In 1986 there were
5, 528 Petitions presented to the House of Representatives, a part of the Parliament of the Commonwealth ('Federal Parliament'),
with an unlisted number of signatures.
By 2000 we were down to
289 Petitions presented to the House of Representatives,
with 1, 411, 278 signatures.
In, 2012, there were a measly
120 Petitions presented to the House of Representatives,
with 241, 587 signatures.
It went up in 2017-2018 it went up to 329 & 317 respectively, and
then in 2019 it was 82 petitions with 68,930 signatures.*
We could ask the questions of 'What The Heck Are We Paying 'Them' For?', or 'What Do 'They' Even Do?' in our complacent Two-Party system... with the Parliament having nearly half the Sitting Weeks in 2012, compared to 1901 (as shown on another page)...
or we can do something about it.
It would seem a fair statement to claim that Our country is being wiped out - culturally, economically, infrastructurally - or we can do something about it. I choose to do both :-)