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How to petition the House of Representatives
Dr Dennis Jensen, Chair of the Standing Committee on Petitions, explains the process for petitioning the House of Representatives.
Petitions – Making your views heard
Australians have long had the right to petition Parliament directly, asking for action to be taken on an issue.
In early 2008 the House of Representatives changed standing orders (the rules of the House) relating to the way petitions are dealt with, and a Petitions Committee was established to ensure that all petitions presented to the House are considered and receive a response.
All petitions are examined by the Petitions Committee prior to presentation to ensure that they comply with the standing orders. To make sure your voice is heard, read this advice on the technical requirements of a petition.
Committee Secretariat contact:
Standing Committee on Petitions
PO Box 6021
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: +61 2 6277 2152
Fax: +61 2 6277 4627