The Clerk

Mr David Blunt
Clerk of the Parliaments and Clerk of the Legislative Council
Mr Blunt was appointed Clerk of the Parliaments on 8 October 2011.

The role of the Clerk
The Clerk of the Parliaments, also known as the Clerk of the Legislative Council, is responsible for providing expert advice on parliamentary law, practice and procedure to the President, Deputy President, ministers and members of the Council and its committees.

The Clerk is also responsible to the President for the administration of the Department of the Legislative Council. The Clerk works collaboratively with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly and the Executive Manager of Parliamentary Services in relation to the administration of matters relating to the New South Wales Parliament as a whole.

The Clerk is appointed by the Governor with the advice of the Executive Council pursuant to section 47 of the Constitution Act 1902.

More information on the role of the Clerk
New South Wales Legislative Council Practice, Chapter 6.