Parliamentary Hansard Process

   

Hansard Monitoring

 
House of Assembly Chamber. 
Microphones at each desk record the day's events.
House of Assembly Chamber. 
The Hansard monitor sits above the chamber, digitally recording the day's proceedings and using a tape backup system.
Legislative Council Chamber. 
Microphones are located at the main desk and along each set of bench seats to record the day's events.
Legislative Council Chamber. 
The Hansard monitor sits in the chamber, digitally recording the day's proceedings and using a tape backup system.
   

Hansard Transcription

 
As the digital audio is recorded in either chamber, it is transmitted through the network where Hansard transcribers create Miscrosft Word documents. The Tasmanian Parliament use FTR Gold as their digital audio system.
Two of the senior staff who produce the transcript and draw sections together after editing for publishing on the Parliament web site.
When the upper and lower houses of Parliament are sitting the 20-strong transcription area is working flat out.
Hard copy of the transcription is generated and sent to each member for further correction.
   

Hansard Editors

 
Hansard Editor of Debates and associate editors are responsible for the production of Hansard.
Since FTR Gold digital audio system has been installed, the Hansard subeditors edit the transcripts online.
   
Once the digital audio has been transcribed, the subeditors check the transcripts and make corrections.

Once the five-minute turns have been edited, they are drawn together and published on the intranet.

When corrected, the final version is posted on the internet as a text-searchable document.