New South Wales Legislative Assembly

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New South Wales Legislative Assembly
55th Parliament
Type
Founded 1856
Type Lower house of Parliament of New South Wales
Leadership
Speaker Hon. Shelley Hancock MP, Liberal
since 3 May 2011
Structure
Members 93
Political groups      Liberal (51)
     National (19)
     Labor (20)
     Independent (2)
     Greens (1)
Elections
Last election 26 March 2011
Meeting place
Legislative Assembly Chamber
Parliament House, Sydney,
New South Wales, Australia
Website
NSW Legislative Assembly

The New South Wales Legislative Assembly is the lower house of the parliament of New South Wales in Australia. The upper house is the Legislative Council. Both sit at Parliament House in the state capital, Sydney. The Assembly has 93 members, each elected to a single-member constituency, known as seats. Voting is by the optional preferential system.[1]

NSW first Legislative Assembly - 1880

Members of the Legislative Assembly have the acronym MP after their names.[2] Until 1990, the acronym "MLA" ( Member of the Legislative Assembly ) was used.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Role and History of the Legislative Assembly". About us – Legislative Assembly. Parliament of New South Wales. 25 February 2008. http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/web/common.nsf/key/LARole. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  2. "The Role of Members of Parliament". Members. Parliament of New South Wales. 28 February 2008. http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/web/common.nsf/key/MembersAbout. Retrieved 3 April 2011.