#Civil Rights
Senator John Madigan

Senator John Madigan, DLP Ballarat, will submit a motion to the Senate in early February to amend Section 128 of our Constitution to give all voters the right to INITIATE referendums.

By The Will of the People

We ask the House to submit to the electors a referendum to change Section 128 of the Australian Constitution to allow Electors as well as the House the power to initiate referenda to change the Constitution.

The amendment we seek could be worded as follows:
Any elector or group of electors eligible to vote for the election of the House of Representatives may initiate a proposal to change this Constitution by submitting a Petition to the Governor General. The Petition shall include the proposed alteration of this Constitution.

On receipt of such a Petition signed by not less than one per cent of the electors qualified to vote for the election of the House of Representatives, the Governor-General shall within three months submit the proposal to the people of Australia to vote on at a referendum.

The Citizen Initiated Referenda petition to Senator John Madigan was written by John Lowry and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition.