Staff

Officers of the Legislative Council

The Clerk

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The Clerk, Andrew Young, is the head of the Department. His responsibilities include:

  • Management and administrative oversight of the Legislative Council.
  • Providing policy, procedural and management advice to the President and Members of the Legislative Council.
  • Maintaining an accurate record of the decisions and proceedings of the Legislative Council.
  • Ensuring that the passage of legislation is in accordance with legislative and procedural requirements.
  • Acting as a member of the Parliamentary Executive Group.
  • Oversight of projects and special events.
  • Acting as the Honorary Assistant Secretary to the Victoria Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.


Phone:
(03) 9651 8670
Fax: (03) 9651 8973
Email: andrew.young@parliament.vic.gov.au

The Deputy Clerk

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The Deputy Clerk, Anne Sargent, is the deputy head of the Department. Her responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Clerk in the day to day management of the Department.
  • Assisting the Clerk in providing policy, procedural and management advice to the President and Members of the Council.
  • Maintaining an accurate record of the decisions and proceedings of the Legislative Council.
  • Maintaining the Register of Members' Interests on behalf of the Clerk of the Parliaments.
  • Assisting the Clerk with the management of projects and special events.
  • Management of the Departmental staffing and finances.


Phone:
(03) 9651 8671
Fax: (03) 9651 8973
Email: anne.sargent@parliament.vic.gov.au

The Assistant Clerk - Procedure and Usher of the Black Rod

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The Assistant Clerk - Procedure and Usher of the Black Rod is Richard Willis. His responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the Table Office, which provides procedural, research, writing and managerial support to the Legislative Council, the President and senior officers of the Department.
  • Assisting the Clerk in providing policy, procedural and management advice to the President and Members of the Council.
  • Supervising the Parliamentary Attendants and cleaning staff.
  • Supervising the editing and production of the Notice paper and Unanswered Questions on Notice booklet, jointly with the Assistant Clerk – Committees.
  • Co-ordinating ceremonial events.


Phone:
(03) 9651 8696
Fax: (03) 9650 5253
Email: richard.willis@parliament.vic.gov.au

The Assistant Clerk - Committees

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The Assistant Clerk – Committees assists the Clerk and Deputy Clerk. Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Clerk in providing policy, procedural and management advice to the President and Members of the Council.
  • Supervising the editing and production of the Notice Paper and Unanswered Questions on Notice booklet, jointly with the Assistant Clerk – Procedure and Usher of the Black Rod.
  • Recording the Minutes of the Legislative Council in Committee of the Whole.
  • Acting as Secretary to the Legislative Council's Legislation Standing Orders and Privileges Committees.

The Assistant Clerk – Committees also has responsibilities in relation to the Parliamentary Committees. These include:

  • Supervising the Joint Parliamentary Committees for which the Department is administratively responsible.
  • Overseeing the operations of the committees on behalf of the President.
  • Provision of accurate and timely advice to the Committees in relation to staffing, financial resources, analysis of evidence and presentations of reports to Parliament.


Phone:
(03) 9651 8672
Fax: (03) 9650 5253 
Email: keir.delaney@parliament.vic.gov.au

The Chamber Support Office

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The Chamber Support Office provides extensive administrative support to Members, departments and the public during sitting and non-sitting periods, with a particular focus on answering queries and providing accurate information relating to the functions of the Legislative Council.

The Chamber Support Office can help you —

  • Find your local Members.
  • Access copies of bills.
  • Create, sign and table petitions and e-petitions.
  • Locate tabled reports, including parliamentary committee reports, government agency annual reports and reports from independent officers such as the Ombudsman and Auditor-General.


The Manager, Chamber Support, Joel Hallinan, is responsible for overseeing the —
 

  • Production, printing and distribution of documents relating to the sittings of the Legislative Council.
  • Preparation of motions and amendments for the Legislative Council.
  • Processing of reports and official documents submitted for tabling.

Phone:
(03) 9651 8678
Email: council@parliament.vic.gov.au

The Attendants

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The Attendant group is generally responsible for the daily cleaning and maintenance of offices, meeting rooms and other areas of the Council precincts, the provision of security and enquiry services and a daily courier service within and outside the building.

The Principal Attendant, Greg Mills, is responsible for:  

  • Supervison of attendant staff.
  • Management of stores.
  • Chamber support.


Phone:
(03) 9651 8990
Fax: (03) 9650 5253
Email: greg.mills@parliament.vic.gov.au