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Suppression    November 14, 2008  
Suppression Orders Review - Full Report

Australia’s Right To Know, a coalition of 12 media organisations, releases its findings after a five month national review of suppression orders – and they’re not pretty. It found most courts don’t keep records of orders and most orders are unnecessary. Media access to court documents is “difficult, if not impossible in some jurisdictions” ... more

Suppression    October 14, 2008  
Corruption and Crime Commission; Ex Parte West Australian Newspapers Ltd

The Western Australian Court of Appeal finds that media access to police interviews is a matter for the Corruption & Crime Commission’s discretion. WA Newspapers wins appeal over an interview with Simon Rochford, now deceased, played during the Mallard Inquiry ... more

Suppression    July 29, 2008  
Suppression orders under review

As the rise and rise of the suppression order threatens to erode open justice, Australia’s Right To Know, a coalition of 12 media organisations, has commissioned a national review. Prue Innes, the review’s research director, reports ... more

Suppression    February 20, 2008  
Section 11 Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987 Inquiry

Media groups and the Australian Press Council put their case to a NSW parliamentary inquiry into the naming of children in criminal proceedings. Amendments to the Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987 have induced “incredulity in newsrooms”, says Fairfax’s lawyer Richard Coleman ... more

Suppression    February 13, 2008  
Director of Public Prosecutions v Mr X

Victorian Supreme Court Justice Betty King stops Nine’s real-life gangland series Underbelly from going to air in Victoria tonight and takes a swipe at Channel Nine’s profit motive. GLJ has the full transcript of yesterday’s hearing and the judge’s ruling ... more

Suppression    February 12, 2008  
Christina Rich v Anthony Harrington & Ors

Media companies banned from seeing “irrelevant” documents in Christina Rich’s (pic) sexual harassment suit against PricewaterhouseCoopers. Federal Court judge Catherine Branson accuses journalists of sensationalism ... more