Structure, organisations and key people
The Department of Parliamentary Services supports the parliamentary process by providing a multitude of services to the Senators and Members, their staff, parliamentary committees and the parliamentary departments. Quality library collections, information services, analysis, advice and services are provided by its information and research staff. The Department is the central communications agency for the Parliament, providing transcription, information technology, and communications and broadcasting services in Parliament House. The Department produces print and electronic transcripts and radio and television coverage of proceedings of both chambers and parliamentary committees, and installs and maintains the Parliament's networked computer and telecommunications services. Many other common services are provided to the Australian Parliament and Public, chiefly in respect of: engineering; building and maintenance; security; public access and guides; retail (Parliament Shop, bank, hairdresser, coffee shop and post office); cleaning; waste disposal; goods distribution and dispatch; recreation; emergency first aid; catering; and landscaping.
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