind Regards
Darryl Johnston
Secretary
Tuggeranong Community Council Inc
PO Box 436, Erindale Centre ACT 2903
e secretary@tuggcc.com
www.tuggcc.com

9. Remove Handgun Caliber Restrictions in Australia

For a decade now, handgun caliber restrictions and magazine restrictions have been in effect after a tragedy involving a high caliber handgun.

Sporting shooters are unable to use handguns with a caliber of more than .38 inch or 9mm unless they are involved in a specialized competition e.g. metallic silhouette which requires a high caliber handgun.

The law entitles sporting shooters to own high velocity, low caliber cartridges but not the lower velocity, high caliber cartridges with a larger projectile. Sport shooters are also limited to 10 rounds or less which creates a major disadvantage during competition shooting events.

The purpose of this petition is to remove unnecessary caliber restrictions and increase the maximum magazine capacity from 10 to 15 keeping public safety in mind.

10. Support a Student Bill of Rights

Petition for an American Student Bill of Rights:

Students in the United States are blessed to have legal rights, freedoms and protections. These include constitutional, civil, contract, consumer rights and rights specific to higher education. They are scattered, however, through a number of legal documents and court decisions making it hard for students to find them.

Please sign this petition for the creation of a National Student Bill of Rights which clearly states what rights exist to protect students and how they are applied in institutions of higher education.

DO NOT JUST RECOMMEND THIS PETITION, SIGN IT!
It doesn't matter which country you live in or where you are from, please, show your support. Press the sign petition button at the bottom of the page. You have nothing to lose and students have everything to gain.

11. Unsuitable Owners not Dangerous Dogs

The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 was introduced in response to various incidents involving particular breeds.

These incidents received huge tabloid attention and public concern over the keeping and breeding of all dogs which were classed as the same type.

The following breeds which are of pedigree or crossed with are now classed as Dangerous Dogs
Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro.

12. Review Australian Gun Laws

For 16 years now, law abiding firearms owners have had to put up with strict gun laws after the Port Arthur Massacre. It has been 16 years now since the Port Arthur Massacre, Its time the government and Gun Control Agencies stop using it as an excuse to keep our strict gun laws.

Statistics have shown Australian and New Zealand gun owners are among the best in the world, its time the government give something back to the law abiding firearms owners of Australia.

13. Save Rose Cottage Horse Agistment!

The ACT government has been trying to develop this land for over the last ten years. Every time a proposal has been put forwards, the local community has rallied to keep the land the way it is, in a largely undeveloped state.

The South Tuggeranong community DOES NOT want this land developed - rather, we would like to see it remain in it natural state as a piece of bush land that all the community can enjoy for outdoor recreations such as horse riding, bush walking, etc.

See Survey Results Supporting The Preservation of the Land.

Please sign our petition to stop the development of our community's bush land!

14. Stop Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Exchange Grants

The US Government is forcing every state to implement a health insurance exchange program by January 2014 to support the Affordable Care Act.

In order to help the states cover the cost, the government is going to provide them with grants. Since there is a chance that the Republicans may take office next year and kill the program, I want all grants for the Affordable Care Act stopped for the next 12 months.

The country cannot afford to throw money at a program that may not be around in a year.

15. Yes to 10 cent Container Deposit Legistation in the ACT (Helpful Waste Management)

This 10 cent Container Deposit legislation would benefit ACT communities and environment in many way.

This would extend the life of the landfills in the ACT, Encourage recycling, reduce littering along the road side, river, lakes within the ACT, reduce the incidents of "glassing", reduce playground incidents that are caused by glass shards, help in supporting local charities and community groups in the ACT, reduce costs of the ACT Government from roadside cleaning and Reduce environmental management costs.

ACT families are amongst the highest recyclers in Australia, and they would be financially remunerated for being so.

16. Return Due Process to Mississippi

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."
~The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

With the NDAA's indefinite detainment without due process clause, (meaning legally, the Federal Government can arrest anyone for anything at any time secretly) It is time to recognize that Mississippians could lose their right to a fair trial.

With new bills being introduced to take away our first amendment rights, we should be worried about the consequences of disagreeing with any legal policies the government wants to implement.

If there is a suspected terrorist or protester, they should have the right to a fair trial by a jury of their peers to determine if their actions were illegal, and to determine the extent of punishment under law.

17. Make your Will mean something

In NSW, anyone can challenge your will. The Succession Act was introduced in 2006 and is now being reviewed by the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice.

Wills mean nothing under this law. Family, ex-spouses and friends can challenge your Will which means your loved ones miss out and costs your estate thousands of dollars in legal fess trying to defend your wishes.

