There have been claims by former residents of abuse, exploitation, poor education and health services.
The Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust started the petition this week.
"I've asked officials to reconsider the report, to review it."
"We cannot allow religious doctrine to be a defence to people who look like they're being exploited."
That call for greater freedom has been met with bullying, according to a human rights advocate.
He says they use fear and a twisted form of religion to control people just like the terrorist organisation.
Two current members spoke to Newshub on Thursday.
The interview was recorded in secret in the bush.
A former Gloriavale member is taking landmark court action against leaders at the West Coast religious commune.