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Publication prohibited: a history of the biggest suppression orders in Victoria

Publication prohibited: a history of the biggest suppression orders in Victoria

From underworld killings to high-level corruption scandals, here are some of the biggest stories which have been gagged by Victoria's suppression order regime.

Taxonomy of takes: how the media is covering the George Pell verdict

Taxonomy of takes: how the media is covering the George Pell verdict

Australian media went into meltdown following the conviction of Cardinal George Pell. Crikey looks at the taxonomy of hot takes...

Suppression orders and lawyers’ arrogance undermine democracy

Suppression orders and lawyers’ arrogance undermine democracy

The resort to suppression orders by our courts undermines faith in the legal system and is used by the legal industry to avoid scrutiny.

Suppression orders ‘pointless’ while tech giants go unregulated

Suppression orders ‘pointless’ while tech giants go unregulated

Facebook, Google, even Amazon should 'fess up to the fact that they're publishers and act accordingly, say experts.

And the Wankley goes to … Shane Dowling, for gleefully ignoring the justice system

And the Wankley goes to … Shane Dowling, for gleefully ignoring the justice system

Shane Dowling says he did no more than journalists do every day, but His Honour rather disagreed.

‘It’s a minefield’: media treads carefully in reporting Hinch’s maiden speech

‘It’s a minefield’: media treads carefully in reporting Hinch’s maiden speech

Derryn Hinch's maiden speech was certainly a doozy, with the Human Headline using his parliamentary privilege to "name and shame" convicted paedophiles. But how did the media report the speech?

Vic judge’s suppression order spray ruffles legal eagle feathers

Vic judge’s suppression order spray ruffles legal eagle feathers

Does Victoria issue too many suppression orders? The Chief Justice says no -- but interestingly, the state's Attorney-General is staying mum.

Why the media breached Bayley’s suppression order

Why the media breached Bayley’s suppression order

Jill Meagher's murderer was charged with more horrific crimes after the Meagher case was concluded. But a broad-ranging suppression order tried to prevent the Victorian media from reporting on his insidious history.

WikiLeaks reveals (not so) superinjunction

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.

Stop press! The <em>Herald Sun</em> front page that never was

Stop press! The Herald Sun front page that never was

There was drama at the Herald Sun last night when a court ordered it to ditch its front-page story at the last minute. What happened and why?