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Addressing a member of Parliament

Honorific

In the Parliament of Western Australia, the title 'The Honourable' is accorded to the following office holders

  • Premier of Western Australia
  • Deputy Premier and Ministers of the State Government
  • President of the Legislative Council
  • Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
  • Members of the Legislative Council

After a member ceases his or her service in any of the offices above, they may (conditional on the approval of Her Majesty the Queen) retain the use of the title 'The Honourable', subject to their completion of the following periods of service.

  • Premier of Western Australia - one year's service
  • Deputy Premier and Ministers of the State Government - three years' service
  • Speaker of the Legislative Assembly - three years' service
  • President of the Legislative Council - three years' service
  • Members of the Legislative Council - 10 years' continuous service

Standard modes of address

Premier

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Salutation

Conclusion
The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLA
Premier of Western Australia
[Address]

Dear Premier

Yours faithfully

 


Deputy Premier

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Salutation

Conclusion
The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLA
Deputy Premier of Western Australia
[Address]

Dear Deputy Premier

Yours faithfully

 


Minister (Legislative Assembly)

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Salutation

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The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLA
Minister for .................
[Address]

Dear Minister

Yours faithfully

 


Minister (Legislative Council)

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Conclusion
The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLC
Minister for .................
[Address]

Dear Minister

Yours faithfully

 


President of the Legislative Council

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Salutation

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The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLC
President of the Legislative Council
[Address]

Dear Mr/Madam President

Yours faithfully

 


Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

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Salutation

Conclusion
The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLA
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
[Address]

Dear Mr/Madam Speaker

Yours faithfully

 


Member (Legislative Council)

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Salutation

Conclusion
The Honourable (Dr) John/Jane Citizen MLC
Member for .................
[Address]

Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr Citizen

Yours faithfully

 


Member (Legislative Assembly)

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Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr John/Jane Citizen MLA
Member for .................
[Address]

Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr Citizen

Yours faithfully