Role of the Committee

The standing committee is established under Standing Order 220 by the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Australia.

In summary, 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 was established in the 42nd Parliament.

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About this committee

The Standing Committee on Petitions is appointed under Standing Order 220.

The Committee receives and processes petitions, and inquires into and reports to the House on any matter relating to petitions and the petitions system. After receiving a petition, the Committee will decide if it complies with the Standing Orders.

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
petitions.committee.reps@aph.gov.au