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Current e-Petitions for the Legislative Council

e-Petitions Conditions of Use

The petitions process is governed by the Temporary Orders adopted by the Legislative Council of Western Australia. These Temporary Orders enable the Parliament of Western Australia to accept electronic petitioning (“e-Petitions”).

By electing to join an e-Petition, you acknowledge that you meet the conditions detailed below.

  1. You meet the eligibility requirement specified for the e-Petition. This means that you fall into one of the three broad groups of petitioners:
    1. West Australian residents;
    2. West Australian citizens; or
    3. West Australian electors in a nominated electorate.
      The eligibility requirement for each e-Petition is identified on the web site.
  2. You have not already joined the e-Petition.
  • The name, address and email address details provided are your true details.
    Otherwise, you are entering the name, address and email address details of someone else because they are physically incapable of entering their details and:
  • have given you express permission to act on their behalf to record their details for the purposes of joining the e-Petition (provided that the authority to act on their behalf is not revoked at the time of joining the e-Petition); and
  • to the best of your knowledge the details that you enter are true and correct.
  • By electing to join an e-Petition, you acknowledge that your name, address and email address will be published on the physical tabled paper of the e-Petition retained by the Legislative Council. This personal information will not be viewable in any form on the web site, however, the hard copy of the tabled paper of the e-Petition containing this information may be obtained from the Clerk of the Legislative Council.

    Your name, address and email address details will not be added to a mailing list by the Legislative Council. All electronic personal data relating to the posting and joining of an e-petition will be disposed of within six months of the e-petition being printed and presented to the Legislative Council. Further iInformation on the collection and storage of personal information is available in our Privacy Statement

    IMPORTANT: Failing to comply with these Conditions of Use may amount to a contempt of Parliament. Actions that are considered to be in contempt of Parliament include:

    • presenting a forged or falsified document to the House or a committee;
    • submitting a petition containing false, scandalous or groundless allegations; or
    • inducing a person to sign a petition by fraud and misleading the House.

    You could be fined for committing a contempt of Parliament, or even imprisoned if you fail to pay such a fine.


    Sign Protecting rights of parents and role of faith-based schools

    To the President and Members of the Legislative Council:

    1. Affirm that parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children and governments have an important role to facilitate that parental responsibility.
    2. Support the right of parents to choose what school their child attends.
    3. Recognise:
    a. the important role that faith-based schools play in educating children consistent with the faith and values of their parents; and
    b. that some faith-based schools have been established to serve a particular faith community.
    4. Emphasise that in order for faith-based schools to properly and completely fulfil their role, it is essential they retain the right to:
    a. fill all staffing positions, with staff whose faith and values are consistent with the stated faith and values of the school which have been expressly chosen by the parents of enrolled children; and
    b. require families to be active members of that faith community as a condition of enrolment in the school.
    5. Acknowledge that those who disagree with these essential components of faith-based education are free to send their children to a different school of their choice.
    6. Remind Members of Parliament that Australia is a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which at Article 18(4) protects ‘the liberty of parents … to ensure the religious and moral education of their children’.
    7. Are concerned that some of the content of the Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 fails to properly recognise this right of parents and role of faith-based schools.
    8. Call on the Western Australian Government to respect this right of parents and role of faith-based schools and ensure that any changes to legislation strengthen that right and role and refrain from any watering down of these essential protections.

    And your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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