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Inquiry into the petitioning process

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On Monday 17 September 2007, the House Standing Committee on Procedure tabled its report entitled Making a difference: Petitioning the House of Representatives.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 3 chapters and 5 appendices.

Making a difference: Petitioning the House of Representatives

Preliminary pages (PDF 112KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference and List of Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 87KB)
About petitions

Chapter 2 (PDF 156KB)
Improving responses to petitions

Chapter 3 (PDF 158KB)
Relevant and fair rules

Appendix A (PDF 61KB)
Standing orders

Appendix B (PDF 79KB)
Historical development

Appendix C (PDF 64KB)
Petition requests

Appendix D (PDF 89KB)
Previous inquiries on petitions

Appendix E (PDF 45KB)
Standing order comparisons

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