Federal

Nov 29, 2012

Parliament House media rules: satire in, Photoshop out

New Parliament House media guidelines have been released. It's a win for satirists (the Chaser guys are happy), but not for Photoshop fans in newspaper newsrooms.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

In an historic victory for political piss-takers, comedians will be allowed to use parliamentary footage to poke fun at politicians for the first time. The change, contained in new Parliament House media guidelines released yesterday, came after a submission from Chaser member Craig Reucassel, who has railed against the ban on The Hamster Wheel and in Fairfax papers this year.

“It’s fantastic,” Reucassel told Crikey this morning. “We haven’t been able to use parliamentary footage for our entire career.”

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