Live streaming of public inquiries


The ICAC may publicly live stream the proceedings of its public inquiries to enhance its ability to perform its statutory function of exposing corruption.

Live streaming would occur via this website, which means that external internet users (members of the public and others) will be able to view the proceedings via a desktop or laptop computer, smart phone or tablet.

If a witness wishes to raise concerns about their evidence being live streamed, they may make written representations to the Commission, however, the discretion remains with the Commission as to whether or not any exemptions to live streaming will apply.

Any live stream would be provided on the condition that it is not recorded, published or shared in any form. This includes video and audio recordings, and still images from the live stream.

Media representatives may publish live-streamed material on the condition that it is not used, or permitted to be used, for any purpose other than public reporting of the proceedings of the Commission.

Failure to abide by the terms and conditions may result in a live stream being discontinued. The live stream may be muted or suspended at any time, including:

(a) when the Commission has exercised its power to exclude the public from a hearing

(b) where a relevant non-publication order is in place

(c) for the welfare of witnesses or other people.

Exhibits will not be included as part of the live stream, however, subject to any non-publication orders, they will be published on the relevant investigation web page.

In addition to the live stream, the Commission publishes transcripts of each day’s proceedings on the relevant investigation web page.

Users are advised that viewing the stream will consume approximately 1GB of their data per hour.