To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:
The petition of the undersigned shows:
Zed Seselja is once again standing in the way of restoring the ACT Legislative Assembly’s right to make laws for its own citizens.
This time, it’s worse.
He is deliberately blocking one of his own Coalition colleagues from including the ACT in a private senators’ bill to restore territory rights, saying he’s “not keen” to progress the issue here.
It’s been 24 years since the Federal Parliament voted to make Canberrans and NT residents second class citizens.
Now, it’s time to send Zed Seselja a clear message.
Even the Canberra Liberals in the Legislative Assembly have given their public support to overturning this undemocratic federal law, but Zed stubbornly refuses to stand with them.
I, along with my ACT Federal Labor colleagues, want you to have the same rights as every other Australian, regardless of the postcode you live in.
It isn’t fair that someone who lives in Queanbeyan should have more democratic rights than someone who lives five minutes away in Kingston.
Please join with me and sign this petition to end the ongoing discrimination against citizens of the ACT.
Your petitioners ask that the Senate:
Calls on Zed Seselja to end the ongoing discrimination against citizens of the ACT and restore the ACT Legislative Assembly’s right to make laws for its own citizens.