Speaker of the House of Legislative Assembly, The Hon Shelley Hancock, announced before Parliament that Member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch, has been appointed as temporary speaker, on August 2.
“This appointment has come as a surprise and an honour to be appointed by the speaker of the house,” Mr Crouch said. “I hope that I can fulfi l my role with the utmost respect and decorum as befits the position, and follow in the steps of many since the first appointment of Sir Daniel Cooper in 1856,” he continued.
“The Hon Shelley Hancock MP is the first female speaker in the history of the New South Wales Parliament, elected in May 2011, and one of our fi nest and well respected speakers in our NSW Parliament today,” Mr Crouch concluded.
Media release, Aug 2, 2016 Debra Wales, Office of Adam Crouch