"How do I start a petition to parliament? How many signatures do we need? What can we do to get this happening?"

Thanks for your question, John. Petitions are a great way to draw attention to a problem and gather support for an idea.  

Petitions are accepted by both the Senate and House of Representatives. They must: 

The Senate accepts paper petitions and electronic petitions that have been printed out. A senator presents the petition to the Senate on behalf of the petitioners. More about Senate petitions can be found on the APH website.

Petitions can be submitted to the House either electronically (through the APH website) or in hardcopy. More about House petitions can be found on the APH website.

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