What is a non-elected officer and where can I find some interesting facts?
The Clerk of the House of Representatives.
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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.