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Information on paper petitions

The paper petitions process is essentially the same petitions process that has been operating in Queensland for over 140 years.  It involves a paper petition being circulated in the community for signatures and then lodged by a member or the Clerk.

Lodging paper petitions

A petition must be lodged by a Member of the Legislative Assembly or the Clerk of the Parliament. Usually the Speaker does not lodge petitions for presentation to the House.

The Member of Parliament or the Clerk of the Parliament ensures that the petition conforms with the rules. The Member or the Clerk of the Parliament places their signature on the top of the first page of the petition, and indicates the total number of signatures contained in the petition.

If a Member is lodging a petition, it must be lodged with the Clerk at least two hours prior to the sitting of the House in which the petition is to be presented.

Paper petition form