Formal petition rejection email From Banyule City Council
"Thank you for your recently submitted petition requesting that Council pass a motion in support of Palestine.
As per Governance Rules Chapter 3 Division 15 Rule 69 Sub Rule 14(e) the petition relates to matters outside the powers of Council, and as such will not be tabled at the next Council Meeting on 26 February 2024. You can obtain a copy of the relevant Governance Rules on our website here and the specific section relating to petitions is outlined on page 34-36
I understand that the Mayor Councillor Tom Melican along with the Chief Executive Officer Allison Beckwith met with your colleagues and other representatives as an opportunity to acknowledge and discuss the petition and provided rationale as to why Council will not table the petition, which I understand you were unable to attend but are aware of the outcomes.
This email is a formal acknowledgement and explanation as to why the petition has been disallowed."