Inquiry into the Right of Reply process
This inquiry is a completed Legislative Council inquiry conducted by the Privileges (LC) Committee. This report examines the operation of the right of reply process in the New South Wales Legislative Council since its introduction in 1997.
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Referred: 22 Feb 2012
» Final Report Due: 21 Jun 2012
» Final Report Published: 21 Jun 2012
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1. That this House notes that:
(a) on 13 November 1997, this House adopted a right of reply procedure in a resolution of continuing effect, based on the right of reply procedure in the Australian Senate,
(b) this procedure was subsequently incorporated in the current standing orders 202 and 203 adopted on 5 May 2004, and
(c) since the adoption of the right of reply procedure, the Privileges Committee has presented 30 reports recommending the incorporation of a right of reply in Hansard.
2 That the Privileges Committee review the right of reply procedure including, but not limited to, the possible introduction of an appropriate time limit on requests for rights of reply.
3. That the Committee report by the last sitting day in June 2012.