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The collection, storage and use of personal information provided in the e-petitioning process in Victoria is governed by Standing Orders approved by the Legislative Council.
For a Principal Petitioner, the Legislative Council require that the person’s full name and e-mail address is provided and it will published on the website against the e-petition. Parliament has no control of who will use this email address or how it will be used. The personal details of people who join (or “sign”) e-petitions will not be published on the website.
The Standing Orders require people who join an e-petition to provide their name and Victorian residential address. Prior to tabling, access to this information is restricted parliamentary officers for the purpose of administering the e-petition or operating the e-petition service.
Copies of all tabled petitions, both paper and e-petitions, can be provided on request to the Legislative Council Table Office. A tabled petition, including paper and e-petitions, will contain the name and full address of all people who have signed the petition.
Principal Petitioners may be contacted by Parliament to provide feedback on the e-petitions process.
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The information collected will only be used for the purposes of operating, maintaining and improving the e-petitions or other Parliamentary electronic services or as otherwise required by law.
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Term 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 The personal details of those who join e-petitions will not be published in any form on the website.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 Parliament’s 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.
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To join an e-petition your browser must have location services enabled. Users may have to approve a pop-up to enable location services.