Department of the Legislative Assembly

Structure

The Department is comprised of:

House Division
Office of the Clerk
Procedural Support and Security
Finance Services

Committees and Education Division
Committee Office
Parliamentary Education Services

Members and Corporate Support Division
Business Services
Building and Property Management

Office of the Speaker
The Speaker is the head of the Parliament and has responsibility for Parliament House.

The Speaker may make rules to give effect to the Remuneration Tribunal Determination which sets out terms and conditions for Members and entitlements.

Section 3 of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act makes the Speaker the Commissioner for Public Employment in respect of officers employed by the Legislative Assembly.

Ceremonial and hospitality functions of the Parliament and inter-parliamentary liaison are administered by the Office of the Speaker.

Contact:
Ms Martine Smith
Office of the Speaker
Telephone: (08) 8946 1433
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House Division

Office of the Clerk
The Clerk is the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of the Legislative Assembly.

The Office of the Clerk provides advice to the Speaker and Members on administrative and procedural matters.

In addition the office is responsible for:

  • staff at the Table during Assembly meetings
  • drafting documents for Members as required
  • producing the Notice Paper
  • administering the Register of Members' Interests (Clerk is Registrar)
  • receipt and collation of Matters of Public Importance and Petitions to be tabled
  • advice on Members entitlements
  • financial management and Members’ travel.

Contact:
Mr Michael Tatham
Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
Telephone: (08) 8946 1450
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Procedural Support and Security

The Procedural Support and Security includes:

Chamber Services
Provides support for the Legislative Assembly on meeting days:

  • receipt and processing of Written Questions and Answers, Petitions, Bills, Bill amendments and procedural motions
  • administering tabled papers
  • production of Minutes of Proceedings
  • procedural notes for conduct of business during Consideration in Detail
  • administrative support for passage and assent of Bills
  • in the Chamber, distribute papers and provide Members with routine administrative and procedural assistance.

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Hansard Services

Is responsible for the production and editing of the:

  • Daily Hansard and Parliamentary Record
  • Estimates Committee transcripts
  • other transcripts as required
  • indexing of Debates and Questions.

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Security Services
Coordinates and manages the security activities of the agency including:

  • security at Parliament House
  • emergency management and cyclone procedure coordination
  • provision of security advice to Parliament House building occupants and  electorate offices
  • provision of security education and awareness training
  • work health and safety matters.

Contact:
Mr Sean O'Connor
Clerk Assistant Chamber and Serjeant at Arms
Telephone: (08) 8946  1430
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Finance
Provides advice and management of the Department's finance and budget, legislative and regulatory compliance including management of departmental accounting policies, standards and processes.

Contact:
Mrs Diem Tang
Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (08) 8946 1459
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Committees and Education Division

Committee Office

Provides support to committees, including assistance with draft resolutions, research and report drafting for inquiries and logistical arrangements for meetings.

Contact:
Mr Russell Keith
First Clerk Assistant
Telephone: (08) 8946 1429
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Parliamentary Education Services
Conducts education  sessions and tours for schools, the public and visiting  dignitaries.  It produces promotional material and resources for teaching and learning about parliamentary democracy in the Northern Territory.

Contact:
Mr Craig Muir
Manager of Parliamentary Education Services
Telephone: (08) 8946 1414
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Member and Corporate Support Division

Business Services
Has responsibility for human resources, records management, information technology, office services and procurement advice and support for managers and Members.

Contact:
Ms Jacqui Forrest
Director of Business Services
Telephone: (08) 8946 1451
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Building and Property Management
Has the responsibility for the management of facilities at Parliament House and electorate offices including:

  • information
  • repairs and maintenance, minor and capital works programs
  • leasing
  • asset management
  • contract development and management
  • management of on-site contractors.

Contact:
Ms Melissa Johnson
Director of Building and Property Management  Services
Telephone: (08) 8946 1410
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Last updated: 04 Oct 2018