Parliament of Western Australia


Parliament of Western Australia

Infobox Legislature
name = Parliament of Western Australia
coa_pic =
coa_res =
coa-pic =
coa-res =
session_room = Parliament House, Perth, Western Australia.jpg
house_type = Bicameral
houses = Legislative Council
Legislative Assembly
leader1_type = President of the Legislative Council
leader1 = Norman Moore
party1 = Liberal Party
election1 = 18th September, 2008
leader2_type = Speaker of Legislative Assembly
leader2 = Fred Riebeling
party2 = Labor Party
election2 = May 1, 2001
members = 91
34 Councilors
57 Assembly Members
p_groups = "Legislative Council:" Labor Party, Liberal Party, National Party, The Greens WA
"Legislative Assembly:" Labor Party, Liberal Party, National Party, Independents
election3 = 6 September, 2008
meeting_place = Parliament House, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
website = [http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/index.htm www.parliament.wa.gov.au]

The Parliament of Western Australia consists of the Western Australian Legislative Council, the Western Australian Legislative Assembly and the Governor of Western Australia. The Parliament sits at Parliament House in Harvest Terrace, Perth.

For a bill to become law, it must be passed by both the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assesmbly and be assented to by the Governor.

The party or coalition with the most seats in the Legislative Assembly is invited by the Governor to form a government. The head of government is the Premier of Western Australia.

Western Australia first obtained responsible government in 1890, having previously been ruled since 1870 by a Governor and a Legislative Council made up of appointed officials and elected members. The first Premier was John Forrest who held office until 1901.

ee also

*Parliaments of the Australian states and territories

External links

* [http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au Parliament website]


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