House debates

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Statement by the Speaker

12:15 pm

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Just before we move to government business, I just want to make a very brief statement and say a few words about the departure next week from the Department of the House of Representatives of Bronwyn Notzon-Glenn, who joins us near here in the advisers' box. Bronwyn joined the department in 2014 from the Department of the Senate and is in the unique position of being the first person to have held both the offices of the Usher of the Black Rod in the Senate and Serjeant-at-Arms in the House of Representatives. Currently, Bronwyn is the clerk assistant committees. Bronwyn was, however, the Serjeant-at-Arms when I was first elected Speaker, and my transition into that role was greatly assisted through her professionalism and astute advice. I want to thank Bronwyn for her service and support to the House, to the committees, to members and to my office during her time with the department. Bronwyn, we wish you; your husband, Richard; and your baby Alexander, who was nicknamed around the corridors in the House as Baby Mace when you were Serjeant-at-Arms, all the best and, of course, all the very best to you in your new role.