Getting your voice heard in Parliament
If you have an opinion on an issue that affects you, you can make a submission to a select committee, contact a Member of Parliament (MP) or even start a petition.
‘Select Committees’ are the groups of people that iron out all of a bill’s kinks before it becomes law and meet to discuss specific government policy and other topics such as the economy. Select Committees ask for your opinions by ‘calling for submissions’.
A petition is a document addressed to the House of Representatives asking it to act on matters of public policy or law, or to set right a local or even private issue.