Model provisions for Suppression Orders

May 6, 2010 |

In a welcome development the Standing Committee of Attorneys – General have endorsed a model provisions for suppression and non publication orders.

Of particular interest is:

an online register will be established to improve the dissemination of information about suppression orders and provide for the distribution of details on a national scale; and

a register which will be a national ‘first point of contact’ with courts and tribunals providing basic data about whether a suppression order has been made in a particular case and relevant contact information enabling interested parties to make further enquiries.

Richard Ackland has an interesting piece (coincidentally) in today’s SMH on a speech given by David Levine, former New South Wales Supreme Court justice and general doyen of defamation law.

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