Petition Tag - alliance

1. Protect the Marriage Act and the Natural Family

Preamble
For centuries the institution of marriage is both a symbol and protective legal framework for the natural family. Marriage is the special bond between a man and a woman to the exclusion of others.

Marriage is entered into with intent to hopefully produce and raise children, to support each other in times of need, to bring together families and to ensure the future of our people. Marriage and the natural family are the basic building blocks of civil societies in East and West.

In Australia, as in most other nations, legal marriage requires both partners to comply with a set of biological characteristics and laws: A bond of marriage cannot be formed between brothers and sisters, fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, certain other blood relatives, underage partners, persons otherwise married or partners of the same sex. These partners may love each other and decide to live together, but they cannot form a union in marriage.

If a mutually expressed feeling of love would become the sole qualification for marriage under the law, how can parliamentarians reasonably reject demands to recognise polygamous marriage, marriage with children, or marriage between relatives? After the Italian parliament recognised same-sex unions in June 2016, lobby groups are already demanding equality for polygamous unions to reflect the cultural norms of certain migrant communities.

The possible ramifications are far reaching for children deprived of natural parents: Claims of biological and genetic discrimination, accusations of creating more stolen generations and the consequences for our demographic fabric with severe fiscal implications are most obvious.

De-facto partnerships and civil law arrangements are readily available to homosexual couples. There is no need to unsettle the special bond of marriage and abandon the natural family. Marriage is rightfully defined as the union of a man and woman, formed with the intent to create a natural family and to preserve the right of children, wherever possible, to be raised by their natural mother and father. We hold this to be a self-evident natural right deserving of its special status and ongoing legal protection in our society.

2. Remove Australia from the ANZUS alliance

As a signatory to the ANZUS Alliance Australian sons and daughters have lost their lives in unjust wars waged by the United States against the innocent people of countries that the U.S. government seek to control to further the dominance of the Empire of the United States.

Australia being a moral and just country should not have any part in the ongoing crimes of a cruel and immoral country that seeks nothing less than world domination.
For these reasons Australia should terminate their involvement in the ANZUS ALLIANCE.

3. Bring pams pottery back to surfers markets

I have been unfairly treated and victimized by the Surfers Paradise Alliance, resulting in my suspension from trading for 12 months. I have done nothing wrong and this will affect my ability to make a living, after 13 yrs at this market i feel i deserve to be treated better.

4. Vote "yes" to Toronto Catholic Ban on Gay Straight Alliances

WHEREAS: The provincial government is breaking the law by violating s. 93 of the Constitution, which enshrines the denominational rights of the Catholic schools.

AND WHEREAS: Decisions from the Privy Council all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada have affirmed the responsibility of Catholic officials to provide Catholic teachings in Catholic schools.

AND WHEREAS: Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs promote a positive view of homosexual activity, which undermines Catholic teaching on chastity and marriage.

AND WHEREAS: The Church’s solution to bullying is being ignored and Church teaching is being undermined by these clubs. Cardinal Thomas Collins put it this way: “So the key issue is not just the [GSA] name itself, but the content connected with the name” (“Observations on a recent change in government policy re: proposed anti-bullying legislation,” May 28, 2012 [press release]).

AND WHEREAS: Trustees must protect Catholic school principals from being forced to betray their Catholic values.

AND WHEREAS: Defining the terms of reference of the anti-bullying clubs in the Toronto Catholic District School Board is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees and is currently being left to front line administrators. This is compromising these administrators’ conscience rights.

5. Allow The Secular Student Alliance At Paradise Valley High School

I’d like to thank everyone for their support. I never imagined that the petition would gain so much attention. However, this whole situation has been a large misunderstanding between myself and the administration.

I never meant to shed Paradise Valley in a negative light. PV is an accepting community of diverse students and staff. I have met with my principal and this situation has been resolved.

The misunderstanding was completely on my end of things. Again, thank you all for your activism and support.

6. Save Westminster Pre-school Learning Alliance Nurseries

Westminster Pre-school Learning Alliance is made up of nine (9) community nurseries and has been receiving a grant to enable affordable nurseries in the area. Westminster Council has cut approximately £45,000 in funding to each nursery by taking away this grant. The nine nurseries affected are: Parkview Lodge Pre-School (Westbourne Area), Moorhouse Pre-School (Westbourne Area), The Vestry (Abbey Rd/Maida Vale Area), St. James Community Pre-School (Bayswater Area), Ashmore Pre-School (Queen’s Park Area), Fisherton Street Pre-School (Church Street Area), Independent Mother's Pre-school, (Church Street Area), Barrow Hill (St. John’s Wood Area), Elgin Pre-School (Harrow Road Area).

Not only have the cuts been made, but additional expenses formerly covered by the grant such as cleaning, accounting, and rent now are each nurseries’ responsibility. These cuts and additional expenses pressure these nurseries to drastically increase fees in order to survive. These nurseries are in jeopardy of closing.

Withdrawal of the nurseries means:

- Extra strain for parents who are already under a lot of pressure balancing finances, work and family;

- Discouragement for parents to access jobs/education due to limited children facilities;

- Loss of jobs and no redundancy packages to dedicated members of staff who have been working for the nurseries for as long as 20 years.

7. Support the Ardrey Kell GSA

This year Ardrey Kell has fought hard to start their own chapter of a Gay-Straight Alliance in their school. After much hard work, they have had the success of forming a reliable club in which gay, straight, bisexual, and transgendered youth all collaborate in an effort to provide a stable, safe, and productive environment for LGBT youth and their straight allies.

In their short lifespan the AK GSA has contributed in many ways to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district including, but not limited to:

-Joining together existing, nearby GSA's in our school district and networking them, something that has never been done before.

-Creating many successful inter-GSA social events that have brought awareness to many LGBT issues, such as: anti-bullying, harassment, trans-issues, gay-issues, teen suicides, LGBT rights, and the growth and importance of an educated youth.

- A committed team of students who find the opportunity to interact with similar, like-minded youth in a positive, and productive manner.

8. The Punisher as Playable Character in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

I believe that the Punisher should be a playable character in MUA3.

Because he was one of the most requested characters for Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and more recently Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.

He has had one of the largest and vocal fan bases of any character that hasn't appeared in MUA or MUA2.

And finally he could be a good alternative for people who don't want to use Deadpool.

9. Emma Frost as Playable Character in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

Emma Frost is one of the most important X men of all the time, she become an x men after being the white queen of the hellfire club and since then she never stop in helping young mutants to control their powers.

She is now the leader (with Cyclops) of the Astonishing XMen and one of the most powerful mutants around the world. She always been in the important comics and story lines (house of M, Civil War, Secret War).

In fact if the game will be based in civil war and secret war, why not include Emma?

10. Support European Union Enlargement

The people of the Republic of Ireland voted against the Nice Treaty in a referendum on June 7, 2001. The rejection was for a number of complex reasons mainly related fears of being enmeshed in a military alliance or loss of independence to EU institutions. Yet, in the European media we are being portrayed as a selfish nation who don't want to see the economic benefits of EU membership being extended to the East European countries.