[LINK] Bushfires Royal Commission Online

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue May 12 08:51:25 AEST 2009

The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission commenced public 
hearings 11 May 2009, in Melbourne 
<http://www.royalcommission.vic.gov.au/>. The Commission is streaming 
video and audio of the hearings via the Internet (but no online 
archive of the video), with written transcripts to be available 
later. The commission has an online "Make a Submission form". 
Practice Notes for those appearing are also available.

The transcript of Monday, 20 April 2009 is available. This is a 
226kbyte PDF document. For 57 pages of double spaced A4 text, this is 
a very compact file. The commission staff seem to have gone to some 
trouble to make sure the documents are easy to download.

The commission web home page passed an automated accessibility test 
at levels 1 and 2 (TAW 3.0). There was only one Priority 3 problem:

     Missing lang attribute: The primary language of this document 
has not been set (1)

         * Line 5: <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

The page also scored a reasonable 73/100 on the W3C mobileOK Checker.

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Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
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Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Australian National University 

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