Clerk of the House of Representatives Act 1988

3 Functions of Clerk of the House of Representatives

The functions of the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall be—

(a)

to note all proceedings of the House of Representatives and of any committee of the House:

(b)

to carry out such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred on the Clerk of the House of Representatives by law or by the Standing Orders and practice of the House of Representatives:

(c)

to act as the principal officer of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives and, in that capacity, to manage that office efficiently, effectively, and economically:

(d)

to ensure that the members of the staff of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives carry out their duties (including duties imposed on them by law or by the Standing Orders or practice of the House of Representatives) and maintain—

(i)

proper standards of integrity and conduct; and

(ii)

concern for the public interest:

(e)

to be responsible, under the direction of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, for the official report of the proceedings of the House of Representatives and its committees.

Section 3(e): added, on 1 February 1992, by section 10 of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 146).