Technology in the Chamber
What are the broadcast lights in the Chamber?
The lights behind
the Speaker and on the wall opposite the Speaker’s
Chair are turned on when the proceedings of the House are
being broadcast. Parliamentary proceedings are broadcast on radio
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The proceedings
of the House of Representatives and the Senate are aired live
days. On days when it is not broadcast live, House of Representatives
Question Time is recorded and shown on ABC television later
in the week.
Why are there cameras on the Chamber walls?
The cameras on the walls
of the Chamber are part of an in-house sound and vision system.
The system records proceedings
in the Chamber for television and also transmits a live broadcast
building. This allows Members to keep up with events
Chamber while they are working in their offices. A live
broadcast of proceedings
in the Chamber is also available on the Internet.
technology in the Chamber
Each Member’s seat is fitted
with a network connection for lap-top computers, as are the central
Table and the Clerk’s