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Suppression Articles from 2017
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Suppression    August 20, 2017  
Open justice v suppression orders: Tales from the front line

Suppression orders continue to pose a real problem for the media … How do they work and why are they so freely granted? ... News Corp Australia in-house counsel Larina Mullins reports on a recent case from the front line and reviews the current state of play in our courts ... more

Suppression    July 19, 2017  
Tariq Khuja v Times Newspapers Lt and Ors (formerly known as PNM v Times Newspapers Limited and Ors

Long-running battle for anonymity brought by a man who was investigated over child sex abuse claims ends in a victory for the media and the public interest … Media Lawyer’s Mike Dodd reports on a recent and significant decision of the UK Supreme Court … more

Suppression    March 22, 2017  
State of NSW v Graham Kay

Lawyers for The Daily Telegraph succeed in getting suppression order pertaining to the “North Shore rapist” lifted … NSW Supreme Court Justice Ian Harrison rejects the serial sex offender’s arguments on two grounds – necessity and futility, and includes a warning to “anonymous contributors” ... more

Suppression    March 20, 2017  
Lloyd Rayney v The State of Western Australia (No.8)

A rare win for open justice as WA Supreme Court refuses to suppress the identity of a key witness in criminal barrister Lloyd Rayney’s defamation action against the State of WA … Nick Stagg reports ... more

Suppression    March 3, 2017  
Nationwide News Pty Ltd v Qaumi, AW v R

NSW Court of Criminal Appeal expresses scepticism about the effectiveness of takedown orders in two judgments that have had non-publication orders lifted this week … Considerations of futility, necessity, prejudice and jurors’ conduct feature … Daniel Ahern reports ... more

Suppression    February 8, 2017  
Suppression city

The same old non-publication order regime emerges early in 2017 … Media succeeds in revoking one set of orders involving the trial on murder charges of Sydney property developer Ron Medich … Otherwise, open justice is closed for business ... more