History will be made in NSW when the first woman occupies the toughest role in state parliament - speaker of the Legislative Assembly. We love feedback: help us improve by rating the app and sharing your suggestions at apps@sbs.com.au. Australian Associated Press He or she is the House's representative or spokesman and chairs its meetings. Located Sydney, northern. Electing a Speaker is the first thing that the House does when it meets for the first time after a general election. He is married and has two sons. History will be made in NSW when Premier Barry O'Farrell names a woman to occupy the toughest role in state parliament - speaker of the lower house. The electorate of Casey extends from the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne and into the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. "I think he is the best speaker I have seen in my 16 years in the parliament," Mr O'Farrell said. Each house is directly elected by the people of New South Wales at elections held approximately every four years. The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives is Mr Llew OBrien MP, Member for Wide Bay, Queensland. Advanced Diploma with Merit, Australian Institute of Company Directors. NSW parliamentarians have shouted and traded barbs over a controversial grants issue that has become a lasting headache for Gladys Berejiklian’s government. SBS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia. Please select the editions you would like to sign up to. Speaker Member of the Liberal Party ... LINDFIELD NSW 2070: Postal: The Hon. The Speaker was elected as the Member for the Victorian electorate of Casey at the General Election in 2001. Jonathan Richard O'DEA, BA, LLM, MBA MP, https://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/District-profiles/Davidson, Qualifications, Occupations and Interests, Parliamentary Secretaries in the Assembly, NSW Legislative Assembly Practice, Procedure and Privilege, Mr O'Dea's questions published in the Question & Answer Paper, Mr O'Dea's Notices of Motion given in Parliament, Chair, Standing Orders and Procedure Committee, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and Treasurer, Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Investment, Major Events and Tourism, Parliamentary Secretary for Major Events and Tourism. The Speaker is elected from among the 151 Members of the House and is usually a person of considerable parliamentary experience. First elected speaker in 2007, Pelosi was reelected to the position in 2019. Speaker of the House David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge, District 7) Sworn in on: January 13, 2003 Elected Speaker: January 11, 2010 73rd Speaker of Georgia House of Representatives. ... lower house speaker … Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies, Master of Business Administration. He has also served on numerous parliamentary committees throughout his career and was most recently the Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters in the 44th Parliament. The Hon. Heysen MP Josh Teague was a lawyer before being elected to his Adelaide Hills seat in 2018. If the Speaker is absent the Deputy Speaker becomes the Acting Speaker. "No one wants to stop the robust debate that has seen the NSW parliament labelled the `bear pit', but we also need to ensure we are proud of the way the parliament is run and I have no doubt Shelley will do that.". The current Speaker, first elected in 2015, is the Honourable Tony Smith MP. Follow SBS News to join in the conversation and never miss the latest live updates. "I want the NSW parliament to be run professionally and sensibly and Shelley is the ideal choice for the role," Mr O'Farrell said in a statement on Wednesday. Records of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry, Parliamentary Friendship Groups (non-country), Register of Members' Interests – 46th Parliament, Register of Members’ qualifications – 46th Parliament, Home Page - Mr Llew O'Brien MP, Member for Wide Bay, Queensland, Home Page – Mr Rob Mitchell MP, Member for McEwen, Victoria, House of Representatives chamber and business documents, Getting involved in Parliamentary Committees, Department of the House of Representatives. Shelley Hancock, Liberal MP for South Coast, was nominated by Mr O'Farrell on Tuesday and confirmed on the same day to become the first female speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly by a joint meeting of the coalition. You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. The speaker is normally voted in by the new parliament, but the coalition won a massive majority of seats in the lower house at Saturday's election, making it a formality, a spokesman for Mr O'Farrell said. Explore Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW's photos on Flickr. Represents: Fannin, Gilmer, and part of Dawson County David Ralston is the 73 rd Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, a position he has held since 2010. Download our free app on the App Store or Google Play for the latest headlines and breaking news alerts. "It's a huge honour and without a doubt the highlight of my career," she said in a statement. To ensure the speediest handling of messages, please select the correct address. If both the Speaker and Deputy Speaker