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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 11 Hansard (13 November) . . Page.. 3211..


Tuesday, 13 November 2007

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair at 10.30 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional owners, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Legislative Assembly—webstreaming of proceedings

Statement by Speaker

MR SPEAKER: Last year the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure approved a six-month trial of real-time webstreamed broadcasts of Legislative Assembly and committee proceedings on the internet. Feedback on the trial broadcasts was very positive, and I am pleased to advise members that from today real-time broadcasts will recommence. They can be accessed from the Assembly's website.

The broadcasts incorporate many of the suggestions made by users during the trial, including multi-camera coverage of proceedings, rather than a single wide view of the chamber, and text captioning of the business under consideration. The multi-camera broadcasts are available on channel 14; a wide view of the chamber broadcast is available on channel 15. The same multi-camera broadcasts of proceedings will also be reticulated to television sets in the Assembly building. I have endorsed some guidelines for camera operators to observe. I will circulate them at this point.

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 47

MR SESELJA (Molonglo): I present the following report:

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 47, dated 12 November 2007, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR SESELJA: Scrutiny report 47 contains the committee's comments on four bills, nine pieces of subordinate legislation and three government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Planning and Environment—Standing Committee

Report 31

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (10.34): I present the following report:

Planning and Environment—Standing Committee—Report 31—Variation to the Territory Plan No 287—Blocks 1 and 2 Section 23 Ngunnawal Gold Creek Homestead, dated 9 November 2007, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.


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