Hansard transcript production and editing


Our next general meeting will be on Wednesday 24 April at 6:30pm. You can attend either online by a Zoom webinar, or in person.

To register to attend in person visit the Trybooking page by 3 pm on 24 April. Registering helps us with catering, but isn’t essential.

Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024
Time: 5:45 pm (on site), 6:30 pm (webinar)
If you’d like to join others at dinner after the talk, see the details below.

About the presentation

Donna Christophers, Director Hansard, who will speak about the process of editing and producing Hansard, from the spoken word to the final written record, including the challenges involved and the resources used.

About Donna

Donna has worked for the Australian parliament for 33 years, including over 26 years with Hansard. Initially a Hansard editor, she then moved into Hansard management. As Director Hansard, Donna manages a team of approximately 60 staff who work in a fast-paced environment to transcribe, edit and publish the parliament’s chamber and committee transcripts.

To attend in person

Please register on the Trybooking page by 3 pm on 24 April if you wish to attend in person. Registering helps us with catering. You are always welcome to attend in person if you haven’t registered.


The Durie Room
St Mark’s National Theological Centre
15 Blackall St (not Blackall Place)
See MAP.


The room opens at 5:45 pm. The presentation begins at 6:30 pm.

Need to cancel?

Return your ticket directly into the TryBooking system to make it available for someone else.


We plan to dine from 7:30pm at La Rustica By the Lake at Kingston Foreshore after the presentation. Please join us to continue the conservation and get to know your fellow editors better. Booking is essential so we can confirm bookings with the restaurant.

La Rustica by the Lake
21 Eastlake Parade
Kingston Foreshore


To attend the webinar (via Zoom)

A link for the Zoom meeting will be supplied to all members by email. If you are not a member and wish to attend by Zoom, please send an email to the contact email address you will find on the About page and ask to be sent a link. Please do not pass on your link to other people.

The webinar audience can use Zoom’s Q&A functionality to ask questions or offer opinions. (You will not be able to see the presentation or participate in the Q&A if you attend by phone call.)

The webinar will not be recorded.