What is it like to work at the Parliament (not a member of parliament)?
The Australian Parliament is a very busy and exciting place to work. When the Parliament is sitting, or meeting, about 4000–5000 people work in Parliament House every day, including:
- members of parliament and their staff
- parliamentary officers, such as the Clerks, the Serjeant-at-Arms and the Usher of the Black Rod
- public servants, such as advisers and researchers
- the press gallery – media – who report about the Parliament to Australians
- employees who provide services such as broadcasting, computing, cleaning and catering.
All of these people help the Parliament to work and make decisions for the country.
The Treasurer talking to the media about the Budget.
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A man in a suit is being interviewed by a man with a handheld microphone.They are surrounded by people with cameras and boom mics. They stand between lines of tables covered with papers and laptops.
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