"Who is the usher of the black rod?"

The Usher of the Black Rod is a parliamentary officer in the Senate. They are one of the few people, other than senators, who work in the chamber.

The duties of the Usher of the Black Rod are conducted both within the chamber and the Department of the Senate.

The Usher of the Black Rod has several responsibilities within the chamber, including:

The Usher of the Black Rod is required to be in the chamber at the beginning of each sitting day, during Question Time, divisions and after meal breaks.

When not in the chamber, the Usher of the Black Rod works from an office in the Department of the Senate and has several responsibilities, including:

You can find out who the current Usher of the Black Rod is here.

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