Imposing religious observances in parliament, cities and councils

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Tony Magrathea
62B Cooroora Street
Total Signatures - 466
Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament
Posting Date: 3/12/2020
Closing Date: 25/1/2021
Tabled Date: 23/2/2021
Responded By: Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP on 25/3/2021
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that the Queensland Parliament, Brisbane City Council, Redlands Shire Council and many other cities and councils impose religious observances at the start of business. This is in breach of section 116 of the Australian Constitution. That constitution has precedence over all state and local government authorities.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to order the cessation of religious observances in parliament and city and regional council meetings.