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Get involved

Parliament’s decisions affect all Western Australians. Parliament actively encourages community participation in parliamentary decision-making, and these are the ways you can get involved.

Member standing and smiling in the members corridor at Parliament House

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Have your say about the things that are important to you.

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What Parliament does

Parliament makes laws, allocates and scrutinises government expenditure and debates issues of importance to the community.
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Petitions allow community members to request the Parliament to consider a local or personal grievance.
/WebCMS/WebCMS.nsf/Hand tabling a petition in the Legislative Council alongside the Black Rod

Make a submission

Submissions are an important way that committees gather evidence on an issue.
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Public hearings

Committees speak with government, organisations, experts and community members as part of their investigations.
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Contact a member

Members of Parliament (MPs) are your representatives in Parliament.
/WebCMS/WebCMS.nsf/A member meeting with a constituent in the Visitors’ Lounge at Parliament House

Vote in an election

The right to vote is a key feature of our system of representative democracy.
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Parliamentary Friendship Groups

Established by members of Parliament, these groups raise awareness of an issue or increase liaison with an organisation or group.
/WebCMS/WebCMS.nsf/Members attending a meeting of the Parliamentary Friends of Children Group