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Australian Capital Territory

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President/s: 
Ms Joy Burch MLA, Speaker
Secretary: 
Mr Tom Duncan, Clerk
Mail: 

ACT Legislative Assembly
GPO Box 1020
Canberra City 2601  ACT

The ACT was granted self-government in 1989. The election for the First Assembly was held on 4 March 1989 and the first sitting took place on 11 May 1989. Prior to self-government, the ACT was administered by the federal parliament, with the first ACT Advisory Council established in 1930. The 17 elected members of the Legislative Assembly are elected for a fixed four-year term. From 15 October 2016, the number of Members of the Assembly will increase to 25 and Members will represent the citizens of the ACT from each of the five electorates each with 5 Members: Brindabella Ginninderra . Kurrajong, Murrumbidgee and Yerrabi.
Phone: 
+61 2 62050191
Fax: 
+61 2 6205 3109
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New South Wales

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President/s: 

The Hon John Ajaka MLC, President of the Legislative Council and the Hon Shelley Hancock MP, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

Secretary: 

Mr David Blunt, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly

Mail: 
CPA New South Wales
Parliament House, Macquarie Street
Sydney  NSW  2000

The Parliament of New South Wales, a bicameral parliament, is Australia's oldest legislative body. The Legislative Council (upper house) is comprised of 42 members elected under a proportional representation system of voting, with the whole state as one electorate. Each member’s term is eight years. The Legislative Assembly (lower house) has 93 members elected under an optional preferential system of voting and counting. Each member represents an electoral district, with each term a maximum of four years. There are approximately 700 staff across three parliamentary departments, including around 50 staff working for members of the Legislative Council and 200 electorate officers for members of the Legislative Assembly. The current 56th Parliament of New South Wales was elected at a general election held on 28 March 2015.

Phone: 
+61 2 9230 2222
Fax: 
+61 2 9230 2333
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Northern Territory

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President/s: 

The Hon Kezia Purick MLA, Speaker

Secretary: 
Mr Michael Tatham, Clerk
Mail: 
GPO Box 3721
Darwin NT 0801

 

The Northern Territory Legislative Assembly is a 25 member unicameral parliament with fixed four-year terms. The next general election is due on 27 August 2016.

Phone: 
+61 8 8946 1422
Fax: 
+61 8 8941 2558
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Queensland

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President/s: 

Hon Peter Wellington MP, Speaker

Secretary: 
Mr Neil Laurie, Clerk
Mail: 

Parliament House, George Street
Brisbane Qld 4000


Established in 1860, the Queensland Legislative Assembly is a unicameral parliament. (The Legislative Council was abolished in 1922). The Legislative Assembly has 89 members with a three year election cycle. There is a portfolio based parliamentary committee system. The next election will be held in 2018.

Phone: 
+61 7 3553 6450
Fax: 
+61 7 3553 6454
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South Australia

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President/s: 

Hon Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly and the Hon Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

Secretary: 

Ms Jan Davis, Clerk of the Legislative Council

Mail: 

GPO Box 572
Adelaide, SA 5001

The Parliament of South Australia is a bicameral parliament in the Westminster tradition constituted in its current form in 1857. Consisting of a Legislative Council (upper house) of 22 members who are elected for eight year terms to represent the whole state and the House of Assembly (lower house) consisting of 47 members each representing electorates of approximately 22,500 constituents. Representatives are elected with a preferential voting system for four year terms with a fixed election date. At each election one half of the members of the Legislative Council, having served an eight year term are elected. Government is formed by the party with the majority of members in the lower house but the ministry can be made up of members from either house.

Phone: 
+61 8 8237 9301
Fax: 
+61 8 8211 7658
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Tasmania

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President: 

Hon Jacqui Petrusma MP

Secretary: 
Stephanie Hesford, Acting Deputy Clerk
Mail: 
House of Assembly
Parliament House
HOBART TAS 7000

The Parliament of Tasmania is the second oldest parliament in Australia, having been founded with a Legislative Council in 1825. The House of Assembly was established in 1856 when bicameral parliament and responsible government were granted. Currently the Legislative Council has 15 MLCs (six year terms) and the House of Assembly has 25 MPs (four year terms).

The CPA Tasmania Branch was established in 1926. Thirty six of the 40 members of the Tasmanian Parliament are CPA members. The branch presidents/vice-presidents serve two year terms in rotation. The branch has a partnership/twinning relationship with the Parliament of Samoa and warm relations with a number of other CPA branches world-wide. Tasmania is also a member of the CPA small branches group.


Phone: 
+61 3 6212 2211
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Victoria

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Presidents: 

Hon Bruce Atkinson, President of the Legislative Council and Mr Colin Brooks MP, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

Secretary: 
Mr Ray Purdey, Clerk of the Parliaments
Mail: 

Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne Vic 3002

The Parliament of Victoria is a bicameral legislature (two houses) with representatives elected to either the Legislative Council (the upper house) or the Legislative Assembly (the lower house). The Assembly has 88 members and the council has 40 members. The Governor of Victoria represents the Crown and is the third arm of parliament.
Phone: 
+61 3 9651 8550
Fax: 
+61 3 9650 4279
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Western Australia

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President/s: 

Hon Peter Watson MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and Hon Kate Doust MLC, President of the Legislative Council

Secretary: 

Ms Kirsten Robinson, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly

Mail: 

Parliament House
4 Harvest Terrace
WEST PERTH   WA   6005

Western Australia has had responsible self-government and a bicameral legislature since 1890. The Legislative Council consists of 36 members with six members elected from each of six regions in the state and the Legislative Assembly has 59 members elected from single member constituencies. Each parliament has a four year term.

The WA Branch of the CPA was established in 1925. A twinning arrangement exists between the WA Parliament and the Parliament of the Cook Islands.

Phone: 
+ 61 8 9222 7215
Fax: 
+61 8 9222 7818
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