are absent the Second Deputy Speaker becomes Acting Speaker. They jointly have responsibility for the provision of services to the Parliament by the Department of Parliamentary Services. Member, Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption. The Deputy Speaker takes the Chair of the Federation Chamber. If the Speaker is absent the Deputy Speaker becomes the Acting Speaker and the Second Deputy Speaker the Acting Deputy Speaker. He was re-elected as Speaker on 30 August 2016 and again on 2 July 2019. In the Lower House… Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says Democrats did not win every battle but did win the war. The Parliament of New South Wales is a bicameral legislature in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), consisting of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly (lower house), and the New South Wales Legislative Council (upper house). Mr O'Farrell praised the work of independent MP Richard Torbay, who was speaker in the former government. Electing a Speaker is the first thing that the House does when it meets for the first time after a general election. The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate together are known as the Parliament’s Presiding Officers. The Speaker also performs a role similar to that of a Minister in relation to a government department, and oversees the administration of the Department of the House of Representatives. Jonathan O'Dea MP PO Box 209 LINDFIELD NSW 2070: P (02) 9880 7400: F (02) 9880 7488: E: davidson@parliament.nsw.gov.au: Speaker. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is running to lead the House again, told her caucus on a call last week, "We did not win every battle, but we did win the war." History will be made in NSW when Premier Barry O'Farrell names a woman to occupy the toughest role in state parliament - speaker of the lower house. Member, Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety. The current Speaker is the Hon Tony Smith MP. Ask Amazon Alexa for the latest SBS News or listen to SBS Radio. The Speaker is the principal office holder in the House of Representatives. Liberal backbencher Tony Smith, described by colleagues as a mild mannered revhead says he will rise above the partisan fray in his role as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives. Please enable scripts and reload this page. Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW has uploaded 951 photos to Flickr. A: The Hon. Married to Jacqueline with 4 Children. Ms Hancock said she was excited to occupy the role that is described in the NSW constitution as an "independent and impartial representative". She has also served on Shoalhaven Council and held the position of deputy mayor. The speaker's main role during parliamentary sitting days is to maintain order in the house. The Speaker was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 30 January 2007 to 3 December 2007. By subscribing, you agree to SBS’s terms of service and privacy policy including receiving email updates from SBS. The former teacher and mother of three has held the seat of South Coast since 2003 and was re-elected on Saturday with an additional 12.4 per cent swing away from Labor. Councillor, North Sydney Council 1991 to 1995. 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Watch SBS World News live daily at 6:30pm on TV and on our app. The Second Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives is Mr Rob Mitchell MP, Member for McEwen, Victoria. The Speaker studied Commerce and Arts (Hons) at The University of Melbourne. He was re-elected as the Member for Casey at general elections in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019. Born in Sydney, 1966. The Speaker makes sure that Members obey the rules (standing orders) of the House and follow the correct procedures. Elected Deputy Chair on 26 May 2014 (see separate entry). First female speaker of the house: Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Sign up now for the latest news from Australia and around the world direct to your inbox. The Speaker also performs a role similar to that of a Minister in relation to a government department, and oversees the administration of the Department of the House of Representatives. "I know people think it is a daunting task, but I think the standards have improved significantly in the last four years and I intend to build on that," Ms Hancock said. He was first elected as Deputy Speaker on 10 February 2020. While there has been a call for her resignation, others believe that some of the members in the chamber do … Catch up on SBS On Demand. US Democrats will have a smaller majority in the House next year after a trying to expand deeper into Republican territory only to see districts won two years ago snap back to their GOP leanings. In a recent question time at NSW Parliament, the behaviour of the Speaker of the House, Shelley Hancock, provoked controversy by calling some Labor MPs ‘blockheads’ and ‘idiots’ and even accusing them of being drunk. Outer metropolitan, residential suburban. He was first elected in 2013 and then re-elected as Second Deputy Speaker on 30 August 2016 and again on 2 July 2019. (Facebook)Teague chosen as speaker after tied vote.

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