1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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1111-11 Parliamentarian or Councillor

Participates in the activities of Commonwealth Government, State/Territory or local governments as the elected member for a constituency.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is election by a constituency.

Tasks Include:

  • assists in the development of government policy and the formulating, amending and repealing of legislation
  • attends community functions and meetings of local groups to provide service to the community, gauge public opinion and provide information on government plans
  • introduces proposals for government action and serves public and electoral interests
  • investigates matters of concern to the public and to particular persons or groups
  • may serve as a member on Parliamentary Committees or Inquiries
  • may present petitions on behalf of concerned groups

Government Minister
Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member of the Legislative Council
Prime Minister

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