House of Representatives Committees

Joint Committee on the Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings

General principles relating to the radio broadcasting of parliamentary proceedings

Resolution adopted by the House of Representatives on 9 December 2013 and the Senate on 11 December 2013

The [House/Senate] adopts the following general principles agreed to by the Joint Committee on the Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings on 19 March 2013:

  1. Allocation of the broadcast between the Senate and the House of Representatives

    The proceedings of Parliament shall be broadcast live whenever a House is sitting. The allocation of broadcasts between the Senate and the House of Representatives will be in accordance with the standing determinations made by the Joint Committee on the Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings. It is anticipated that over time, the coverage of each House will be approximately equal.

  2. Re-broadcast of questions and answers

    At the conclusion of the live broadcast of either House, questions without notice and answers thereto from the House not allocated the broadcast shall be re-broadcast.

  3. Unusual or exceptional circumstances

    Nothing in these general principles shall prevent the Joint Committee on the Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from departing from them in unusual or exceptional circumstances.

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