What is a non-elected officer and where can I find some interesting facts?

The Clerk, wearing a suit with a gown over it, stands at a desk with a microphone and books in front of her.

The Clerk of the House of Representatives.

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The Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The Clerk, wearing a suit with a gown over it, stands at a desk with a microphone and books in front of her.

Penny Bradfield/DPS Auspic

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A woman in a suit with a gown over it is standing at a desk in the House of Representatives reading from a piece of paper. A Despatch Box and microphone are in front of her. Behind her the Speaker is sitting in his elevated chair.

Thank you for your question, Lee.

In addition to members of parliament—who are elected representatives of the people—non-elected officers also work in the Senate and House of Representatives. Non-elected officers are parliamentary employees who have a range of important responsibilities and duties to make sure the Australian Parliament can do its work.