The President is the member chosen by the members of the Legislative Council to “preside over” (be in charge of) the House. In accordance with section 22G of the Constitution Act 1902 the President is recognised as the Legislative Council’s independent and impartial representative. The President keeps members in order, makes sure that they follow the standing orders and gives everyone a chance to speak.  The President, with the Speaker, is also in charge of the administration of the Parliament.