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Parliamentary sittings including virtual sittings to continue during pandemic

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Professor Charles Sampford
8 Lindsay Street

Total Signatures - 846

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 8/04/2020

Closing Date: 8/05/2020

Tabled Date: 19/05/2020

Responded By: Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP on 18/06/2020

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

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House to their concerns at the risks of the integrity of Australian democracy and accountability for the exercise of executive powers and spending of public money if the parliament continues to meet infrequently, for brief sittings.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to resume sittings of not less than Parliament's customary annual sittings patterns, and that virtual sittings be introduced to enable sittings with reduced risks to Members and staff of exposure to COVID-19, virtual sittings to be broadcast or live-streamed.