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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 102PF

Grounds for making an order

             (1)  The court may make a suppression order or non-publication order on one or more of the following grounds:

                     (a)  the order is necessary to prevent prejudice to the proper administration of justice;

                     (b)  the order is necessary to prevent prejudice to the interests of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory in relation to national or international security;

                     (c)  the order is necessary to protect the safety of any person;

                     (d)  the order is necessary to avoid causing undue distress or embarrassment to a party to or witness in criminal proceedings involving an offence of a sexual nature (including an act of indecency).

             (2)  A suppression order or non-publication order must specify the ground or grounds on which the order is made.



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