[LINK] ePetitions, Oz Style?
eric.scheid at ironclad.net.au
Mon Jan 14 14:28:32 EST 2008
>> KEVIN Rudd is to require parliament to formally consider and report on
>> petitions lodged by citizens, ending more than a century in which petitions
>> simply gathered dust on parliamentary shelves. ...
>> And he said the new committee would also investigate whether
>> parliament should accept electronic submissions, which are allowed in the
>> British parliament.
Another thought occurred to me .. do they really, non-rhetorically, have a
century's worth of petitions shelved away somewhere .. because there would
probably be a historian or two interested in that. Which then also raises
the usual question of will we be able to access today's e-petitions in 100
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