|Speaker of the Senate|
Seal of the Senate
|Congress of the Union|
|Style||The Honourable (formal)|
Madam/Mister Speaker (informal and within the Senate)
|Member of||Cygnian Senate|
|Nominator||Any senator. Nominations are submitted to the Clerk|
Elected by the Senate, sworn in by the President
|Term length||At the Senate's pleasure; elected at the start of each session, and upon a vacancy|
|Formation||3 January 1949|
73 years ago
The Speaker is the presiding officer of Senate debates, determining which members may speak. The Speaker is also responsible for maintaining order during debate, and may punish members who break the rules of the Senate.
The current Speaker of the Senate is Sue Lines, Senator from West Georgia. She was elected to the post on 3 January 2017, and is the 16th person to serve as Speaker.