Make your local voice heard at Albany pop-up parliament

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Camera IconWA Parliament House. Credit: Danella Bevis/The West Australian

A pop-up parliament is heading to Albany next week to empower the community to make their voices heard by their parliamentary representatives.

The WA Parliamentary Education Office will deliver a free workshop to educate the community on how laws are made and how they can get their local issues addressed in Parliament House. They can also take part in a Q&A with MPs.

The office will spend the rest of the week touring the Great Southern hosting 20 pop-up parliaments at local schools to engage 700 students.

Parliamentary education officer Peter Dooley said the team was committed to informing the community about the State parliamentary processes.

“The parliamentary community education workshop is an apolitical, informative and instructive session, where participants will learn how to lodge a petition to Parliament, where to go if they wish to make a submission to a parliamentary committee and how to get their voices heard,” he said.

“They will both entertain and inform over the 90-minute session, and inspire Albany residents to learn more about their State Parliament.

“Similar workshops have been conducted all over regional WA so that community members can have the opportunity to learn how laws are made within State Parliament and how local issues can be addressed through active participation with members of Parliament.”

The free People’s Pop-up Parliament will be held at the City of Albany civic room from 4pm to 5.30pm on August 23.

Register by the end of today via education@parliament.wa.gov.au or 9222 7259.

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