11 February 2017
Petition to the Australian House of Representatives on the maritime border with East Timor
The NSW Timor Sea Justice Forum has initiated a formal paper petition to the House of Representatives. (see links at foot of post)
A group has formed as the NSW Petition Group for organisation purposes. Thanks to the 12 people who agreed to do this. A good, strong, workable group.
It is intended to be printed on one sheet, back and front. The back shows a map and describes the issue as simply as possible. Download it here.
The petition as it stands can’t be signed online, but must be printed and then signed, with the paper itself being returned/posted to me.
However, it will go online in June on the Petitions Committee website, but can only be there for four weeks.
The timing is such that the online signatures can then be combined with the paper ones and will be presented together. That was the advice I received.
There will be plenty of notice about this.
As a paper petition, this is designed to pick up some of those who do not, will not, or cannot access online petitions.
There is no age limit on who can sign, and addresses are not required.
You are encouraged to send it out widely.
The Parliamentary Petitions Committee has given advice about this petition. Here is the link to the Committee if you would like more information.
You can also sign the statement to the Foreign Minister on the Timor Sea Justice Campaign website in Melbourne too, as well as this formal Petition to the House.
Thanks to Sr. Susan Connelly