Parliament TV terms and conditions

If you or your organisation would like to reuse content from Parliament TV, please read the following terms and conditions as set out in Appendix D of the Standing Orders.

Live coverage of the proceedings of the House of Representatives is made available for television broadcast, webcast, and recording in other mediums to provide greater public access to the legislature. The coverage is made available on the following conditions:

  1. Any broadcast or rebroadcast of coverage must comply with the broadcaster's legal obligations.
  2. Coverage of proceedings must not be used in any medium for political advertising or election campaigning (except with the permission of all members shown), satire, ridicule, denigration, commercial sponsorship or commercial advertising.
  3. Reports that use extracts of coverage of proceedings and purport to be summaries must be fair and accurate.

Breach of these conditions may result in a loss of access to official television coverage, and may be treated as a contempt of the House of Representatives and proceeded against accordingly.

Parliament TV is broadcast under the authority of the House and is fully protected under the Parliamentary Privilege Act 2014. However, further communication of Parliament TV coverage does not have the same level of protection, as it is covered by only a qualified immunity. If you are in doubt about the footage that you wish to broadcast, you should seek your own legal advice.