ACT Legislative Assembly


Policies and Protocols

Select from the list below to access a range of publications written by Members and staff of the Office of the Legislative Assembly.

Assembly Art Program

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
01/10/2016 Assembly Art Program - Policies and Procedures PDF
(418.8 KB)
These guidelines are intended as a tool to assist the Legislative Assembly Art Advisory Committee in advising the Speaker on the management of the collection.

Broadcasting policy framework and guidelines

The broadcasting policy framework and guidelines apply to the recording and broadcasting of Legislative Assembly and committee proceedings to the public by radio, television, landline, the internet and any other electronic means, including still photography. All questions regarding the broadcasting policy framework and guidelines should be directed to the Office of the Legislative Assembly, e-mail address OLA@parliament.act.gov.au or telephone (02) 6207 5919.
Date Document Name PDF Word Description
22/01/2020 Broadcasting Guidelines PDF
(1.4 MB)
Word (221.7 KB) A framework for recording and broadcasting the Assembly’s proceedings and the conditions for subsequent reuse of the broadcast recordings. It also incorporates guidelines for filming and operating broadcasting equipment within the Assembly building.

Budget Protocols

The Budget protocols agreement for the Office of the Legislative Assembly and Officers of the Legislative Assembly sets out detailed arrangements for the development and consideration of budget appropriations for the Office of the Legislative Assembly, the Auditor-General and the Electoral Commissioner. The protocols were first developed in the Eighth Assembly and applied only in relation to the budget appropriations of the Office of the Legislative Assembly. They have since been expanded to include the Auditor-General and the Electoral Commissioner, both of whom are Officers of the Legislative Assembly.
Date Document Name PDF Word Description
18/09/2018 Budget Protocols Agreement 2018 PDF
(488.1 KB)
Word (80.2 KB) The protocols are intended to strengthen the application of the separation of powers doctrine and acknowledge and support the financial initiative of the Executive (the right of the Executive to develop and frame appropriations for consideration by the Legislature). The protocols were tabled by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Joy Burch MLA, on 18 September 2018.

Fraud and Corruption Prevention Framework

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
23/08/2017 Fraud and Corruption Prevention Framework PDF
(399.2 KB)
As part of the Office’s commitment to good governance, this fraud and corruption prevention framework has been developed to build robust controls which work to prevent instances of fraud or corruption and to ensure that where fraud or corruption does occur, that it is detected quickly, investigated thoroughly and that appropriate action is taken in each case.

Guidelines to use of the Assembly Chamber

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
27/11/2007 Guidelines in relation to the use of the Chamber of the Legislative Assembly PDF
(22.6 KB)
These guidelines are provided for the information of visitors to the Chamber of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory.

Hansard Style Manual

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
01/01/2017 Hansard Style Manual PDF
(854.1 KB)
Word (536.9 KB) This style manual sets out the principles of usage and style to be followed by Hansard editors to produce chamber and committee transcripts for the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory.

IT Security Policy and Framework

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
15/05/2015 IT Security Policy and Framework PDF
(256.1 KB)
A framework to ensure that the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory operates in an effective information technology (IT) security environment.

Information Handling and Security Policy

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
06/04/2017 Information Handling and Security Policy PDF
(451.4 KB)
This policy outlines the responsibilities of all Office of the Legislative Assembly staff for maintaining the security of the information within their control.

Internal Audit Charter

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
01/12/2017 Internal Audit Charter PDF
(204.5 KB)
An internal audit function has been established as a key component of Office of the Legislative Assembly’s governance framework. This charter provides the framework for the operation of the internal audit function in the Office and has been approved by the Clerk on the advice of the Office’s Internal Audit Committee.
01/12/2017 Internal Audit Committee Charter PDF
(237.8 KB)
The charter of the committee is to provide independent assurance and assistance to the Clerk on the Office’s risk, control, and compliance framework, and its external accountability responsibilities.

OLA Code of Conduct

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
17/08/2017 OLA Code of Conduct PDF
(723.7 KB)
Staff in the Office of the Legislative Assembly are employed under the Public Sector Management Act 1994. This code of conduct document supplements information contained in the Public Sector Management Act 1994

Privacy Policy

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
12/05/2015 Human Resources Privacy Statement 2015 PDF
(936.3 KB)
Word (421.0 KB) Human Resources Privacy Statement
12/05/2015 Human Resources Privacy Statement 2015 HTML Human Resources Privacy Statement
01/05/2015 Privacy Policy 2015 HTML This policy details how the Office of the Legislative Assembly manages personal information
01/05/2015 Privacy Policy 2015 PDF
(286.9 KB)
Word (395.8 KB) This policy details how the Office of the Legislative Assembly manages personal information

Public Interest Disclosure Procedure

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
03/08/2017 Public Interest Disclosure Procedure PDF
(427.1 KB)
Word (623.0 KB) This document provides information about reporting serious or systemic wrongdoing (referred to as ‘disclosable conduct’) in an ACT public sector entity or Legislative Assembly entity.

Records and Information Management

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
20/01/2015 Records & Information Management - Program 2014 PDF
(739.9 KB)
Word (779.5 KB) An overview of the Office of the Legislative Assembly’s Records and Information Management Program which details the organisation’s compliance with the Territory Records Act 2002 and subsequent Standards.

Risk Management Policy and Framework

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
01/11/2016 Risk Management Policy and Framework for the Office of the Legislative Assembly PDF
(1.4 MB)
This framework is given effect by Clerk’s Financial Instructions. Drawing on the international risk management standard AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009, it provides guidance to the Office’s executive, managers and staff about their responsibilities in this area as well as practical guidance on using risk management principles to assist in the day-to-day administration of the Office.

Vocational Placement Policy

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
01/06/2017 Vocational Placement Policy PDF
(245.4 KB)
This document sets out the policy of the Legislative Assembly in relation to vocational placements. It applies to all Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), their staff, staff of the Office of the Legislative Assembly (the Office) and others performing a role or function in relation to vocational programs administered by the Office.

Workplace Injury Prevention Policy

Date Document Name PDF Word Description
08/03/2017 Workplace Injury Prevention Policy PDF
(159.7 KB)
The signatories to this Policy Statement each recognise the broad legislative requirements that apply to the Assembly workplace under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to provide and maintain a safe workplace and safe systems of work for all workers.

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