House debates

Monday, 7 December 2020


Petitions Committee; Report

10:01 am

Photo of Ken O'DowdKen O'Dowd (Flynn, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I present the 20th report of the Petitions Committee for the 46th Parliament, comprising one petition and 39 ministerial responses to petitions previously presented.

This is my last report presentation for what has been an interesting and challenging year. Despite what we have all been through this year, engagement in petitioning has remained high and the committee has continued to be busy facilitating the petitioning process so that people can have their say on issues that matter to them.

This year:

            We are all looking forward to a new and hopefully prosperous year in 2021 and wish you and our fellow members and citizens the same. The committee expects that petitioning will continue to remain a popular way for people to engage with parliament, and we look forward to our continuing role in supporting and facilitating this important part of our democratic system. I look forward to further updating the House on the work of the committee in the new year.