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Current e-Petitions for the Legislative Council

e-Petitions Conditions of Use

The petitions process is governed by the Temporary Orders adopted by the Legislative Council of Western Australia. These Temporary Orders enable the Parliament of Western Australia to accept electronic petitioning (“e-Petitions”).

By electing to join an e-Petition, you acknowledge that you meet the conditions detailed below.

  1. You meet the eligibility requirement specified for the e-Petition. This means that you fall into one of the three broad groups of petitioners:
    1. West Australian residents;
    2. West Australian citizens; or
    3. West Australian electors in a nominated electorate.
      The eligibility requirement for each e-Petition is identified on the web site.
  2. You have not already joined the e-Petition.
  • The name, address and email address details provided are your true details.
    Otherwise, you are entering the name, address and email address details of someone else because they are physically incapable of entering their details and:
  • have given you express permission to act on their behalf to record their details for the purposes of joining the e-Petition (provided that the authority to act on their behalf is not revoked at the time of joining the e-Petition); and
  • to the best of your knowledge the details that you enter are true and correct.
  • By electing to join an e-Petition, you acknowledge that your name, address and email address will be published on the physical tabled paper of the e-Petition retained by the Legislative Council. This personal information will not be viewable in any form on the web site, however, the hard copy of the tabled paper of the e-Petition containing this information may be obtained from the Clerk of the Legislative Council.

    Your name, address and email address details will not be added to a mailing list by the Legislative Council. All electronic personal data relating to the posting and joining of an e-petition will be disposed of within six months of the e-petition being printed and presented to the Legislative Council. Further iInformation on the collection and storage of personal information is available in our Privacy Statement

    IMPORTANT: Failing to comply with these Conditions of Use may amount to a contempt of Parliament. Actions that are considered to be in contempt of Parliament include:

    • presenting a forged or falsified document to the House or a committee;
    • submitting a petition containing false, scandalous or groundless allegations; or
    • inducing a person to sign a petition by fraud and misleading the House.

    You could be fined for committing a contempt of Parliament, or even imprisoned if you fail to pay such a fine.


    or

    Sign Local Government Reform

    To the President and Members of the Legislative Council:

    To the President and Members of the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Western Australia in Parliament assembled. On behalf of the West Australian Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc (WARRA)
    We the undersigned are opposed to the process by which the State Government is working to amend the Local Government Act 1995 with a series of proposed reforms. We do not believe that the present Local Government Reforms process upholds the intent of the Local Government Act 1995 of better decision making, greater community participation, greater accountability and more efficient and effective Local Government that is representative of the needs of current and future generations. It is our experience that there has been insufficient effort to properly inform the community of the meaning and implications of these proposed reforms. It is also our experience that Local Government Authorities have not provided their Ratepayers and the wider community with an opportunity to be meaningfully engaged in the reform process. The level (lack) of Community Engagement in the Local Government Reform process only serves to justify our belief that local government is not proving itself to be ‘closest to the community and best able to identify community needs’.
    We therefore ask the Legislative Council to recommend that the Government ensures the current process to amend the Local Government Act 1995 is discarded and a new process is carried out that requires:
    • That the State government provide a comprehensive report on the detail of the proposed reforms, their intended outcomes, and their implications. In addition, this report to include what alternative approaches were considered including the pros and cons of each option and why they were not adopted.
    • The above information is to be clearly conveyed to the wider community by way of all Local Governments delivering community engagement workshops in their districts.
    • All Local Governments are to record the community engagement outcomes and endorse a report (to the Government) on community support, concerns and reform proposals in a measurable manner, relevant to reforming the Local Government Act 1995 for the purpose of informing a Local Government Act Amendment Green Bill
    • The WA State Government tables in Parliament, a Local Government Act Amendment Green Bill for public consultation based on empowering and protecting Local Government Elected Members to perform their constitutional role of representing persons of local government Districts without fear or favour in a workplace that is safe and supportive.
    And your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray.

    And your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray.


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