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Corporate structure

Corporate structure

​​​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 head is the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly. The Department's structure consists of the following business units:
    • Office of the Clerk
    • Table and Chamber Services
    • Procedural Research and Protocol
    • Committees
    • Corporate Services

Office of the Clerk

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:
        • 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

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 Protocol

The Procedural Research and Protocol unit provides high level procedural research, knowledge management, training and development, and support for visiting delegations and protocol 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

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.