"How does the Serjeant-at-Arms get their job?"

Thank you for your question, Michael.

As well as elected members of Parliament there are also non-elected employees who work for the Parliament. They belong to the Australian Parliamentary Service.

One of the most well-known positions in the House of Representatives is the Serjeant-at-Arms. Like all parliamentary employees, this person had to apply for the position and be successful at a job interview.

This important job has many responsibilities, including:

The Serjeant-at-Arms will usually have worked in other positions at Parliament House and have a lot of experience with how the Parliament works.

 

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