::New South Wales Legislative Assembly


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The New South Wales Legislative Assembly is the lower of the two houses of the Parliament of New South Wales, an Australian state. The upper house is the New South Wales Legislative Council. Both the Assembly and Council sit at Parliament House in the state capital, Sydney. The Assembly is presided over by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

The Assembly has 93 members, elected by single-member constituency, which are commonly known as seats. Voting is by the optional preferential system.<ref name="NSWpl-4"/>

NSW first Legislative Assembly - 1880

Members of the Legislative Assembly have the initialism MP after their names.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> From the creation of the assembly up to about 1990, the initialism "MLA" ( Member of the Legislative Assembly ) was used.

The Assembly is often called the bearpit on the basis of the house's reputation for confrontational style during heated moments and the "savage political theatre and the bloodlust of its professional players"<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> attributed in part to executive dominance.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>

New South Wales Legislative Assembly sections
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