1. Parliamentary Privilege
are recognised as proceedings in Parliament and are accorded
the same protection as proceedings in the House of Assembly
2. Opening Procedures and Calling
Upon arrival please
make yourself known to the Committee Secretary. When
it is your turn to give evidence you will be asked by
the Chair to state your full name and the capacity in
which you appear before the Committee. The Chair will
also ask you if you wish your evidence or part of your
evidence to be taken in camera. (Section 5 below
deals with in camera evidence.)
The Secretary will
then administer a declaration as prescribed by the Evidence
3. Documents Tendered
If you have made a
written submission, the Chair will ask you whether you
wish to amend your submission.
Once any changes, alterations
or additions have been noted, the submission and any
additional documents tendered as evidence, such as diagrams,
maps, videos etc, will be included in the Committee's
records as exhibits.
4. Examination of Witnesses
Before inviting members
of the Committee to ask questions, the Chair will give
you the opportunity to make a statement in support of
the submission. Questions will then be directed to you
by the Chair and members of the Committee. These questions
are designed to clarify aspects of your submission, to
seek information relevant to matters within the Committee's
terms of reference and to allow you to amplify any points
made in your submission. Generally the intention is to
help the Committee go beyond the written submission.
5. In Camera Hearings
If, before or during
the hearing of evidence, you consider that information
to be provided by you, or requested by a member of the
Committee is confidential you may make application to
have your evidence or part of it, heard in camera.
Evidence taken in camera, although recorded by
Hansard, is not made available to anyone but members
of the Committee and the witness concerned, and may not
be tabled in the House .
If an application is
made for evidence to be taken in camera, the Committee
will consider the application and inform the witness
whether it will grant the application.
6. Additional Material
you consider that you cannot answer a question or provide
at the hearing, you may seek permission to provide a
written answer or additional material at a later date.
7. Recording of Evidence
The Parliamentary Reporting
Service (Hansard) will record the proceedings of the
public or in camera hearing. A copy of
the transcript may be provided upon request. Conditions
8. Further Advice
If you require any
further information concerning the Committee's hearing,
please contact the Committee Secretary.
House of Assembly
Hobart, Tas. 7000
Telephone: (03) 6233 2248 Fax: (03)