Standing Order No 224 - Unauthorised disclosure of evidence and documents
Standing Order No. 224
Unauthorised disclosure of evidence and documents
(1) The evidence taken by a committee and documents presented to it, which have not been reported to the House, may not, unless authorised by the House or committee, be disclosed to any person other than a member or officer of the committee.
(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to:
(a) any proceedings of the committee that are open to the public and news media,
(b) any member of the committee or officers of the House or committee in the exercise or performance of their duties,
(c) press releases or statements made by a member of the committee on the authority of the committee,
(d) written submissions presented to a select committee and authorised to be published by the committee,
(e) any submission or document of the committee referred to any person for comment to assist the committee in its inquiry, and
(f) any document authorised to be published by the committee.
(3) Any person committing a breach of this standing order may be reported to the House.
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