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The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

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The Honourable Greg Piper MP was elected Speaker of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly on 9 May 2023.

He was first elected as an Independent to the NSW Parliament as the Member for Lake Macquarie in 2007, and was re-elected in 2011, 2015, 2019 and again in 2023.

Greg was a psychiatric nurse when his interest in the natural environment first brought him to public office back in 1991. That year he was elected as an Independent councillor to Lake Macquarie City Council, and he later served as Mayor from 2004 to 2012.

Greg served as Temporary Speaker in the NSW Parliament between 2019 and 2022, and as Assistant Speaker between 2022 and 2023.

Notably, he was a member of the Public Accounts Committee between 2015 and 2023, serving as Chair between 2019 and 2023. It was during his time as Chair that he also led the passage of significant legislation which reshaped and reformed the powers of the NSW Audit Office.

Watch the Hon. Greg Piper deliver his first speech as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly: