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The undemocratic process for demerger in Queensland

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Susan Johnson
384 Amosfield Road

Total Signatures - 160

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 20/05/2013

Closing Date: 25/10/2013

Tabled Date: 29/10/2013

Responded By: Hon David Crisafulli MP on 25/11/2013

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the injustices of the undemocratic forced local government amalgamations of the Queensland government in 2007, the flawed undemocratic process for de-merger by the LNP government in 2012 and the inherent denial of natural justice for the people.


Your petitioners therefore request the House to enable all residents of Queensland affected by the said forced amalgamations of local governments to exercise their democratic right to be heard and facilitate a referendum that enables communities to return to natural boundaries, or create new boundaries, or adopt other means to recognise local authority based on community of interest and reflect commonly held beliefs about community and identity, local amenity and service, re-empowering communities.