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Commissioner’s overview

    The principal functions of the Parliamentary Service Commissioner are to advise the Presiding Officers of the Parliament on the management of policies and practices of the Parliamentary Service and to conduct any inquiries about the Parliamentary Service at the request of the Presiding Officers.

    This report presents information relating to the 4 parliamentary departments. More information about the individual departments can be found in their respective annual reports.

    On 23 September 2021, the Parliamentary Workplace Support Service was established as a function of the Parliamentary Service Commissioner, through the Parliamentary Service Amendment (Independent Parliamentary Workplace Complaints Mechanism) Determination 2021 made under the Parliamentary Services Act 1999.

    Peter Woolcott AO
    Parliamentary Service Commissioner

    27 January 2023