The House and Procedures Division of Parliament Division is a division of the Parliamentary Secretariat which is responsible for the management of parliament's procedures, legal advises and the security of Parliament.

The division is responsible for ensuring that the functioning of Parliament is governed by the laws, rules and practices that form the basis of the Speaker's authority when presiding over debates. These include the Constitution, the Parliament Administration Act, the Standing Orders and Procedural Guidelines.

The division has a legal team responsible for providing legal advice to the Speaker, the Committees, and Members of Parliament.

The division is managed by an Assistant Clerk who reports to the Clerk of Parliament.

What are the responsibilities of the Assistant Clerk House and Procedures?

  • Supporting the Clerk to provide Clerk-at-Table support services to the Speaker of House
  • Providing advice and assistance to Members and others on Parliamentary practice and procedure
  • Supporting the Assistant Clerk (Committee Services) to provide services to parliamentary Committees and/or inquiries of the House
  • Developing relevant guidance notes, manuals and handbooks for use by the Speaker and House and collating Speaker's precedents
  • Prioritizing activities to develop and grow the Division, noting that the Division has very limited staff and resources
  • Maintaining the security of Parliament and Members of Parliament





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