[AustLII] [Databases] [Search] [WorldLII] [Feedback] [Help]

AustLII Research Seminars

You are here: AustLII >> AustLII Research Seminars >> 2014

AustLII's next lunchtime Research Seminar will be presented by Lyn Newlands, Family Court of Australia, on the topic What's in a name? (with apologies to Mr Shakespeare, aka Mr "Smith") - anonymising Family Court of Australia judgments. Details of the seminar topic and the speaker are below.

Date: 11 August 2014
Time: 12:00 - 1:00
Venue: AustLII Offices, Level 12, Building 10, 235-253 Jones Street, Ultimo - see map (PDF)

RSVP by Friday, 8 August 2014 to Cathy Quigley Tel: 02 9514 4921 or Email: seminar(at)

Please advise Cathy if you wish to be on the mailing list for future seminars.

Seminar Details

Topic: What's in a name? (with apologies to Mr Shakespeare, aka Mr "Smith") - anonymising Family Court of Australia judgments
Speaker: Lyn Newlands, Judgments Publication Coordinator, Family Court of Australia
Duration: The seminar lasts for an hour, including 20 minutes for discussion.


This presentation will briefly outline the reasons for the anonymisation of Family Court of Australia judgments prior to their publication on the internet. It will then describe the process undertaken by Judgments Publication Office staff to remove any information, including contextual information, that might lead to identification of the parties and their children, without disturbing the integrity of the Judges' reasons.

Biographical Note

Lyn Newlands has a background in law librarianship, commencing in the Minter Ellison library in 1988. She began work at the Family Court as a library officer in 2001 and, since 2007, has been the Court's Judgments Publication Coordinator. In that role, she manages all aspects of external publication of the Court's judgments, liaising closely with judges and chambers staff. She is also a member of the Court's IT team.


Presentation (PDF - 193KB)

AustLII: Feedback | Privacy Policy | Disclaimers