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Department of the Senate
House of Representatives
Department of the Parliamentary Library
Department of the Parliamentary Reporting Staff
Joint House Department
Parliamentary Service Legislation
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There are five Parliamentary Departments each of which provide support for the working of Parliament.

  • The Department of the Senate provides the Senate, its committees, the President of the Senate and Senators with a broad range of advisory and support services related to the exercise of the legislative power of the Commonwealth.

  • The Department of the House of Representatives provides services to support the efficient conduct of the House of Representatives, its committees and certain joint committees as well as a range of services and facilities for Members in Parliament House.

  • The Department of the Parliamentary Library supports the parliamentary process by providing Senators and Members with quality information services, analysis and advice.

  • The Department of the Parliamentary Reporting Staff is the central communications agency for the Parliament, providing transcription, information technology, communications and broadcasting services in Parliament House. The department produces print and electronic transcripts and radio and television coverage of proceedings of both chambers and parliamentary committees, and installs and maintains the Parliament's networked computer and telecommunications services. 

  • The Joint House Department provides a range of building management services and facilities for members of both chambers, for parliamentary departments, and other users of the Parliamentary buildings and grounds.

  • Parliamentary Service Legislation and Publications contains the Parliamentary Service legal framework and other Parliamentary Service publications.

  • Each department advertises employment opportunities on the site.