Residents with a burning question for parliament will be able to submit it to their local Member under new changes to Question Time.
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said the Australian House of Representatives will trial a new Constituency Question Time that will give members an opportunity to ask specific questions relating to their electorates, as well as matters raised with them by their constituents.
“From the next sitting week until the end of the year, the Government will trial this new ‘Constituency Question Time’ to run every sitting day as part of Questions Without Notice,” Mr van Manen said.
“If anyone in Forde has a question they would like me to raise with a relevant Minister during the Constituency Question Time, I encourage them to get in touch with my office.”
Mr van Manen said he was pleased the new change would provide another opportunity for him to bring local issues in his electorate to the attention of relevant Ministers.
“Representing this community is my first priority and this new change is a fantastic opportunity to address genuine concerns of my constituents prominently in Parliament.”
To submit a question for consideration during Constituency Question Time, residents in Forde can email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Constituency Question Time.’
Please submit a name and contact number along with your question so you can be notified if it has been selected for Questions Without Notice.