18. Minister for Immigration You have been served

TO THE HONOURABLE THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


The petition of certain representatives of a ‘minority ethnic Latin American community’

Draws to the attention of the House:

The Minister for Immigration discretionary power under s499 of the Migration Act 1958 and the Ministerial guidelines for unique and exceptional circumstances created under this section of the Act.

The community expectation that the Minister for Immigration will comply with this provision of the Migration Act 1958 without breaches to the ‘hearing rule’.

IT IS SUBMITTED that the Minister decision stating ‘it would not be in the public interest to intervene’, was derived from a ‘flawed assessment’ on the Applicant’s case (CLF2011/85543). The Minister ‘ignored’ to consider the applicant’s brother who is resident of Australia. Therefore, lack of ‘procedural fairness’ is a clear breach to the ‘hearing rule’. The decision must be declared invalid due to an ‘administrative error’.

IT IS SUBMITTED that the Judiciary system of Australia has not jurisdiction to review such decision. The Applicant’s brother and family members resulted aggrieved. The Applicant previously applied for Protection visa, if returned to Colombia his life would be in high risk of danger which will bring psychological consequences to his brother.

19. Oppose the abolition of the Chief Coroner

Please join CRY’s campaign for justice for families of fit and healthy young people who are dying from undiagnosed but inherited heart conditions.

Every week in the UK, 12 young people (under 35 years) die from undiagnosed heart conditions and CRY believe there are hundreds more ‘broken hearts’ which are not being sent to heart specialists for proper examination due to short-comings in the coroners’ system.

This means other family members are at risk if a genetic heart defect is present; and bereaved families suffer even more heartache from not knowing the true cause of death.

To stop these short-comings, a Chief Coroner must be at the heart of the coroners’ system.

A Bill is going through Parliament NOW which proposes to abolish the role of Chief Coroner for England and Wales and this needs to be stopped.

20. Petition ACT Action buses for mobile application

Hey all,

We are a group of ANU university students, and as a born and bred Canberran, I’ve always had trouble with the Action Bus system. I have a hard time finding out where the stops are, the bus website is really hard to use on the go, and judging from the posts already made regarding this, I decided to go ahead and implement a mobile application for Action.

Our ideas so far involve a live-bus positioning so that you know where the bus is along its route, telling you the closest bus stop along with the times, scheduling a trip, alarms and anything people can suggest.

We developed a prototype with dummy data, and met up with Action to show them our work so far, and to try and get the data needed to get it working perfectly and accurately.

We were unfortunately told that while Action already has all the compiled Google Transit Feed data, they cannot provide us with anything due to the politics and bureaucracy involved

We want to develop our application for Android, iPhone, and even Blackberries, but we cant until we get the data and Action’s help.

21. Enact the DREAM Act

The D.R.E.A.M. Act would allow children and students who have grown up in the United States, have graduated from high school and have no criminal record, to attend and complete college or serve 2 years in the military to legalize their immigration status.

22. Amend The ACT Solar Feed In Tariff

The ACT Government has legislated for a Solar Feed-In Tariff (FIT), which has offered ACT residents and property owners 50.05c per kW/hr for the electricity they produce. This FIT is accessed through a contract with our local Electricity Utility, ACTEW.

Earlier this year, the ACT Government announced that, effective July 1st., the FIT rate would reduce to 45.7c. kW/hr.

During 2010, there has been a worldwide shortage of inverters, a component of grid-connect solar PV systems. The shortage has been most pronounced in some sizes of inverters, and worst amongst the top-quality brands. These shortages are expected to continue until 2011. Recently, there have also been stock shortages of some of the more popular solar panels.

Combined, these two factors have meant that many Canberrans have had their solar installations delayed, through no fault of their own, nor of the retailer they are purchasing through.

On Wednesday June 9th, 2010, ACTEW advised that they would not accept any further applications for commissioning systems before the June 30th. cut-off date.

This will disadvantage many customers who have committed to purchase PV systems, but have been unable to have them installed, and the commissioning booked, before the announcement of June 9th.

Our petition calls on the ACT Government, in the interest of fairness, to use the DATE OF PURCHASE of the PV system, not the DATE OF COMMISSIONING, as the qualification date for accessing the current FIT.

23. Increase Reservoir Storage on Aberdeen Plateau

Enough studies! Construct new and larger reservoir(s) on the Aberdeen Plateau for years when snow/rainfall is heavy so our beautiful community and properties are sustained in dry years.

