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Recent Lectures held at the Constitutional Centre of Western Australia

Sir John Forrest Lecture, State of the Federation Address, Professor Lyn Beazley AO FTSE - 27th of July 2016 (DOCX 61 KB)


Edith Cowan & May Holman, Western Australia's Political Groundbreakers - 4th of May 2016 (PDF 498 KB)


Issues papers published for the Constitutional Forums and People's Conventions 1998:

The Western Australian Constitution (PDF 29 KB)
Federation Issues (PDF 120 KB)
Implications of a Republic for Western Australia (PDF 32 KB)



The following publications are available in hard copy.

Dynamics in Government: A Guide to the Workings of Government in Western Australia.  (electronic version can be accessed from this site)

Changing Constitutions - An overview of both the Western Australian and Commonwealth Constitutions and the way in which they can be changed. (electronic version can be accessed from this site)

Secession - the history of the Western Australian secession movement. (electronic version available under Exhibitions Online).

Proclamation Day - The history of the development of responsible government in Western Australia (electronic version available under Exhibitions Online).


Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.