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Queensland Upper House

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Ben Callcott
12-14 Mosman Street

Total Signatures - 363

Sponsoring Member: Aidan McLindon MP

Posting Date: 27/07/2011

Closing Date: 26/10/2011

Tabled Date: 27/10/2011

Responded By: Hon Anna Bligh MP on 28/11/2011

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that Queensland is the only State in Australia with one house since the abolition of the Legislative Council in 1922.  We believe the Upper House is a critical and necessary board of review for effective and representative government.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to hold a referendum in accordance with the Queensland Constitution to re-introduce an Upper House to be known as the Peoples House.  The Peoples House would consist of the 45 mayors from Queensland's most populated local councils.