24. Reform the 1975 Family Law Act

Family Law Act 1975 to be corrected. New Family Law Act to have the following Terms included:

* In Australia, Federal Magistrates are to do a check on both parents with DOCS and Police, at the beginnning of the Court proceedings, to see if any records are held on either parent before issuing a Court Order for either parent to have Custody of the child.

* Domestic Violence Father not ever to be given Custody of a baby by submitting a lying Affidavit without any evidence. Especially the day after being threatened by Police with an AVO being taken out on him.

* Mother of baby always to be Subpoenad to Court.

* Both sides of a story are to be heard. Especially considering the Mother has evidence to back up everything she is saying.

* Baby not to be removed from Mother unless there is a decent enough reason to do so when both sides of the story have been heard.

25. Stop The Performance Tax

Save Free Radio! Do you love your radio stations – the music, news and traffic? Do you love getting your music for FREE? It’s all in danger! Everything you love about your radio station could be a thing of the past! Unless you act NOW! There are bills before congress that threaten free music on the radio.

The foreign owned record companies and misinformed artists want congress to establish a tax where stations would pay for the right to play music on the radio. This additional tax would change radio and put music radio stations in danger of going silent. Learn more…

Your radio station needs your help! By signing this petition and sending an e-mail to congress you are telling congress NOT to pass this tax on radio stations. Click below to sign the petition and save free radio! You also can make calls to your congressional leaders and email your friends.

26. Amend an appeal process for all Ontario Highway Traffic Act infractions

Did you know that the Police in Ontario, Canada have the power to impound your vehicle and suspend your license without any form of appeal process? This in turn will raise your insurance rates, cause you to pay fees to reinstate your license, cause you to pay fees to recover your vehicle from the impound lot (and don't forget the towing of your vehicle there!) and possibly cause you credit and employment problems in the future. Yes, it's true!

All of this because there is no court date, no appeal and no due process for many offences under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario! It's your word against the Police. You have NO rights! This quote is taken directly from the Highway Traffic Act:

"No appeal or hearing

(9) There is no appeal from, or right to be heard before, the suspension of a driver’s licence..."

How is this possible? Where do we live? Read the Act for yourself, you may just be surprised in what you find out. Many acts have been amended and changed in the last year that revoke many of your rights as a citizen of Canada (or Ontario?).

http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90h08_e.htm

Please sign our petition! Show solidarity that we won't stand for these amendments in a free country where we're supposed to have rights!

27. Stop Proposed Cull of Kangaroos at Majura, ACT

The ACT Government have approved the cull of a large number of kangaroos at the Department of Defence site, Majura ACT. Exactly how many will be killed is not known but it could be well into the thousands.

They have based their decision on Maxine Cooper's Grasslands Investigation which claims the kangaroos are starving. However, no scientific or hard evidence of this is provided in the report. In fact, the Federal Government have even questioned this since only a small number of carcasses have been found on the property. The exact number of kangaroos on the Defence Site at Majura is not known but there has been reports of more than 6,000 kangaroos on the site.

The report states that only 1 kangaroos should be allowed per hectare. This means that the cull they are planning to undertake will mean the shooting of a large number and proportion of kangaroos on the site. The figure could be as many as 5,000. The report states clearly that orphaned joeys will not be spared. There lives will be finished by the legal practice of killing joeys in which is usually beheading them or bashing them to death with a blunt object. Photographs taken by wildlife groups recently show healthy grasslands and kangaroos alike.

Australia is a dry country and kangaroos are designed to survive these climates. They are our national symbol, cultural heritage and are a true representation of what it means to be an Aussie Battler. Yet, the ACT government has agree to cut so many of their lives short.

28. BreinsAmnesty Proposal Social Security Payroll Tax Cut 2031 Petition

Why do Republicans in the House of Representatives, choose not to support the Social Security bill? Failure to maintain substantial payroll tax revenues will allow the government to perpetuate the Social Security Trust Fund.

So why should We The People who can least afford to pay employment taxes under the guise that it is for retirement. Let's stop The government from diverting trillions of dollars of employment taxes for other purposes under the disguise of charity.

29. Help save our critically endangered habitat

The petition refers to the illegal clearing of remnant grasslands in the Wyndham shire in May/June 2008. The clearing occured just outside the urban growth boundary to the west of Werribee. This area contains the largest mapped patch of federally listed critically endangered western plains grassland on the Keilor_Werribee plains. The removal involved The ~375 ha with approximately 50% moderate to good quality rocky remnant native grassland. Plants and tussock in remnant grasslands could be in excess of 100 years of age.

