The Parliamentary Research Program is coordinated and administered by the Parliamentary Education Office. It is a cooperative arrangement between the Western Australian Parliament and the state universities through which students undertake the research of topics nominated by Members of Parliament.
Students assume the role of a research assistant under the guidance of a Member of Parliament. Further guidance and support throughout the program is provided through the academic supervisor and the staff in the Parliamentary Education Office.
Each program runs during Semester 2 and is organised to suit the different needs of each university.
Students are drawn from third year or higher and may be majoring in any discipline, including politics, law, journalism, conservation and sustainability.
A selection of previous topics: