- We will elect one of you to represent us and to convey our views to parliament.
The parliament can ignore you and us.
We have the right to petition the parliament.
The parliament can deny the petition – with a simple “no”.
Only the parliament can hold a plebiscite.
It can then deny the result.
Only the parliament can hold a referendum.
It can ignore the result.
Recently people called out for a referendum to alter the constitution.
Our parliament said no. - "Why would I?"
People called out for a plebiscite to ask for a referendum to alter the constitution.
Parliament said no.
Rhetorical: Why do we have a parliament that will not hear and obey the will of the people?
Questions for Candidates:
If a majority of Cowper residents are in favour, are you able to submit a private member's bill to call for a referendum?
If no, why not?
- because I have to ask my party first
- because as your rep I will make those sorts of decisions for you
If yes, will you?'
- yes, if my party will let me