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Continuing resolution 3

Broadcasting Guidelines

This resolution provides guidelines for the broadcasting of Legislative Assembly and committee proceedings in accordance with subsection 5(2) of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting) Act 2001.

Resolution agreed by the Assembly

7 March 2002 (amended 17 March 2005, 23 June 2005 and 11 February 2010)

That—

  1. (1) pursuant to subsection 5(2) of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting) Act 2001, the Legislative Assembly agrees to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly making guidelines for the broadcasting of Assembly and committee proceedings that include as a minimum the following requirements:

    1. (a) persons or organisations intending to record for broadcast proceedings in the Legislative Assembly or its committees must seek the approval of the Speaker each calendar year;

    2. (b) persons or organisations that have been granted permission to record for broadcast the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly or its committees will acknowledge in writing and abide by the broadcasting guidelines laid down by the Speaker from time to time;

    3. (c) persons or organisations that have been granted permission to record for broadcast committee proceedings will be able to do so, unless a member of the committee or witness objects;

    4. (d) witnesses at public hearings of committees will be advised in advance that the proceedings may be recorded for broadcast; and

    5. (e) persons or organisations that wish to rebroadcast from the audio-visual material available on the Assembly’s website, must acknowledge and abide by the conditions of use laid down by the Speaker from time to time;

  2. (2) pursuant to section 6 of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting) Act 2001, the Legislative Assembly:

    1. (a) 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. (b) delegates 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; and

  3. (3) pursuant to subsection 6(4) of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting) Act 2001, the Speaker or a committee chair may withdraw from a person or organisation the right to broadcast, or record for broadcast, public proceedings of the Assembly or the relevant committee if that person or organisation does not abide by the Guidelines for recording and broadcasting the public proceedings of the Legislative Assembly and its committees.

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