Audio Recording

As at the 28 January 2020, the Full Council resolved to record and upload the minutes of the Full Council meeting (excluding confidential matters) for the purpose of aiding transparency and accountability to the public of its decision making and to increase accessibility. All future Full Council meeting audio recordings will be placed on this page.

Disclaimer

Audio recordings are a free public service and are not an official record of Council meetings. The audio recording will capture public participation during the meeting. Audio recordings will be made of all Council meetings and uploaded onto this webpage after the meeting. For a copy of the official public record, please refer to the Agendas and Minutes page.  A copy of the minutes of each meeting will usually be available by close of business on the Friday following the meeting.

Protection and Consent

Audio recordings captured at Council meetings will not provide members of the public, Elected Members or Staff present immunity from defamation proceedings in relation to behaviour or statements made during the course of the meeting. The Local Government Act 1999 may however, provide some protection for Elected Members or Administration for an honest act or omission in the exercise, performance or discharge, or purported exercise, performance or discharge of the member’s or council powers, functions or duties under the Local Government or other Acts.

Individual opinions or statements made during the course of the Council meetings are not the opinions or statements of Council.

By participating in Council meetings, individuals consent to the use and disclosure of the information that they share at the Meeting (including any personal or sensitive information given), for the purposes of the Council carrying out its functions. Individuals also consent to the disclosure of that information to any person(s) who access recordings of City of Mitcham Full Council meetings.

Audio recordings are the property of the City of Mitcham. The reproduction of a recording/s requires the permission of the City of Mitcham as reproduction may be subject to copyright protection under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Please telephone 8372 8888.

Technical Difficulties

While every effort will be made to ensure the audio recording is available, City of Mitcham takes no responsibility for, and cannot be held liable for the audio recording, if MixCloud is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond its control.

Technical issues may include, but are not limited to:

  • the availability of the internet connection
  • device failure or malfunction
  • unavailability of media platforms
  • power outages.