On 25 November the above email was sent in, instructing us to remove stories which the Department of Disability, Housing, and Community Services considered to be in breach of the Children and Young People Act 2008.
Those stories have now been removed.
But the larger issue is that they were doing nothing other than accurately, and in context, reporting on the published judgments of the ACT’s Supreme Court.
I humbly submit that any law which criminalises the act of disseminating information in published judgments of the court needs some more work.
Should the protection of the Act apply for all time in serious cases, particularly when there is ongoing criminality as an adult?