Skip to main content
Home
  • The Legislative Assembly meets on 06/08/2024 (01:00 PM)
    Assembly sit 06/08/2024
  • The Legislative Council meets on 13/08/2024 (01:00 PM)
    Council sit 13/08/2024

WA Parliamentary History

History of Parliamentary Representation

Our system was inherited from the Westminster Parliament.
The 1904 façade of Parliament House showing the federation architecture of the former colonnades

Australian Political Firsts

Achievements by Western Australian members of Parliament.
The gardens fronting the 1904 western side of Parliament House in flower during Spring

Ruby Hutchison

First woman elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council.
Portrait of Ruby Hutchison

Parliament of Western Australia

The constitution and roles of Parliament.
Hansard bound volumes on a shelf in the Parliamentary library

Edith Cowan, OBE

Australia’s first woman member of Parliament.
Parliamentary Fellow, Associate Professor Dr Harry Phillips AM, seated researching in the Parliamentary Library

Parliamentary History Advisory Committee

The committee ensures the collection of the unique history of the Parliament.
Hansard bound volumes on a shelf in the Parliamentary library

Pioneering Women

Biographies on pioneering women in Parliament of Western Australia.
Hansard bound volumes on a shelf in the Parliamentary library