Throughout this sitting week, AAP's photographers and bureau chief in Parliament House have been banned from working in the building. This is the publication's punishment for taking photos of protesters in the gallery in the House of Representatives in the last sitting week of 2016.

The punishment came due to a breach of the rules set by the speaker, and the president of the Senate, over what media can and can't do within the halls of power. AAP isn't the first, but often most journalists get off with a warning, or a reminder and a request to delete the photos. For example, journalists shared photos online of Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull looking at their phones and watching the US election results in November. Filming screens is banned, and the photos were subsequently deleted.