[LINK] Qld parliament receives first petitions via the Net
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Qld parliament receives first petitions via the Net
October 10 2002
The Queensland parliament has received its first petitions lodged via the
E-petitions, as they are known, were launched in August as part of the
government's e-democracy policy.
Three e-petitions have been initiated, so far attracting 118 petitioners.
One petition, which closes on October 18, objects to a proposed
high-voltage powerline being built in the Darling Downs and Lockyer Valley,
west of Brisbane.
A second petition calls for a ban on sea cage aquaculture in Moreton Bay
and another seeks laws to introduce a refundable deposit for recycled cans
Queensland Premier Peter Beattie said the e-petitioning system created
another avenue by which the public could raise issues directly with the
"It's an exciting development in terms of the increased ability people will
have to communicate with government and their potential to have an impact
on government decision-making processes," Mr Beattie said.
Mr Beattie said the e-petitions would not replace paper petitions.
The petition texts can be viewed and electronically signed here
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