Terms and Conditions
If you wish to join or create an e-petition, you will need to accept the following terms and conditions:
The details you enter when signing or creating the e-petition must be true and accurate.
Once an e-petition closes, there is no ability to add or remove signatures from the petition or the tabled document.
All current e-Petitions will be accessible from the Parliament of Victoria website. An e-Petition can be posted on the website for a minimum period of 1 week and a maximum of 6 months. The Principal Petitioner may request the Clerk extend the petition length as long as the total length does not exceed 6 months.
Only the email address of the Principal Petitioner will be made public on the website. The personal details of those who join e-petitions will not be published in any form on the website. The website will only show a tally of the number of signatures collected. Once presented to Parliament, e-petitions become public documents and the details of the e-petition, including the names and addresses of signatories, may be accessed, on request, from the Council Table Office. The Privacy Statement on the website details how your personal information is protected.
As with paper petitions, the Principal Petitioner and signatories are responsible for raising awareness in the community about the availability of the specific e-petition. A guide to assist Principal petitioners promote their e-petitions has been developed by and is available on request from the Clerk. The Parliament of Victoria’s role is only to facilitate the e-petitions process.
It is the Principal Petitioners responsibility to engage a Member of the Legislative Council to table their e-petition in Parliament. There is no obligation on the part of any Member of Parliament to sponsor an e-petition. Neither the Parliament of Victoria nor any Member of Parliament sponsoring an e-petition necessarily endorses the views or information contained in any e-petition posted on the website or tabled in Parliament.
- Last Updated: Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:06