Open justice: Court and tribunal information (NSW).

Mainly for NSW readers but perhaps of wider interest is a new report of the New South Wales Law Reform Commission addressing Open Justice: Report 149.

The Commission recommends the introduction of a new Act setting out a framework for access to records on the court file in various courts. The new Act would also contain general powers to make non-publication, non-disclosure, exclusion and closed court orders.

The Commission further recommends liability protections (eg no action for defamation or breach of confidence can be brought against courts) and the creation of offences for unauthorised disclosures.

Further information is available in the executive summary of the Report.

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