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The work of the Petitions Committee: 2010-2013 - An established part of the democratic process

24 June 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74366-108-6 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-1-74366-109-3 (HTML version)

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary Pages (PDF 229KB)

Foreword
Membership of the Committee
Committee Secretariat
Terms of reference

 
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 169KB)

Petitioning the House of Representatives
Reinvigoration of the House’s petitioning processes
The establishment of the first House Standing Committee on Petitions
The Petitions Committee of the 43rd Parliament
The inquiry
The report

 
Chapter 2 Role and operations of the Standing Committee on Petitions (PDF 212KB)

Introduction
The Petitions Committee
Operations of the Petitions Committee
Communications by and with the Petitions Committee
Private meetings during sitting weeks
Presentations and announcements by the Committee Chair
Public hearing activities with petitioners and public servants

 
Chapter 3 Effectiveness of the Committee’s formal framework (PDF 195KB)

Introduction
Petition presentation times and machinery changes
Feedback from principal petitioners about the petitioning framework
Future operations of the Petitions Committee
Resourcing implications and committee activities
Parliamentary debate on the subject matter of petitions
Conclusions

 
Appendix A: 43rd Parliament relevant Standing Orders (PDF 167KB)
 
Appendix B: Public hearings and round table meetings (non-inquiry related) (PDF 104KB)
 
Appendix C: Statistics on petitions to the House of Representatives (PDF 164KB)

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