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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 3 Hansard (7 March) . . Page.. 694..


Debate resumed (continuing):

(g) any instruction from the Speaker or the Speaker's delegate is to be observed.

(2) Broadcast of proceedings shall be from the signal transmitted by landline or from the Assembly's narrowcast to building occupants.

(3) Broadcasts of public proceedings should contain a fair and accurate reporting of events and must not be used for:

(a) the purpose of satire or ridicule;

(b) advertising for or by political parties or electioneering; nor

(c)commercial advertising or sponsorship.

(4) Points of order and remarks that are withdrawn may not be rebroadcast.

(5) A witness at a public hearing of a committee shall be advised in advance of appearing that the proceedings may be recorded and broadcast. A witness shall be given reasonable opportunity to object to the recording and/or broadcast of their evidence and state the ground of the objection.

(6) Persons/organisations wishing to broadcast or record for broadcast the public proceedings of the Legislative Assembly and its committees must complete the relevant form.

(7) Persons/organisations intending to record visual images in the Chamber and/or Committee Rooms must seek the approval of the Speaker (in the case of the Assembly) or the Committee Chair (in the case of a Committee) in writing giving reasonable notice; and

(B) That, pursuant to Section 6 of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting) Act 2001, the Legislative Assembly:

(1) delegates to the Speaker the power to withdraw the right of a person to broadcast, or record for broadcast, public proceedings of the Legislative Assembly; and

(2)delegate to each committee formed by resolution or standing order of the Assembly the power to withdraw the right of a person to broadcast, or record for broadcast, public proceedings of that committee.

(C) That the Clerk is authorised to approve the transmission of public proceedings of the Assembly or a committee via landlines to public service agencies, subject to the agency agreeing to the following conditions:

(1) they agree to provide, or arrange for the provision of, the telecommunication lines and other equipment necessary for the access (the access equipment)

(2) pay the costs and expenses of connecting the access equipment to the recording and transmission facilities of the Legislative Assembly; and

(3) pay the costs and expenses of maintaining the access equipment; and

(4) pay the costs and expenses of the Legislative Assembly secretariat in giving access to the proceedings by the access equipment

(5) no broadcast of proceedings may be made for

(i) the purpose of satire or ridicule;

(ii) advertising for or by political parties or electioneering; nor

(iii) commercial advertising or sponsorship.

(6) The relevant agency seek the approval of the Clerk to gain access to the recording and transmission facilities, stating the number of employees that require access to the broadcast.

MR HARGREAVES (11.07): As I indicated a little earlier, the government is tickled pink by the amendments that Ms Dundas is putting forward. They actually correct something which we had inadvertently skipped. The issue before us is, of course, about how people go about transmitting the electronic images of what happens in this chamber. The guidelines are pretty good. We spoke about them when we talked about the report before. If I were to sit and read out the guidelines we would be here until about half past four, and I do not propose to do that.


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