Resources and Publications

Second Reading: Parliamentary Government in Western Australia by Harry C.J. Phillips

(Revised Internet Edition-subject to periodic revision) NB This is a large PDF file and may take some time to download

This practical teaching resource contains information about the history, structure and function of Parliament and Government in Western Australia. The material and accompanying exercises are relevant to upper primary and lower secondary students addressing the “Active Citizenship” Outcome of the Society and Environment Learning Area.

How Parliament Works

Brochures

Brochures about your Parliament are available (*PDF version - printed brochures on request):

Parliamentary Digest

This publication provides a synopsis of activities of both Houses for a particular session of Parliament, including the bills considered by the Houses and reports presented by Parliamentary Committees.

Publications

There are a number of publications produced by the Parliamentary History Advisory Committee and the Parliamentary Education Office.

Those marked with * are available gratis from the Parliamentary Education Office.

All others are available for purchase from the Parliamentary Reception Desk, Parliament House, Harvest Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9222 7222

  • A Citizen’s Guide to the Western Australian Parliament - Harry Phillips, 2010
  • House to House: The Story of Western Australia’s Government and Parliament Houses over 175 years - Phillip Pendal and David Black, 2004
  • Speakers and Presidents of the Western Australian Parliament - Harry Phillips, 2004
  • An Index to Parliamentary Candidates in Western Australian Elections 1890-1989 - David Black, 1989
  • Supplement to an Index to Parliamentary Candidates in Western Australia 1990-1995 - David Black, 1995
  • Election Statistics: Legislative Assembly of Western Australia 1890-1996 - David Black (assisted by Valerie Prescott), 1997
  • Legislative Council of Western Australia. Membership Register, Electoral Law and Statistics 1890-1989 - David Black, (revised 1991)
  • Legislative Council of Western Australia. Elections and Electoral Law 1867-1890. David Black and Brian de Garis, 1992
  • Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Volume One 1870-1930, David Black and Geoffrey Bolton, 1990 (revised and updated 2001)
  • Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia Volume Two 1930-2010 – David Black and Geoffrey Bolton, 2010
  • The Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook, Twenty-second edition, edited by David Black, 2009 (revised)
  • The House on the Hill: A History of the Parliament of Western Australia 1832-1990 - David Black (editor), 1991
  • Making a Difference: Women in the Western Australian Parliament 1921-1999 - David Black and Harry Phillips, 2000
  • Parliament: Mirror of the People? Members of the Parliament of Western Australia 1890-2007, Phillip Pendal, David Black and Harry Phillips, 2007
  • Puzzle out Parliament: Understanding the Parliament of Western Australia, DVD, 2009
  • *Parliament of Western Australia: Structure and Function
  • *Notes on the Parliament in Western Australia: Student Resource Book