Department of the Legislative Assembly

We support the work of the Speaker, Legislative Assembly and committees. We also provide community engagement services.

The Speaker looks over the table in the Legislative Assembly, with the mace in the foreground.

Clerk's Office

The Clerk’s Office is responsible for the general management of the Legislative Assembly, including:

  • day-to-day operations of the department, including finance and staffing
  • policy, procedural and corporate requirements of the Legislative Assembly
  • arrangements for visiting delegations.

The Clerk of the Legislative Assembly has an additional role as Clerk of the Parliaments. The Clerk of the Parliaments’ duties involve:

  • presenting bills to the Governor for royal assent
  • maintaining the Members of Parliament Register of Interests
  • coordinating Parliament’s twinning program with Fiji, Tuvalu and Nauru.

The Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Bridget Noonan, is the permanent head of the department. The Deputy Clerk is the deputy head.

Procedure Office

The Procedure Office is responsible for: 

  • responding to queries about the Assembly’s activities from members of the media, government departments and the public
  • publication and distribution of house documents
  • tabling of reports and documents
  • administrative and research support for the Chamber and department. 

The Office is managed by Liam Moran. 


Committees Office

The Committees Office is responsible for:

  • the Assembly’s standing and select committees, as well as relevant joint investigatory committees
  • administrative, procedural and research support for committees
  • funding allocation and authorisation of committee spending. 


The Office is managed by Larissa Volpe. 

Serjeant-at-Arms Office

The Serjeant-at-Arms Office is responsible for:

  • approval of functions and events in Parliament House
  • accommodation within Parliament House and the members’ annex
  • former member support
  • media accreditation.  

The Office is managed by Paul Groenewegen, the Assistant Clerk Procedure and Serjeant-at-Arms.  


Tours and Customer Service Unit

The Tours and Customer Service Unit is responsible for:

  • public tours, school tours and online programs
  • visitor registration and management at the Parliament reception desk 
  • Chamber support on sitting days 
  • mail and printing services.

The Unit is managed by Audrey Lin.

Speaker's Office

The Speaker’s Office provides advice and assistance to the Speaker on parliamentary administration, official delegations and ceremonial events.  



Community Engagement and Education Unit

The Community Engagement and Education Unit coordinates the delivery of community engagement activities and is supported by staff from across the parliamentary departments.