To: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition of the citizens of Queensland draws to the attention of the House the conviction of Lex Patrick Wotton on charges relating to the Palm Island riot on the 26th day of November, 2004.
The petitioners believe that Lex Patrick Wotton is innocent and that he should not have been charged with the offences that he has now been convicted of.
Your petitioners therefore request the House to provide immediate public funding for Lex Patrick Wotton to enable him to lodge an appeal of this verdict.
Your petitioners further request that the House implement an immediate Royal Commission into the Death In Custody of Mulrunjie Doomadgee in the Palm Island watch-house on the 19th of November, 2004 and all matters of interest that led to his death and the subsequent events.
Your petitioners further request that all Aboriginal people who were convicted of offences relating to the Palm Island riot, should be immediately pardoned for those offences.
106 Norton Street,
Please affirm the petition by placing you name and email address in the comments section below.
Any words of support you may wish to add is appreciated. The petition will be presented to the speaker of the parliament on Saturday 1 November 2008 after the march from the rally that begins in Queens Park (at corner of George and Elizabeth streets) at 12 noon.