Coat of Arms of the Cook Islands



Hansard is the traditional name for the printed reports of parliamentary debates in the Westminster system of Parliament.  It is the official edited reports of proceedings in the Parliament Chamber.  The Cook Islands Parliament still maintains this tradition.

Since self-government in 1965 Cook Islands Parliament has reported its proceedings in Hansard.  These reports are nearly verbatim as possible and are privileged.  They are also available for public reading at Parliament House.

Standing Orders 385 provides that all proceedings of Parliament are to be broadcast live over Radio Cook Islands.