Who is the speaker of the house, what do they do and how long do they hold that position?

Thanks! The Speaker of the House of Representatives is a member of the House of Representatives. They are elected by a vote of all the members of the House to run the meetings of the House.

The Speaker has several responsibilities, including:

The Speaker does not usually participate in debates and only votes if there is a tie.

The Speaker is usually elected by members of the government for the term of the parliament. They may continue as Speaker if the government is returned at the next election.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives in the Speaker's chair. There is a carving of leaves in the wood behind him.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives in the Speaker's chair. There is a carving of leaves in the wood behind him.

Penny Bradfield/DPS Auspic

Description

A man in a suit sits in a large green chair in front of a carved wooden screen. Three people in black robes and wearing face masks sit at a table below him. On the other side of a clear scressn there are books and boxes. A man in a suit stands at the table, resting his hand on one of the boxes.