Parliament of Western Australia
|Parliament of Western Australia|
|Founded||7 February 1832|
Since 6 February 1952
Since 20 October 2014
Legislative Assembly political groups
Nationals WA (7)
Legislative Council political groups
Shooters and Fishers (2)
Last general election
|9 March 2013|
Next general election
Perth, Western Australia,
The Parliament of Western Australia is the legislature of the Australian state of Western Australia, forming the legislative branch of the Government of Western Australia. The parliament consists of a lower house, the Legislative Assembly, an upper house, the Legislative Council and the Queen, represented by the state governor. Both houses sit at Parliament House, located in Perth, the state's capital.
The party or coalition commanding the support of a majority of the members of the Legislative Assembly is invited by the governor to form a government. The head of government holds the office of 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.
- "Legislative Assembly" (pdf). About Parliament. Parliament of Western Australia. p. 7.1. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
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