Petitioning is one of the traditional methods by which members of the public can make formal requests direct to Parliament. A petition is a formal document containing a list of signatures from ACT citizens/residents to Members of the Legislative Assembly seeking the redress of a grievance. Any citizen or group of citizens of the ACT can submit a petition asking for an action to be taken by the Assembly. A petition must address an issue that is related to the jurisdiction of the ACT Assembly and not that of another State or Territory parliament or the Federal Parliament.

There are many rules set out in the standing orders of the Legislative Assembly. To find out more, read through the Petitions factsheet