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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 information 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.

    Sorry this e-Petition status is "Closed". You may not sign the petiton at this time.

    Sign LGBTIQA plus Rights in western Australia

    To the President and Members of the Legislative Council:

    While we welcome the government’s recent announcement regarding the review of the Equal Opportunity Act, we remain deeply concerned that the rights of LGBTIQA+ Western Australians have fallen behind the rights of LGBTIQA+ people in other Australian States.
    This is causing preventable harm and disadvantage to Western Australians.
    We call on the Legislative Council to inform itself of these impacts, and accordingly amend Western Australia’s laws, including by legislating to:
    - In consultation with the LGBTIQA+ community, implement the recommendations of the Law Reform Commission’s review of the Equal Opportunity Act (Project 111) in a timely manner to update anti-discrimination protections for LGBTIQA+ people,
    - Abolish the Gender Reassignment Board and ensure trans and gender diverse people can easily update their birth certificates for legal gender recognition, without the need for surgery or other invasive treatments,
    - Implement comprehensive protections against conversion practices that seek to change or suppress gender identity sexual orientation or gender identity in line with the SOGICE Survivor Statement, including the civil response scheme and support for survivors,
    - Stop deferrable medical interventions on people born with intersex variations without the informed consent of that person, in line with the Darlington Statement,
    - Create equality of surrogacy access for LGBTIQA+ people, particularly men and non-binary people,
    - Ensure whole of government inclusion in laws and policies to address social, economic, and health inequality, with clear accountability to the community.

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

    Sorry this e-Petition status is "Closed". You may not sign the petition at this time.