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Legislative Council

Upper House

The Legislative Council is the upper house of the Parliament of Western Australia, and comprises 36 members elected from six multi-member regions by a system of proportional representation.

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Role of the Legislative Council

The Legislative Council, or upper house, has a significant role as a house of review, particularly with respect to legislation.

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Members of the Legislative Council

There are 36 members of the Legislative Council drawn from six electoral regions across the State.

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Committees

Committees undertake detailed investigations into an issue, including taking evidence from experts, agencies and the public.

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