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Inquiry into Electronic Petitioning

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On Monday, 16 November 2009, the House Standing Committee on Petitions tabled its report on the inquiry into Electronic Petitioning entitled Electronic petitioning to the House of Representatives.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 7 chapters, and 4 appendices.

Electronic petitioning to the House of Representatives

Preliminary pages (PDF 248KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, List of Recommendations, and Executive summary

Chapter 1 (PDF 222KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 233KB)
Models of electronic petitioning

Chapter 3 (PDF 243KB)
Changes required to the practices and procedures of the House

Chapter 4 (PDF 212KB)
Privacy and security concerns

Chapter 5 (PDF 192KB)
Financial and resource implications

Chapter 6 (PDF 224KB)
The experience of other jurisdictions

Chapter 7 (PDF 227KB)
Conclusion and recommendations

Appendix A (PDF 244KB)
Petitions 1973-2009

Appendix B (PDF 137KB)
Proposed electronic petitions work-flow

Appendix C (PDF 133KB)

Appendix D (PDF 156KB)
Witnesses at public hearings

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