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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
    • House and Procedure
    • Scrutiny and Engagement

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 the management of corporate records, governance and risk as well as 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

House and Procedure

House and Procedure 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. It provides high level procedural research, knowledge management, training and development, and support for visiting delegations and protocol for the Legislative Assembly.

House and Procedure 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.

Scrutiny and Engagement

The work of Scrutiny and Engagement includes community outreach and engagement and Committees. Committees investigate specific issues, oversight of specific bodies and scrutinise legislation. Staff allocated to Committees provide management direction and procedural, research and administrative support.

For the relevant contact details for these business units, please visit the Clerk and other officers page.