It's now even easier to have your say to the Parliament, with the House of Representatives adopting electronic petitioning.
Members of the public can now visit aph.gov.au/petitions to submit electronic petitions for consideration by the House of Representatives. The House Standing Committee on Petitions will begin consideration of submitted e-petitions and paper petitions which will subsequently be available on the website in coming weeks.
Speaking in the House of Representatives to announce the new e-petitions system, the Hon. Tony Smith, MP, Speaker of the House, said that the new development "will update the petitions system and make it easier for members of the public to petition the House”.
The right to petition Federal Parliament has been one of the rights of citizens since Federation, and it is the only way an individual can directly place their grievances before Parliament. Petitions may be received by the House on individual or public grievances provided they relate to matters on which the House has the power to act. Hundreds of petitions are received by the House every year on a variety of matters.
More information and answers to frequently-asked-questions regarding the submission of electronic petitions can be found here.