Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Former Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science

    Western Australian Parliament prorogued

    30/01/2017 12:50 PM
    • WA Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council business has ceased for this term of Government 

    On the advice of Premier Colin Barnett, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, has today prorogued State Parliament and dissolved the Legislative Assembly.


    This means that Bills not passed by either House must be reintroduced in the next session.


    Joint standing committees and Legislative Assembly standing committees cease to exist. While Legislative Council standing committees still exist, they may not meet and do business.


    This is the first formality in the constitutional and parliamentary process leading to the 40th general State Election on March 11, 2017.


    Fact File

    • The Premier acknowledged the hard work and contribution of several members who were retiring from State Parliament including Dawesville MLA Kim Hames, Bunbury MLA John Castrilli, Wagin MLA Terry Waldron and Kalgoorlie MLA Wendy Duncan 

    Premier's office - 6552 5000


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