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Privacy    August 27, 2010  
DPP v Ben Fordham and Andrew Byrne

Channel Nine journalists escape prison terms and criminal records over breaches of the Listening Devices Act. NSW Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Fullerton finds that neither Andrew Byrne nor Ben Fordham knew they were breaking the law, because they were wrongly advised ... more

Privacy    July 30, 2010  
DPP v TCN Channel Nine Sydney, Andrew Byrne and Ben Fordham

A Current Affair reporter Ben Fordham and former producer Andrew Byrne found guilty of breaches of the Listening Devices Act. Their employer, Channel Nine, gets off scot-free ... more

Privacy    April 13, 2010  
DPP v TCN Channel Nine Sydney, Andrew Byrne and Ben Fordham

Counsel for Channel Nine, Bruce McClintock SC, argues that the former mayor of Waverley, Jim Markham was party to two recordings involving plans to torture and kill a male prostitute – so they couldn’t be private. Are producer Andrew Byrne and reporter Ben Fordham off the hook? ... more

Privacy    April 9, 2010  
DPP v TCN Channel Nine Sydney, Andrew Byrne and Ben Fordham

The temperature rises in courtroom 9B as a former male prostitute whom ex-Waverley mayor Jim Markham allegedly wanted tortured and killed, gives evidence. The trial of Channel Nine and two of its journalists over alleged breaches of the Listening Devices Act hears a new theory ... more

Privacy    April 7, 2010  
DPP v TCN Channel Nine Sydney, Andrew Byrne and Ben Fordham

The Crown’s key witness gets a stiff warning from Justice Elizabeth Fullerton after an afternoon of first-rate dissembling. Adam Tolmie’s evidence appears strangely at odds with what’s in front of him ... more

Privacy    April 6, 2010  
DPP v TCN Channel Nine Sydney, Andrew Byrne and Ben Fordham

The DPP’s case against A Current Affair producer Andrew Byrne, reporter Ben Fordham and Channel Nine for allegedly recording and broadcasting private conversations begins to sound like another series of Underbelly ... Sickening details of the proposed torture of a male prostitute allegedly ordered by the former mayor of Waverley ... more