3.1 Recordings are permitted in the Plenary Hall providing that:
(1) they are made by accredited photographers/camera operators; and
(2) the recordings do not disrupt the schedule of parliamentary sittings.
The number of visual media representatives present during a sitting may be limited on the instructions of House of Representatives staff.
3.2 All recordings must be made as inconspicuously as possible.
3.3 When making recordings in the Plenary Hall, photographers and camera operators must remain out of sight and earshot of the President of the House of Representatives, MPs, ministers and clerks.
3.4 When making recordings in the Plenary Hall, photographers and camera operators are not permitted between the MPs’ seats, behind or between the government benches, behind the President’s chair or in the section where the parliamentary stenographers work.
3.5 It is prohibited to make recordings of the bench desks in the hall.
3.6 However, in the Plenary Hall, it is permitted to make recordings from the lobby corridors towards the hall.
3.7 The use of flash equipment and/or additional lighting is not permitted.
3.8 It is not permitted to take microphones (including radio-microphones, directional or boom microphones) etc. into the hall.
3.9 It is not permitted to use tripods in the hall and lobby area. As an exception to this, the use of monopods is permitted.
3.10 It is not permitted to make recordings in the Plenary Hall during votes. As an exception to this, recordings pointed towards the hall are permitted from the lobby corridors.
3.11 If camera operators or photographers are not making recordings, they must leave the hall and/or lobby area.
3.12 If the President of the House of Representatives announces that the sitting will be continued in private, any journalists present must immediately switch off recording equipment and leave the hall.
3.13 Reporters are not permitted to enter the Plenary Hall during the sitting. Having obtained permission from the Communications Department, reporters are permitted to record pieces to camera during adjournments.