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Media guidelines for public hearings

The Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme recognises that the media has an important role to play in reporting on its work.

The Commission will be conducting a number of public hearings. Dates and locations of public hearings will be published on the Hearings page of the Commission's website.

Attending a public hearing

All media attending a public hearing are required to sign in each day and show their media credentials on request.

Seating in the hearing room will be limited. A small number of seats will be made available for media.

No filming, sound recording or still photography is permitted in the hearing room, including the public gallery and witness box. It is also not permitted in the area outside the hearing room including the lift area and stairwell.

A media room will be available and will include TV monitors for viewing the live broadcast of proceedings. High definition outputs will be available for TV and radio.

Live streaming, video and transcripts

Live streaming of public hearings will be made available through a webcast from the Commission’s website.

Video recordings and transcripts will be published to the Commission’s website following each hearing day.

Non-publication directions

The Commissioner has powers to direct that any evidence not be published. A non-publication direction order may be made, varied and/or lifted during a public hearing.

It is the responsibility of the media to comply with any non-publication orders.


Interviews with witnesses, Counsel Assisting and members of the public will not be facilitated by the Commission.


Media enquiries should be directed to or phone 0499 972 876.


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