March 2017 State Election Looms As Parliament Is Prorogued

March 2017 State Election Looms As Parliament Is Prorogued

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett

Western Australian Parliament Prorogued

Victor P Taffa

  • 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,
  • Kalgoorlie MLA Wendy Duncan,
  • Issue of Writs for State Election is on 1 February 2017.