Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson has been promoted with a new important role in Parliament.
“It was an honour when Speaker of the House Tony Smith asked me to be one of the acting deputy speakers of the Federation Chamber.
“I’ve already completed my first duties during the last sitting week and enjoyed the new challenge.
“A lot of business is undertaken in Parliament so its important time is managed efficiently, that’s why we have the Federation Chamber and why the role of chair is so important.
“Another important task as deputy speaker is ensuring the rules of Parliament are followed.”
The Federation Chamber operates in parallel with the main House to allow two streams of government business to be debated concurrently. Business in the Federation Chamber is publically available for viewing on the Australian Parliament House website.