STANDING ORDERS CHAPTER 27

BROADCASTING OF PROCEEDINGS

232 Broadcasting rules

 

(1)

In this standing order:

 

 

broadcast includes:

 

 

(a)

transmission to the public by radio, television, landline, the internet or any other electronic means; and

 

 

(b)

rebroadcast;

 

 

Chamber means the Legislative Assembly Chamber;

 

 

rebroadcast means to broadcast from a recording

 

 

record means to make a sound or visual recording of proceedings of the House.

 

(2)

Sound transmissions are permitted from the Chamber to:

 

 

(a)

offices within Parliament House; and

 

 

(b)

government offices outside Parliament House in accordance with the approval of the Speaker, except of anything occurring in the Chamber prior to the time fixed for the meeting of the House or after the adjournment of the House.

 

(3)

A media organisation or individual may, subject to paragraph (4), broadcast, or record for broadcast, proceedings of the House, except anything occurring in the Chamber prior to the time fixed for the meeting of the House or after the adjournment of the House.

 

(4)

Permission under paragraph (3) is subject to observance of the following conditions:

 

 

(a)

media organisations or individuals must be accredited by the Speaker; and

 

 

(b)

sound must only be recorded from the audio signal of proceedings transmitted by the House monitoring system by representatives of accredited media organisations or individuals; and

 

 

(c)

no alteration to the sound relay equipment is permitted without the permission of the Speaker; and

 

 

(d)

the use of separate recording equipment is not permitted unless authorised by the Speaker; and

 

 

(e)

recordings must:

 

 

 

(i)

be used only for the purposes of fair and accurate reports of proceedings, and reasonable balance between both sides of the House is to be achieved by avoiding undue concentration on any one member; and

 

 

 

(ii)

provide in context a balanced presentation of differing views and must not include events in the Chamber unrelated to the proceedings of the House; and

 

 

 

(iii)

provide equality between government and non-government members; and

 

 

 

(iv)

be placed in context and commentators must identify members at least by name; and

 

 

 

(v)

not start until the conclusion of the Prayer; and

 

 

 

(vi)

not misrepresent any proceeding before the House, or the seating position, or office held by any member of the House.

 

 

(f)

recordings must not be used for:

 

 

 

(i)

political party advertising or election campaigns; or

 

 

 

(ii)

satire or ridicule; or

 

 

 

(iii)

commercial sponsorship or commercial advertising; or

 

 

 

(iv)

media advertisements or promotion.

 

 

(g)

camera operators must operate within the guidelines issued by the Speaker;

 

 

(h)

points of order or remarks withdrawn are not to be rebroadcast.

 

 

(i)

media personnel must obey any instruction given by the Speaker or the Speaker's delegates.

 

(5)

Any breach of the conditions listed in paragraph (4) may result in the immediate suspension of privileges by the Speaker.

 

 233 Official broadcast of proceedings  
             (1)           An official broadcast of proceedings is made available through the Parliament's website.  
  (2)           Official broadcasts must comply with the guidelines issued by the Speaker.
  (3)  With the approval of the committee and the Speaker, an official broadcast of the public proceedings of a parliamentary committee may be made available through the Parliament's website.

  

234 Rebroadcasting
           Rebroadcast of an official broadcast is permitted, subject to the following conditions:
    (1)           

The material must only be used for the purposes of fair and accurate reports of proceedings and must not in any circumstances be used for:

(a)   satire or ridicule; or

(b)   commercial sponsorship or commercial advertising.

  (2) Broadcast material must not be digitally manipulated.
  (3) Excerpts of proceedings are to be placed in context so as to avoid any misrepresentation.
  (4) Remarks withdrawn are not to be rebroadcast unless the withdrawal is also rebroadcast.