S.O.368 Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly - filming and broadcast of proceedings
368. The House authorises, on such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Speaker from time to time:
- The filming of its proceedings and the proceedings in public of its committees; and
- The broadcasting and re-broadcasting of such proceedings or extracts thereof in any form, both within and outside the Parliamentary precincts, by any medium.
|Related Orders, Precedents and Rulings|
|2012 Precedent||The Speaker made a statement concerning the boradcasting of parliamentary proceedings: “Tomorrow the House will be considering a motion to convey an apology for the practice of forced adoption.I wish to advise the House that, in accordance with the authority provided for under Standing Order 368, I have determined that footage of the Legislative Assembly’s proceedings relating to the debate on the motion is to be rebroadcast on the Parliament’s YouTube website, simultaneously with the proceedings from the Legislative Council relating to the same matter. The footage of proceedings from the Legislative Assembly debate will be divided into segments, which together will comprise the full debate as it occurred in the House. I can advise Members that the YouTube website also will include links to the relevant pages of the Hansard of the parliamentary debates, which members may access through the ‘What's New’ part of the Parliament’s homepage.”
VP 19/9/2012, p.1275; PD 19/9/2012, p.15469.|
|2010 Precedent||1. The Speaker made the following statement in relation to the republication and rebroadcasting of parliamentary proceedings: "I wish to bring to the attention of members the issue of the republication of extracts from Hansard by members themselves or for distribution to third parties and the rebroadcasting of video or audio footage of the proceedings of Parliament or provision of such footage to third parties. Members will shortly receive a briefing note outlining a number of issues in relation to the republication and rebroadcasting of parliamentary proceedings either in the form of Hansard or in the form of audio/visual footage available from the Parliament. I want to highlight some of the more important points raised in that briefing note: In relation to parliamentary privilege, members should be aware that while absolute privilege attaches to the publication of parliamentary proceedings in Hansard and on the Parliament’s website, any subsequent republication or rebroadcasting by members or others, is not afforded the same protection. Consequently, any person who publishes excerpts from Hansard or official footage may be exposed to legal liability if the material is defamatory. The republication or rebroadcast of parliamentary proceedings which includes defamatory material may, however, be protected under the defences to the publication of defamatory material under the common law and Division 2 of Part 4 of the Defamation Act 2005 (sections 25 – 33). Those defences include the defence of justification, the defence of qualified privilege and the defence of fair report. In relation to the conditions that are set out in the briefing note for the republication or rebroadcasting of parliamentary proceedings under the Parliament's Webcast Conditions of Access and Copyright Notice, I wish to advise members that the conditions are aimed at ensuring, to the greatest extent possible, that any republication or rebroadcast of parliamentary proceedings is considered to be fair and undertaken in good faith."
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