Friday, January 26, 2007

Parliament moves into the 21st century

One of the things I do here is encourage people to participate in their government by submitting on legislation. It's quite easy to do this - write a letter saying "I support / oppose this bill" and give reasons why - but now Parliament is making it even easier. The Commerce and Justice and Electoral Committees are piloting a new system for making submissions electronically. So now rather than having to print 20 copies of your letter and post them, you will be able to submit simply by filling out an online form and uploading a file.

Unfortunately, there's still no easy way of getting round having to write the submission in the first place - which is the primary reason why I fail to submit.


Excellent... although I wonder how long it is before we see a Maxim Institute bot to auto-submit submissions. Meh, that's democracy.

Posted by Lewis Holden : 1/26/2007 01:07:00 PM