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Vanora

Sorry folks to ask you yet again to sign a petition but it seems the best way to grab the attention of our politicians. 

 

Petition Request - We ask for: - moratorium on the proposal: Policymakers consider forwarded information from Principle Petitioner: An inquiry with Royal Commission powers into forced medication, informed consent, prescribing practices, medications' adverse impacts: Establishment of psychiatric drug detox/rehabilitation facilities: Revision of Mental Health policy and practice - to abate harm, acknowledge UN findings regarding involuntary treatment and meet obligations under international Treaties - UNCRPD, UNCAT, UNICCPR.                        

 

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business//Petitions/House_of_Representatives_Petitions/Petitions_General/Sign_an_e-petition?id=EN0360

 

Please sign, we need your help. Thank you.

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JanCarol

Thanks Vanora!  I'm in Australia and a citizen here - so I appreciate your efforts!

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Vanora

Thank you JanCarol. Although I'm not actually involved with this petition - I posted on behalf of a friend - I'm prepared to keep supporting initiatives like this because we quite simply need to get the word out about the harms of psych drugs (and psychiatric treatments in general) and we need change whether it be in Australia or anywhere else. It may take some time to change attitudes but I don't think they can ignore people like us forever. Unfortunately, the victims of the biological model of psychiatry are going to continue to grow. 

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powerback

Your more than welcome good on you Vanora for trying to make a difference .thanks .

PB

 

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nz11

I'm having trouble opening this petition to sign it ...maybe its closed already if so apologies for my slackness.

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Vanora

Sorry about that nz but I don't know much about this petition. I'll make some enquiries and get back to you.

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Vanora

Apparently this petition is still open nz but the link no longer appears to work, others have reported similar problems. I wish I could do something to rectify the issue but I can't, sorry about that. I will get back to you if I hear anything further on the progress of the petition but that's the best I can do at the present time.

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nz11

maybe pharma said they would help them out....

Well they are shooting themselves in the foot here by having a petition that cant be accessed. Marvellous!

Hopefully someone can bring this to their attention.

Australia desparately need a lot of responses to this.

 

Maybe someone who lives in aussie can look into this. Ask your local MP whats happening. 

 

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Vanora

I do apologise nz, I feel frustrated I can't do anything to resolve this but being based on the other side of the world, Scotland to be precise, has me at a disadvantage. I'm very much a third party and posted about the petition on behalf of a friend who is herself based in Scotland. We like to lend our support as a campaign group to any drive to highlight the issue of prescribed drug dependence especially re antidepressants and benzodiazepines. Our members are mostly from the UK but not exclusively and from time to time we get to hear about international petitions and therein lies the problem. I'm not in direct contact with the original petitioner. If I get any updates on the petition be assured I will pass this on to you.  

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Hopefull

I would love to sign the petition,  but I am unable to access the website. 

:(

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Vanora

I'm sorry about that Hopefull, as I explained to nz I'm not in a position to do anything about that. I've asked a friend to find out more information for me but until then I'm as much in the dark as you are.  🙁 

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Hopefull

No worries,  Vanora.

I will keep an eye on it. 

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