The University of Melbourne’s Centre for Advancing Journalism, and the Centre for Media and Communication Law, are hosting a public panel to discuss the use of suppression orders in Victorian courts – what that means for the principle of open justice, and what it means for journalists.
Dr Denis Muller will chair a panel discussion between retired Supreme Court Judge Frank Vincent, who wrote the review of the Open Justice Act currently before parliament; Jason Bosland, director of the CMCL, one of the leading researchers in this area; and two of the reporters who covered the trial throughout but were forbidden from writing about it until the gag lifted, Melissa Davey, Melbourne bureau chief for The Guardian, and Lucie Morris-Marr from The New Daily.
The panel will be held on Wednesday 13 March at 6pm in the William McMahon Theatre in Old Arts on the Parkville campus.
The event is free, but please register to ensure your seat. You can book at Eventbrite by clicking here.