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Parliament on Facebook | The Advertiser

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QUESTION Time in State Parliament will today be streamed live on Facebook for the first time, as MPs seek to reach a bigger audience.

Speaker Vincent Tarzia said the broadcast, through a new House of Assembly Facebook page would increase “openness and accountability”.

Manager of Opposition Business Tom Koutsantonis said people could watch live as “all the Liberal MPs cross the floor”, providing “hours of fun for the whole family”.

Legislative Council President Andrew McLachlan said he would examine the the Lower House broadcast “trial” before considering if to extend it to his own chamber, which will next year start live tweeting the progress of legislation.