The Department of the Legislative Assembly provides procedural and administrative support services to enable members of the Legislative Assembly to perform their parliamentary duties. The Department is also responsible for the management of 95 Legislative Assembly Members' electorate offices and staff throughout New South Wales.
The Department head is the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly. The Department's structure consists of the following business units:
Office of the Clerk
- Office of the Clerk
- Table and Chamber Services
- Procedural Research and Training
- Corporate Services
The Office of the Clerk has overall management of the Department of the Legislative Assembly, with the responsibility of ensuring that the operations of the House and services provided by the Department are satisfactorily carried out. The Office is also responsible for inter-parliamentary relations, including organising inter-parliamentary activities and ceremonial duties.
The Office of the Clerk also provides executive assistance and advice to the Speaker. The Speaker's role includes:
Table and Chamber Services
- Presiding in the Chamber
- Chair of the Standing Orders and Procedure Committee
- Ministerial head of the Department of the Legislative Assembly
- Joint head of the Parliament
Table and Chamber Services supports the sittings of the House by producing papers and records such as the Votes and Proceedings, the Business Paper and the Questions and Answers Paper.
Table and Chamber Services also provides information for Members and the public about parliamentary procedure and the operations of Parliament, and is responsible for services including, assistance in the Chamber and receiving visitors to the Parliament.
Procedural Research and Training
The Procedural Research and Training unit provides high level procedural research, knowledge management, training and development, and administrative support for the Legislative Assembly.
The work of Committees includes investigating specific issues, oversight of specific bodies and scrutiny of legislation. Staff allocated to Committees provide management direction and procedural, research and administrative support.
Corporate Services manages the records of the Legislative Assembly and provides support services to electorate offices and electorate office staff.
For the relevant contact details for these business units, please visit the Clerk and other officers page