A large rolling machine went over it in May, pushing rocks, surface vegetation including grassland, about 5cm into the soil. Bare earth paddock resulted which has been sown to crop which about 1 – 2 cm high on the 14th of September. This activity is illegal pursuant to clearing controls (52.17) part 1 in Section 5 (Particular provisions) of the Planning and Environment Act. The landholder is most likely claiming that an exemption under the clearing control table exemptions (52.17-6) applies and any vegetation under 10 years old previously used for agriculture is exempt of clearing. However this exemption only applies to land previously used for agricultural hence this landholder should face prosecution as 50% of the area bulldozed was remnant grassland that has never been worked and the majority of flora on site would be well in excess of 10 years old.

This type of activity is not new to the area with 3000 hectares lost per year with most removal having no applications to remove applied for under state or federal jurisdiction. This rate of removal was calculated in the mid 90's and has most likely accelerated.

With respect to the clearing control act only the respective Council, the minister of planning and environment (Justin Madden) or his office are authorised officers able to prosecute the land owner pursuant to section 126 of the Planning and Environment act. It applies to owners and occupiers and states that it is an:

Offence to contravene scheme, permit or agreement;
(1) Any person who uses or develops land in contravention of or fails to comply with a planning scheme, or a permit, or an agreement under section 173 is guilty of an offence.

This act allows for criminal charges be laid and a rediculously low offence of up to $126,000 paid.

Interstingly, concerned individuals or state bodies such as DSE are able apply for an enforcement order pursuant to section 114 of the Planning and Environment Act. This section states:

“any person may apply to the Tribunal for an enforcement order against any person specified in subsection (3) if a use or development of land contravenes or has contravened, or, unless prevented by the enforcement order, will contravene this Act, a planning scheme, a condition of a permit or an agreement under section 173.

Although no criminal charges can be laid an order of restitution can be made perhaps using Paul Gibson-Roy’s method for restoring grasslands and effectively block any future development on this site as per section 119-b(iv) which states:

“to do specified things within a specified period (A)to restore the land as nearly as practicable to its condition immediately before the use or development started”.

This impost will be far greater felt to the land owner than the maximum offence carried under section 126 of the Planning and Environment Act as no doubt the land owner is speculating over positioning of the UGB in the next few decades and on current market value that would cost him $1,000,000 per hectare in land he can no longer develop.

Hence not only should section 126 be enacted with Council and/or The Minister enforce planning controls but a body such as DSE, charged with protecting such habitat under the Fauna and Flora Guarantee act should also prosecute by enacting Section 114 of The Planning and Environment Act. Unfortunately no resources have been given to DSE to prosecute such cases and as a result DSE will likley not prosecute. This short coming has been highlighted and although aknowledgement has been made no funds have been made available to DSE. The Minister for Planning and Environment needs to rectify this immediately.

Obviously if DSE prosecuted utilising section 114 of the planning and Environment Act then would be speculation would be stopped and irresponsible landowners put on notice.

30. Reinstate Our ACT Kangaroos onto The Rehabilitation Licence

PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION TO HELP REINSTATE THE FULL TERM REHABILITATION OF OUR ACT SICK, INJURED, ORPHANED NATIVE EASTERN GREY KANGAROOS (EGK's), onto the ACT Rehabilitation Carers Licence. Please send the word around, post this petition onto your website, and send it to everyone else you know, and your mailing list.

Kangaroo meeting with Maxine Cooper, the now former Commissioner of Sustainability and Environment, in her office on Thursday 14/10/10, that included discussions on full term rehabilitation for sick, injured, orphaned native Eastern Grey Kangaroos, which Maxine's dept is investigating.

Nora Preston has requested that a new expert advisory committee be David Croft, Nora Preston, Dror Ben-Ami, Daniel Ramp, Keely Boom, to replace all the unqualified non expert advisory committees.

Media release on 23/4/07 www.kangaroo-protection-coalition.com/kangaroo-archives25.html.

These animals mentioned below are all dead, however, the fight still goes on, to turn the site into Wildlife Carers Group proposed city Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, now renamed as the City Memorial Kangaroo Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, in tribute to the kangaroos that were needlessly tortured to death, under the rspca's watchful eyes, who then inappropriately claimed that this massacre was humane.

PLEASE sign our other petition as well on http://gopetition.com/petitions/save-all-the-kangaroos.html to save ALL the Eastern Grey Kangaroos on the Lawson Defence site (BNTS) from relocation and death, and turn the site into a Kangaroo Park/Wildlife Sanctuary with educational facilities, wildlife hospital, rehabilitation enclosures, etc. Media releases on 13 May 2007, http://canberra.yourguide.com.au/news/local/general/plan-for-three-days-of-death/584324.html, 14 May 2007, http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/05/14/world/main2799551.shtml?source=RSSattr=HOME_2799551, 20 May 2007, http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200705/s1927723.htm, http://www.spa.gov.sa/English/details.php?id=452929, http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/printer_1309191.php, 25 May 2007, http://www.abcscience.net.au/news/stories/2008/03/07/2182771.htm, 7 March 2008.

