A number of groups run petitions where people can register their support - or opposition - to a particular proposal. Sometimes it is directed at proposed legislation, at other times it addresses matters of concern in the community. When a petition is co-ordinated by an MP they can use the numbers to show that the community doesn't support proposed legislation and that can help them in their opposition to legislation.
Please sign the petitions below!
One of our reservations about petitions is that people might think ALL they need to do is sign the petition. However it is vitally important that we do other things such as contact our MPs directly or contact the governments about our concerns.
Retain the Definition of Marriage Petition
The National Marriage Day Committee has organised a petition that seeks to protect marriage as being between a man and a woman.
- If you live in an electorate where someone is already co-ordinating the petition, you post the petition forms to them and they'll deliver them to the local MP.
The deadline for the petition is November 9 - please ACT NOW!
Queensland - abortion
MP Liz Cunningham is organising a petition to oppose the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland.
Sign the petition - which is posted on the Queensland Parliament website by clicking here.
A pdf version of the petition has also been prepared:
Victoria - Religious Exceptions
This petition is concerned with the current threat to religious exceptions in Victoria's Equal Opportunity Act. With Rob Hulls making a statement on the exceptions recently, it is vital that we affirm the right of faith-based schools to be able to employ ALL staff (not just those teaching 'religion') in accordance with their beliefs.
MP Inga Peulich has posted a petition on her website highlighting these objections - she is presenting petitions to the Parliament as they arrive. Please do this as soon as possible!
Please download the petition from her website - click here.
NSW - Decriminalisation of abortion
The Rev Hon Fred Nile MLC, Leader of the Christian Democratic Party, is co-ordinating a petition to ask the NSW parliament not to decriminalise abortion.