Petitions allow members of the public to directly place their issues before the Parliament. A petition helps raise awareness of an issue in the community and lets Members of Parliament know what action the community wants the Parliament to take, but it doesn't compel the Parliament to take action.
Petitions can be presented to either the Legislative Council or Legislative Assembly – you can find help here on how to petition the Legislative Assembly.
How can I petition the Legislative Assembly?
There are two ways to petition the Legislative Assembly: first, online ePetitions; or paper petitions. The process for creating them is slightly different but common principles apply to both.
All petitions must:
Petitions must not:
The full rules and process for ePetitions and paper petitions are contained in the Legislative Assembly's Standing and Sessional Orders.
What happens after a petition is tabled?
For further information about petitions see: