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Parliament T&C

Broadcasts of proceedings of the Commonwealth Parliament, including broadcasts of its committees, are made available to provide greater community access to the national legislature.

Copyright of the parliamentary broadcast belongs to the Commonwealth Parliament and no unauthorised use may be made of that material. Making copies of material such as music may also be in breach of copyright of a third party.

The Commonwealth Parliament makes the broadcast material available on the following condition :

    i. The material shall not be used for :
    • political party advertising or election campaigning
    • satire or ridicule
    • commercial sponsorship or commercial advertising
    ii. The television broadcasts are continuous and while in that complete and unaltered state are protected by parliamentary privilege. Extracts or excerpts of the broadcast are protected if they constitute fair and accurate reports of proceedings.

The Commonwealth Parliament is not liable for any loss or damage arising from use of the material or from delays or interruptions to the service.

These conditions shall be in force until new conditions of access are determined by the Parliament, or by the Presiding Officers on behalf of the Parliament.

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