Functions and powers of the committee
On 26 November 2014, the Legislative Assembly agreed to the following resolution -
The Legislative Assembly requested that the Legislative Council agree to a similar resolution.
On 2 December 2014, the Legislative Council agreed to the Assembly's resolution and the Committee was thereby established.
1. That a Joint Select Committee of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council be established to consider and report on the appropriate wording to recognise Aboriginal people in the constitution of Western Australia.
2. That the Joint Select Committee consist of seven members:
(a) three will be members of the Council; and
and of those seven members:
(b) four will be members of the Assembly.
(a) two will be members of the Liberal Party;
(b) two will be members of the National Party;
(c) three will be members of the Australian Labor Party.
3. The Standing Orders of the Legislative Assembly relating to Standing and Select Committees will be followed as far as they can be applied.
4. That the Joint Select Committee report to both Houses by 26 March 2015.