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Standing Committee on Petitions

Role of the Committee

The Standing Committee on Petitions is established under Standing Order 220 by the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Australia.

The role of the Standing Committee on Petitions is to receive and process petitions, and to inquire into and report to the House on any matter relating to petitions and the petitions system.

The Committee does not make recommendations on, or implement, any actions requested in petitions.

If a petition is deemed to have met relevant Standing Order requirements by the Committee, it will be presented to the House and referred to the relevant Government Minister for response.

If you would like to start a petition, it is strongly recommended that you either contact the petitions enquiry line on 02 6277 2152 or send a draft of your petition via email for advice, before collecting signatures.

Petitions Committee Reports—45th Parliament

1. Monday, 10 October 2016 PDF format
2. Monday, 17 October 2016 PDF format
Corrigenda, Monday, 17 October 2016 PDF format
3. Monday, 7 November 2016 PDF format
4. Monday, 21 November 2016 PDF format
5. Monday, 28 November 2016 PDF format
6. Monday, 13 February 2017 PDF format
7. Monday, 27 February 2017 PDF format
8. Monday, 20 March 2017 PDF format
9. Monday, 27 March 2017 PDF format

Current Inquiries

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Standing Committee on Petitions
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2152
Fax: +61 2 6277 4627