Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

The Honourable Chanston Paech MLA

The Honourable Chanston Paech MLA holds the position of Speaker and is the Presiding Officer of the Legislative Assembly.  Mr Paech was elected Speaker unopposed on 23 June 2020.

As Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Mr Paech has three main roles, which are:

  • a procedural role as the Presiding Officer during sittings of the Legislative Assembly
  • a ceremonial role representing the parliament at official ceremonies, during state visits and receiving official delegations to the Territory including High Commissioners, Ambassadors and Heads of State and
  • an administrative role as a non-cabinet Minister for the Legislative Assembly with responsibility for the parliamentary precinct including Parliament House.  This responsibility includes ensuring Members are supplied with an office, staff, facilities and financial resources so they can conduct the business of an elected member.

Contact Details

Office of the Speaker 
Phone: (08) 8946 1433
Fax: (08) 8981 3284 

Last updated: 23 Jun 2020