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Vacancy Details - Parliament of Western Australia

Position Title:Hansard Reporter OR Hansard Reporter (Trainee)
Level and Salary: Reporter, Level 4.2 - 7.1 ($83,593 to $120,725) OR Trainee, Level 2.1 - 3.2 ($64,172 to $74,781) depending on skills and experience + superannuation
Department:Parliamentary Services
Section:Reporting Services
Employment Type:Permanent, Full Time
Primary Responsibilities and Additional Information:Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) is the official record of debates of the Parliament of Western Australia.

A position is being offered by the Parliament of Western Australia for a Hansard Reporter OR a Hansard Reporter (Trainee), with primary responsibility for creating an impartial, accurate, literate and timely record of parliamentary debates and committee hearings.

Please note that these positions require night work dictated by the sittings of the Parliament.

The successful candidate for the Hansard Reporter position will have at least two years’ experience reporting the chambers and committees of a Westminster system–based Parliament.

Depending on skills and experience, the salary range for Hansard Reporters is $83,593 to $120,725.


The successful candidate for a Hansard Reporter (Trainee) position will possess well-developed comprehension and language skills, an excellent knowledge of current affairs and good word processing and computing skills. A good knowledge of the parliamentary process and transcription and/or publishing experience will be regarded favourably. Previous reporting experience is desirable; however, the Parliament of Western Australia offers a training program in all aspects of Hansard reporting.

Depending on skills and experience, the salary range for a Hansard Reporter (Trainee) is $64,172 to $74,781.

Generous conditions of employment are offered, including overtime, six weeks’ leave and the ability to purchase additional leave.
Details:Job description and application forms can be downloaded below or by contacting Sally Morgillo, Human Resources, on (08) 9222 7877.

Applications marked “Confidential – Hansard Reporter or Hansard Reporter (Trainee)” must include an application for employment, a copy of your resume and a brief statement addressing the selection criteria and be emailed to or posted to the Human Resources Manager, Parliament House, Harvest Terrace Perth WA 6000.

Please Note: you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to apply for this role.
Contact for Further Information:Please contact Laurie Mansell, Hansard Manager on (08) 9222 7355 or email
Closing Date and Time:Friday 11 February 2022, 4pm
(Applications received after the Closing Date will NOT be accepted)
Job Description Form:
(including Selection Criteria)
JDF - Trainee Hansard Reporter.docxJDF - Trainee Hansard Reporter.docxJDF - Hansard Reporter.docxJDF - Hansard Reporter.docxApplication for Employment Form.docxApplication for Employment Form.docxPSD Values.pdfPSD Values.pdf