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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 273

Tape recording of meeting of council or committee prohibited without permission

273 Tape recording of meeting of council or committee prohibited without permission

(1) A person may use a tape recorder to record the proceedings of a meeting of a council or a committee of a council only with the authority of the council or committee.
(2) A person may, as provided by section 10 (2) (a) or (b) of the Act, be expelled from a meeting of a council or a committee of a council for using or having used a tape recorder in contravention of this clause.
(3) If any such person, after being notified of a resolution or direction expelling him or her from the meeting, fails to leave the place where the meeting is being held, a police officer, or any person authorised for the purpose by the council or person presiding, may, by using only such force as is necessary, remove the first-mentioned person from that place and, if necessary, restrain that person from re-entering that place.
(4) In this clause,
"tape recorder" includes a video camera and any electronic device capable of recording speech, whether a magnetic tape is used to record or not.



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