These kangaroos have suffered enough and will not survive any relocation, which will cause acts of animal cruelty with this type of research, they must be left alone on the site where they have lived safely for their entire lives.

Nora Preston, The Founder/President of WCG - Wildlife Carers Group http://wcg.awardspace.com began rehabilitating wildlife in the early '80's.

ACT EGK's were rehabilitated in carers back yards, with their fences extended, to prevent them from escaping.

Our ACT (Australian Capital Territory) Eastern Grey Kangaroos were removed off our rehabilitation licence in mid 1980's, to prevent us from rehabilitating our sick, injured, orphaned NATIVE Eastern Grey Kangaroos, (EGK's) claiming, that our EGK's were not native to the ACT.

In 2005, Nora Preston, President and Founder of Wildlife Carers Group, (WCG) applied for and was issued with a licence by TAMS (Territory and Municipal Services), with a Rehabilitation Carers Licence, to rehabilitate sick, injured, orphaned native animals/wildlife.

Nora Preston contacted the now former Licensing Officer and the now former Local Chief Minister Jon Stanhope of the Labor Party, and pointed out to them that our Native EGK's were indeed native to the ACT, that the licence was incorrect and needed to be amended, and to include the full term rehabilitation of our Native EGK's.

Nora Preston - WCG, received A formal letter from both the former Chief Minister Jon Stanhope and the former Licensing Officer at that time, from TAMS, apologising for the error, and amended the licence, however, only amended rehabilitation for 48 hours, instead of the required full term rehabilitation, and then want the healthy animals destroyed.

There have since been 2 different Chief Ministers, and 2 different TAMS Ministers, all of whom Nora has continued to liaise with and has kept fighting to have this licence amended.

Failing to amend the Rehabilitation Licence to full term rehabilitation of our sick, injured, orphaned EGK's, allows acts of animal cruelty, inhumanely and unnecessarily killing/destroying EGK's that are healthy, that have every prospect of a successful rehabilitation.

This ACT licence is being governed under an old 1996 report.

Furthermore, Research has been cruel by TAMS, with Bromocriptine fertility research, which is an oral administration, suppressing the milk from the joey, slowly starving it to death, page 64/65 in Report 3, or cruelly ripping the joey from it's mothers pouch, causing bleeding of the mouth, with further hemorrhaging, injuries, and death. The 1996 ACT Kangaroo Advisory Council 3 Reports are on www.tams.act.gov.au/live/environment/local_wildlife/kangaroo_information/actkangarooadvisorycommitteereports

These are all acts of animal cruelty, therefore in breach of the animal welfare act, and will have to stop.

This report will show how out of date the current advisory council is, working off a report, reported in August 1996, however, Report 1, page 5/6, that was stating a report in late 1994, also recommended that the culling must stop, because they 'were over culling our native kangaroos', and yet, the wildlife rehabilitation licence was never updated to include full term rehabilitation of sick, injured, orphaned native Eastern Grey Kangaroos to allow the recovery of the EGK's population, which has continued to rapidly decline.

Report 2, page 5, first paragraph, then contradicts Report 1, claiming that 'this licence specifically excludes Eastern Grey Kangaroos because of their abundance in the ACT', which is describing the Rehabilitation licence.

The ACT is the only state in Australia that cruelly prevents the full term rehabilitation of our sick, injured, orphaned Native EGK's.

The advisory council is made up of the kangaroo commercial industry, farmers, rspca, (who categorise our native EGK's as feral on their website, and insist on cruel killing, then claim that the inhumane killings are humane) etc, all who have a serious conflict of interest with kangaroos, and want them to be driven to extinction, with the mentality that 'wildlife can't live amongst humans' which was quoted to Nora Preston by the head ranger of TAMS, and the local government who was in charge of the environment file at the time, with absolutely no regard to the destruction they were causing to our environment, conservation of, or the animal rights and welfare.

It is time to put the environment, conservation of, and wildlife first, to be educated, come back into this century, civilisation, and start acting like civilised, educated people.

For animal welfare reasons, the Rehabilitation licence must be amended and to reinstate the full term rehabilitation of sick, injured, orphaned Native EGK's.

To prevent road kills, the shooroo needs to be modified, so that it can be activated in the vehicles, when travelling at any speed.

Saving and Caring for our Environment, Conservation, and all of our Native Wildlife.