Australian Broadcasting Corporation v Local Court of NSW [2014] NSWSC 239

APPEAL - Leave to appeal from non-publication and suppression orders made under the Court Suppression and Non-Publication Orders Act 2010 (NSW) and pseudonym orders

SUPPRESSION ORDERS - whether suppression and non-publication orders were necessary to prevent prejudice to the proper administration of justice - public interest in preserving confidentiality of informers - suppression orders that replicate statutory provision - public interest in open justice - need for sufficient particularity - orders not "necessary" - set aside

Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW), s 29, s 254
Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987 (NSW), s 15A, s 15B, s 15E
Court Suppression and Non-publication Orders Act 2010 (NSW), s 3, s 6, s 7, s 8, s 9, s 11, s 14
Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001 (NSW), s 52, s 53
Jury Act 1977 (NSW), s 53A, s 53C, s 68C

Mark Polden appeared for the ABC