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  • The Black Rod of Western Australia

    The Black Rod is primarily associated with the sovereign (King or Queen), or in the case of Western Australia, his or her representative, the Governor. The Black Rod is carried by the ‘Usher of the Black Rod’, who maintains the authority and order of the chamber he or she serves. This officer is an important link in parliamentary history and procedure.

  • The Legislative Assembly mace

    The majority of first chambers (lower houses) in the Westminster system have followed the practice of the ‘Mother of Parliaments’ in England by featuring a ceremonial mace in proceedings—with a number of these commonwealth maces closely resembling or replicating the mace of the House of Commons.