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Wednesday, 27 February 1985
Page: 334

Motion (by Mr Young) agreed to:

(1) That the following matters be referred to the Joint Committee on the Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings for inquiry and report:

(a) the televising of the proceedings of the Houses of the Parliament and their committees in the present and the new Parliament House, and

(b) the radio broadcasting of the proceedings of the Houses of the Parliament and their committees including the continuous and simultaneous broadcasting of both Houses.

(2) That the committee, for any purposes related to this inquiry, have power:

(a) to appoint a sub-committee consisting of 2 or more Senators and 2 or more Members of the House of Representatives, 2 members of the sub-committee to form a quorum of the sub-committee;

(b) to appoint the chairman of any sub-committee who shall have a casting vote only, and at any time when the chairman of the sub-committee is not present at a meeting of the sub-committee, the members of the sub-committee present shall elect another member of that sub-committee to perform the duties of chairman at that meeting, and

(c) to refer to such a sub-committee any matters into which the committee is instructed to inquire.

(3) That a sub-committee appointed by the committee for any purposes related to this inquiry have power to authorise publication of any evidence given before it and any document presented to it.

(4) That for any purposes related to this inquiry, the committee or any sub-committee have power:

(a) to send for persons, papers and records,

(b) to move from place to place, and

(c) to consider and make use of any evidence and records of the committee appointed in the 33rd Parliament.

(5) That the foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as are inconsistent with the Standing Orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders.

(6) That a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting its concurrence.