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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 1 Hansard (9 February) . .

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I present a copy of the contract that I have entered into on behalf of the territory with Mr Pearson, and I am doing that because there is no other mechanism for me to have a contract entered into on the public record. It does not fit the procurement guidelines. I present the following paper:

Auditor-General Act, pursuant to subsection 25(2)—Strategic Review of the ACT Auditor-General—Copy of Services Agreement between the Australian Capital Territory and Des Pearson, dated 15 January 2016.

Assembly on demand

Statement by Speaker

MADAM SPEAKER: I wish to advise members of an important change in the Assembly broadcasting. As members know, chamber proceedings and committee hearings are broadcast live on the internet, and they are also available as audio-visual replays. Commencing from today's sitting, the daily on demand analogue broadcasting system has been replaced by the new Assembly on demand digital broadcasting system. The changeover was necessary due to the age of the daily on demand hardware and software and to conform with widescreen digital broadcasting standards.

The new system also includes several additional features that members have requested, including the ability to download particular video clips and to link them to social media sites. Proceedings can also be accessed on most contemporary mobile devices. All Assembly proceedings since November 2009 and all committee hearings since May 2011 remain available from the audio-visual archive.

Can I remind members that when using any video clips from the Assembly or committee proceedings absolute privilege does not apply to any broadcast. If members are in any doubt about the privilege aspects of the material they wish to broadcast they can seek advice from the Clerk.

It is hoped that the new broadcast system will enable the ACT community to be more connected with their Legislative Assembly.

Estimates 2015-2016—Select Committee

Statement by Speaker

MADAM SPEAKER: I also make a statement in relation to the Select Committee on Estimates. In my response to the Select Committee on Estimates 2015-2016 I undertook to report back to the Assembly on several matters, including the implementation of the territory's protective security policy framework, the enhanced library services for the Assembly and funding and administrative arrangements required to support the functions established under the Legislative Assembly (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Amendment Act 2013.

In relation to the protective security framework, I have participated in a number of discussions with the government about its implementation. The Office of the


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