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Petitions on issues in the Foreign Affairs and Trade policy area


Topics: Human Rights | Trade | Other

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Subject Presentation details* No. of signatures Further action
Human Rights

Elections in Burma in 2010 (PDF 76KB)

22 November 2010

236

Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated
5 January 2011, presented 21 February 2011 (PDF 129KB)

Increase overseas aid (PDF 134KB)

22 November 2010

69

Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated
24 December 2010, presented 21 February 2011 (PDF 129KB)

Review of Islamic apostasy laws (PDF 98KB) 21 February 2011 14,694 Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 19 April 2011, presented 23 May 2011 (PDF 140KB)
Call for an immediate end to the persecution of Falun Gong (PDF 115KB)

23 May 2011

22 August 2011

21 November 2011

13 February 2012

 

 

25 June 2012

20 August 2012

17 September 2012

26 November 2012

 

 

11 February 2013

11 February 2013

18 March 2013

6,812

5,251

3,600

5,051

 

 

2,627

4,224

4,894

4,948

 

 

3,822

5,122

2,933

Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 28 July 2011, presented 22 August 2011 (PDF 99KB)

 

 

 

Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 4 September 2012, presented 17 September 2012 (PDF 115KB)

 

Request that the House urge the UN to take action against atrocities in Syria (PDF 90KB) 4 July 2011

22 August 2011
1,108

14
Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 20 July 2011, presented 22 August 2011 (PDF 114KB)
Buddhist Monastics in Bat Nha, Vietnam (PDF 33KB) 22 August 2011 1,560 Response from Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 5 October 2011, presented 31 October 2011 (PDF 200KB)
The plight of child soldiers overseas (PDF 56KB) 31 October 2011 70 Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 16 January 2012, presented 13 February 2012 (PDF 178KB)
The plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka (PDF 75KB)

The Hon. J. Murphy MP,21 March 2012

2,550 Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 21 May 2012, presented 28 May 2012 (PDF 147KB)
Request for increased foreign aid funding by 2015 for water, sanitation and hygiene (PDF 50KB) 28 May 2012 74 Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 26 June 2012, presented 20 August 2012 (PDF 115KB)
Human rights issues in West Papua (PDF 90KB) 25 June 2012 122 Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 27 July 2012, presented 20 August 2012 (PDF 179KB)
Human rights issues in West Papua (PDF 80KB) 25 June 2012 3,383 Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 27 July 2012, presented 20 August 2012 (PDF 179KB)
Trade

Trade sanctions against Burma (PDF 54KB)

22 November 2010

1,596

Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated
5 January 2011, presented 21 February 2012 (PDF 105KB)

End the export of live animals (PDF 45KB)

21 February 2011

Ms. M Parke MP, 2 June 2011

22 August 2011

20

40,650

30,791
Response from Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, dated 19 October 2010, presented 22 November 2010 (PDF 170KB)
(Response to same petition presented in 42nd Parliament)
Requesting sanctions on trade and other activities with Israel (PDF 64KB) 30 May 2011 63 Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 28 July 2011, presented 22 August 2011 (PDF 92KB)
Putting a restriction on the importing of NZ potatoes due to bio-concerns (PDF 70KB) Mr. T Zappia MP, 30 May 2011
4 July 2011
471
517
Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 5 October 2011, presented 31 October 2011 (PDF 128KB)
Opposition to the export of live animals from Australia to the Middle East (PDF 37KB) 22 August 2011 7,661  
Treaty to prevent the mining and export of asbestos worldwide and the promotion of business ethics in our schools and universities (PDF 67KB) 22 August 2011 1 Response from Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, dated 19 December 2011, presented 13 February 2012 (PDF 128KB)
Opposition to live animal export for slaughter overseas (PDF 50KB) 22 August 2011 82  

Suspension of livestock being delivered to Indonesian abattoirs which don't conform to Australian standards (PDF 48KB)

