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FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA ACT 1976 - SECT 37AA

Definitions

    In this Part:

"information" includes any document.

"news publisher" means a person engaged in the business of publishing news or a public or community broadcasting service engaged in the publishing of news through a public news medium.

"non-publication order" means an order that prohibits or restricts the publication of information (but that does not otherwise prohibit or restrict the disclosure of information).

"party" to a proceeding includes the complainant or victim (or alleged victim) in a criminal proceeding and any person named in evidence given in a proceeding and, in relation to a proceeding that has concluded, means a person who was a party to the proceeding before the proceeding concluded.

"publish" means disseminate or provide access to the public or a section of the public by any means, including by:

  (a)   publication in a book, newspaper, magazine or other written publication; or

  (b)   broadcast by radio or television; or

  (c)   public exhibition; or

  (d)   broadcast or publication by means of the internet.

"suppression order" means an order that prohibits or restricts the disclosure of information (by publication or otherwise).


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