News: Privacy Injunction Statistics, August to December 2011 – identifying the cases

18 03 2012

On 15 March 2012 the Ministry of Justice Published its first statistical report on privacy injunctions, covering the period August to December 2011.  The report showed that only 4 new privacy injunctions were granted during this 5 month period.  None involved the media. In addition, there were 3 hearings for the continuation or variation of interim injunctions. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Leveson Inquiry, Week 13 – Police, Fedorcio, crime reporters and Brett – Natalie Peck

18 03 2012

Last week was Week 13 of evidence at Leveson Inquiry. The Chairman heard from several crime reporters and more senior figures from the Metropolitan Police force, including head of press Dick Fedorcio (pictured), who has been heavily referenced in the evidence of others over the past two weeks. The last witness of the week was former “Times” in house lawyer, Alastair Brett. Read the rest of this entry »

Finkelstein or Frankenstein Report? – Richard Ackland

18 03 2012

Is the Finkelstein Report as dangerous as the media imagines? Richard Ackland looks at the major recommendations as well as some of the darker arts of journalistic practice not even mentioned in the report

Judging by mainstream newspaper reaction, Ray Finkelstein and Professor Matthew Ricketson are proposing a government funded monster to regulate every corner of Australia’s media. Read the rest of this entry »