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Jul 30, 2014

WikiLeaks reveals (not so) superinjunction

WikiLeaks' revelation of a Victorian Court gag order recalls that the overuse of such orders can be defeated by the threat of online exposure.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

The penchant of Victorian courts for throwing suppression orders around like confetti came unstuck overnight with WikiLeaks publishing an injunction by the Victorian Supreme Court. Victorian courts have a history of being willing to issue gag orders.

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3 thoughts on “WikiLeaks reveals (not so) superinjunction

  1. Keith Kube

    Are superinjunctions designed to prevent those overseas from knowing? If so they appear ineffectual.

    If the superinjunctions are to keep the Australian public ignorant, they may have some success.

  2. Mike Smith

    Streisand forgot what she sang:

    Can it be that it was all so simple then?
    Or have courts gagged every line?

  3. AR

    I wonder how much longer the intertubes will be able to function as a burr under the saddle of power? For all the ‘freedom’ it now offers, can some tekky (Stilgherian, perhaps?) explain what happens when the megacorps which own servers decide the freedom lark has gone too far?

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