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Research Symposium

07 August 2023
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To increase research focused on the Parliament of Western Australia in historical and contemporary terms, the Parliament of Western Australia recently hosted a research symposium in July centred around democracy and representation. Students, practitioners and academics were invited to speak, resulting in a diverse range of interesting and engaging presentations. The symposium was held in the beautifully ornate and historically significant Legislative Assembly chamber, a highlight noted by many of the presenters.

The thought-provoking presentations inspired the fruitful exchange of ideas, prompted thoughtful discussions and provided a forum for reflections. The Hon Alanna Clohesy MLC opened the research symposium, with the Hon Michelle Roberts MLA closing the symposium by thanking the participants for actively engaging and encouraged them to ‘carry forward the knowledge and insights to share with others, to help build a stronger, more inclusive and prosperous Western Australia’.

The symposium was organised by the Parliamentary History Advisory Committee (PHAC) and the Centre for Public Value UWA.

To learn more about our Parliamentary History Advisory Committee (PHAC):