22 August 2011 14  
Requesting an immediate ban on the importation of primates for research purposes (PDF 108KB) Mr. M. Symon MP
23 November 2011
10,364  
Regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement talks (PDF 67KB) Mr. S. P. Jones MP 01 March 2012 3,272 Response from Minister for Trade and Competitiveness, dated 17 April 2012, presented 21 May 2012 (PDF 242KB)
Other
Reform of the Australian Development Scholarships program (PDF 81KB) 21 February 2011 1 Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 20 October 2011, presented 21 November 2011 (PDF 178KB)
Regarding Mr. Julian Assange (PDF 50KB) 21 March 2011 1 Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 23 May 2011, presented 4 July 2011 (PDF 111KB)

Child sex trafficking (PDF 58KB)

Mr. A Bandt MP, 23 March 2011 225,328 Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 16 May 2011, presented 30 May 2011 (PDF 193)

Response from Minister for Justice, dated 25 May 2011, presented 4 July 2011 (PDF 207KB)

Investigations of the Sri Lankan 'Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission' (LLRC) and requesting an increase in Australian economic and humanitarian assistance to Sri Lanka (PDF 88KB)

22 August 2011 1,342 Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 25 October 2011, presented 31 October 2011 (PDF 118KB)
Opposing calls for President Bashar al-Assad of Syria to appear before the International Criminal Court (PDF 87KB) 22 August 2011 2,683 Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 25 October 2011, presented 13 February 2012 (PDF 110KB)
Allegations of genocide against the Republic of Turkey (PDF 73KB) 22 August 2011 6 Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 20 September 2011, presented 31 October 2011 (PDF 96KB)
Requesting the House recognise a Palestinian State (PDF 65KB) 31 October 2011

21 November 2011
1,384

70
Response from Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 20 October 2011, presented 21 November 2011 (PDF 97KB)
The plight of refugees and Australian Immigration laws (PDF 75KB) 13 February 2012 233 Response from Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, dated 26 April 2012, presented 21 May 2012 (PDF 282KB)
Request to reduce overseas aid and stop illegal immigration (PDF 31KB) 17 September 2012 155 Response from Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, dated 7 February 2013, presented 18 March 2013 (PDF 1253KB)

Request to acknowledge the 1984 campaign of violence against the Sikh community in India as genocide (PDF 69KB)

 

Mr. W Entsch MP, 1 November 2012 4,429

 

 

 

Requesting an allocation of 0.5 per cent of Australia's national income to overseas aid by 2015 to assist in preventing childhood malnutrition and associated side effects (PDF 155KB)

11 February 2013 89,789 Response from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 15 March 2013, presented 3 June 2013 (PDF 978KB)
Requesting assistance for an Australian citizen resident at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London (PDF 1269KB) 11 February 2013 17 Response from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 5 April 2013, presented 27 May 2013 (PDF 1.1 MB)
Requesting that Australia supports the recognition of Palestine as a non-member state through the UN Resolution (PDF 89KB) Mr G Perrett MP, 6 February 2013 1,270 Response from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 17 April 2013, presented 27 May 2013 (PDF 1.1MB)
Requesting assistance to confirm the location and welfareof the petitioner's son who was abducted from Australia in 2010 (PDF 576KB) Mrs L Markus MP, 18 March 2013 4,556  
Human Rights conditions and self immolations in Tibet (PDF 529KB) Mr W Entsch MP, 18 March 2013 2,518 Response from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 15 April 2013, presented 27 May 2013 (PDF1.3MB)
Requesting support to safe-guard the Venezuelan democracy (PDF 609KB) 27 May 2013 572 Response from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated 17 June 2013, presented 24 June 2013 (PDF 240KB)

Regarding alleged human rights violations and extrajudicial killings; and freedom of press in Bangladesh (PDF 821KB)

17 June 2013 1,167  
Regarding the introduction of new, and amendment of existing legislation to help identify imported goods made using human trafficking or slavery (PDF 759KB) Ms J. Saffin MP, 19 June 2013 7119  
       
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*Presented in the House of Representatives by the Chair of the Petitions Committee, unless otherwise indicated

See also petitions presented during the 42nd Parliament (February 2008 - July 2010)

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