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About Petitions

Petitions are one of the ways that you can make a formal request to the Legislative Assembly about a policy, law, or issue of concern.

Any citizen or group of citizens in the ACT may start a petition, but for it to be considered by the Assembly, it must meet the requirements in the standing orders and relate to issues within the Assembly’s areas of responsibility. Petitions may be paper-based or electronic, with the main difference relating to how the process is started. E-petitions must have a sponsoring MLA before they can be posted on the Assembly’s website for signatures. You can circulate a paper petition for signatures before a sponsoring member is sought.

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