Petition Tag - fit

1. Support Local Business in the Town of Gawler

The Town of Gawler is trying to implement a fitness training policy that;
- Charges fees for trainers to access public reserves for training groups or individuals
- Limits the times a trainer can use the public reserves
- Limits the activities a trainer can do
- Restricts the trainers to certain reserves and locations in the reserves
- Stops trainers from using music with sessions

Mayor Karen Redman stated that the council had worked with local exercise professionals to create the policy however local trainers were not contacted in regards to the policy.

2. Give social landlords fair access to green subsidies

Under proposed reforms of feed-in tariff payments social landlords are to be hit by higher cuts than other sectors. The changes means social housing solar photovoltaic schemes will be classed as ‘aggregated’ schemes because they cover multiple installations so will only receive 80 per cent of the full FIT rate. This is being cut from 43.3p/kilowatt hour to 21p/kWh, meaning social landlords would receive just 16.8p/kWh.

In addition social landlords face being excluded from the fuel poverty part of the energy company obligation, which will be used to subsidise retrofit measures in the governments green deal.

Both the FIT and ECO is paid for through consumers’ energy bills meaning social tenants are contributing to the subsidies but don’t stand to benefit from them – despite the fact that they are among the most vulnerable and poor section of society.

Inside Housing magazine is campaigning for social landlords to be given a fair deal so they can reduce fuel poverty among their tenants. We are calling for installations of photovoltaic panels carried out by social landlords to be classed as community schemes and subject to a higher FIT payment.

We are also seeking a commitment from the Department of Energy and Climate Change to give social landlords equal access to ECO funding so that they can deliver the benefits of the green deal.

3. Fair treatment for early adopters of microgeneration systems

Early adopters are being disadvantaged, people installing microgeneration systems from the 15 July 09 will be placed on rate that will allow them to recover their financial outlay.

Early adopters will not recover their financial outlay; however, they will be generating the same electricity and saving the same C02.

4. Remove Dry Max technology from Pampers Nappies!

Many parents have noticed their children having adverse skin reactions in the nappy region after the introduction of "Dry Max" technology into their "Active Fit" and "New Born" (called "Cruisers" etc in other countries) range of nappies.

Some parents believe that the rashes are linked to the "Dry Max" technology and at the very least these nappies leak and are not for purpose sold. If you feel as strongly as we do please sign this petition.

5. 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.

6. Recall all Honda Jazz / FIT due to defective Wheel Bearings

Honda Jazz / Fit has won many awards for being a great car but what owners of the said car does not know is that it has issues with the wheel bearings failing. Honda has issued recalls for the Honda Civic with wheel bearing failures - . Why no recall for the Jazz / Fit?

They both had recalls for Handbrake issues (

The wheel bearings fail at around 40,000km intervals. Some as early as 20,000km. Some have had the bearings replaced multiple times.

The Service Bulletin # SB038T08 will stand for how long?

Below are of owners reporting problems with their bearings on different Honda forum website.

Evidence of this is from owners of said vehicle reporting the problem on jazz forum and other car review website:
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