House of Representatives Committees
Standing Committee on Petitions
Committee establishment, role and history
The standing committee is appointed 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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