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Agency ID1850
TitleState Reporting Bureau
Agency TypeBusiness unit or division
Start Date 1/7/1926
End Date 31/5/2013
Date NotesN/A

Provides court reporting services

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Series IDTitleFromTo
4508Court Transcripts 1/7/1926 9/6/2013
8601Annual Reports - State Reporting Bureau 1/1/1927 31/12/1960
10475Index to Series I Appeal Transcripts 1/1/1931 31/12/1955
18004Series 'I' Appeals Transcripts 1/1/1931 31/12/1955
10474Index to 1965 - 1973 Court Transcripts 6/1/1965 27/7/1973
19826Letters and Memos 26/5/1987 3/7/1989
19827Transcripts 4/7/1987 7/2/1989
19828Interviews 23/11/1988 9/12/1988
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
40Premier and Chief Secretary's Department 1/7/1926 26/9/1963
122Premier's Department 26/9/1963 19/6/1972
19Department of Justice (I) 20/6/1972 7/12/1989
33Department of Justice and Corrective Services 7/12/1989 11/4/1991
100Department of Justice (II) 11/4/1991 24/9/1992
34Department of Justice and Attorney-General 24/9/1992 26/2/1996
120Department of Justice (III) 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
8620Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II) 29/6/1998 31/5/2013
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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
1071Hansard Reporting StaffGovernment reporting
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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1926, vol CXXVI, No 181, p.1923
Queensland Government Gazette 1972, vol CCXL, No 68, p.1126
Queensland Government Gazette 1972, vol CCXL, No 85, p.1523
Department of Justice Annual Report 1987-1988 p.31
Department of Justice Annual Report 1990-91 p.12
Department of Justice Annual Report 1995-96 p.33
Queensland Government Directory 1999 p.209
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered The Department of Justice Act, 1957
Evidence and Discovery Act 1867-1977
The Evidence (Attestation of Documents) Act 1937-1950
Evidence Act 1977-1986
Recording of Evidence Act 1962
Recording of Evidence Regulation 2008
Judicial Review Act 1991
Freedom of Information Act 1992
Right to Information Act 2009
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The State Reporting Bureau was established in July 1926 with a staff of 5 reporters. The Bureau has over its lifetime provided a recording and/or transcription service using computer assisted transcription and audio recording for proceedings of the Supreme and District Courts, Magistrates Courts, Court of Criminal Appeal, Industrial Relations Commission, the Land Appeal Court, Royal Commissions, the Sugar Cane Prices Board, the Local Government Grants Commission and various tribunals and commissions of inquiry. It also provides a transcription service for police records of interview. The agency's main product is the documentary transcript of proceedings in hard copy.

Within government the Bureau offers a comprehensive recording and transcription service for conferences, meetings, appeals and committees.

State Reporting Bureau has operational centres in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Maroochydore, Southport, Toowoomba and Ipswich and is also able to provide a reporting service outside these areas as required.

Reporting methods utilised include the Computer-assisted transcription [CAT], Audio recorded transcriptions and a remote audio/video service with a hard copy produced from the tapes.

Court reporting
Parliamentary reporting (this function ceased when the Section, Hansard Reporting Staff, was established on 20 June 1972)

The State Reporting Bureau was known as the Court Reporting Bureau from 1972 - 1991.

The State Reporting Bureau ceased to operate on 31 May 2013. The functions and activities of the bureau were outsourced to Auscript Australasia Pty Ltd by April 2013, and the Transcript Co-ordination Team (TCT) commenced operation. TCT is a business unit in Justice and Attorney General.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1850, State Reporting Bureau
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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