Agree to the People's Town Hall Debate
  • Petitioned Colin Barnett

This petition was delivered to:

Premier of Western Australia
Colin Barnett

Agree to the People's Town Hall Debate

    1. Petition by

      Democracy for WA

Colin Barnett has quashed the opportunity West Australians would have had to participate in their democracy in the upcoming state election. He has refused a People's Town Hall Debate between himself and Mark McGowan to take place on February 26. The proposed debate was a town hall style, with up to 1,000 regular West Australians participating and asking unscripted questions of both the Premier and the Opposition Leader. It was to be broadcast on WTV and simulcast on 6PR. Without this there will be only an ABC closed debate that is to be attended by selected journalists and technical crews. Nobody from the public has been invited. West Australians want to participate in their democracy! We, the voters of Western Australia, have the right to know the answers to our questions before we vote in the upcoming election. We call on Colin Barnett to accept this second debate and answer many of the questions we have of his government and his leadership.

To:
Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia
Agree to the People's Town Hall Debate

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Yvonne Nota AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because people are not being heard on issues that are important to them like health and climate change. Government needs to be transparent and accountable for decisions. Governments are making decisions without informing the people and many of these decisions directly affect our lives so we should have a say.

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    • Leisha Jack KARRINYUP, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      I can't believe he is so arrogant that this petition is necessary. Buswell did not show at the Sustainable Transport Forum in Freo either (no appology sent).

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    • peter kleinig AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      it just is

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    • Lloyd Venus PERTH, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Transport

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    • patrick turner ROCKINGHAM, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      because we have the right to be heard and both parties need to listen to the public

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