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Parliamentary Policy Officer

Office of Amy MacMahon, MP for South Brisbane

As Parliamentary Policy Officer you will provide policy and strategic advice and administrative support to the MP in relation to their Parliamentary work and policy priorities. You'll work part-time, and accompany the MP to parliament during sitting weeks. You ideally have a background in law, policy or legislation, and experience working for social and political change.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a range of duties which will include:

  1. Work with the member to determine a strategic direction for the member’s parliamentary work.
  2. Undertake sensitive, detailed and complex research and analysis, including the scrutiny of bills, contribute to the drafting of reports and prepare briefing papers and other background material to support the cross bench member’s parliamentary functions.
  3. Prepare timely and high quality advice, correspondence, speeches, submissions, discussion papers, briefing notes, oral briefings, research papers, statistical information and reports for the cross bench member on matters relevant to their parliamentary functions.
  4. Coordinate and critically examine parliamentary briefing materials such as policy briefs and proposals, committee work and inquiry preparation and reports, Private Members’ Bills, Motions and Speech Notes.
  5. Support the cross bench member in fulfilling their Parliamentary Committee responsibilities through reviewing submissions and briefing papers and providing the cross bench member with expert, timely and authoritative advice on these matters.
  6. Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with key parliamentary stakeholders and officers including with the Clerk’s Office, Table Office, Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel and Departmental Officers.
  7. Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders, peak bodies and community groups relevant to the member’s parliamentary and policy work.
  8. Support the cross bench member by providing administrative support for Parliamentary sittings and Committee meetings including briefing the member on their parliamentary schedule, managing the cross bench member’s time for each sitting day and preparing briefs to support meetings.
  9. Provide knowledgeable advice to the cross bench member in relation to Parliamentary Procedures, Standing Orders, the Parliamentary Handbook and committee work.
  10. Maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.
  11. Undertake any other duties directed by the cross bench member relevant to their parliamentary functions.
  12. Coordinate media for the member and contribute to social media and other communications about the member’s parliamentary work and policy priorities.
  13. Assist the MP to coordinate events, meetings and forums relevant to the member’s parliamentary work, including pathways for communicating that work to the community, and gathering feedback.

A position description is attached.

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