A NEW POLICY – MAKING COURT REPORTING EASIER
On 5 December 2007, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW issued a policy permitting the media to use tape recorders during court proceedings for the purpose of preparing fair and accurate reports of those proceedings.
A journalist wishing to take advantage of the policy must apply for permission to the Court’s Public Information Officer. The Officer’s contact details are:
Tel: 02 9230 8190
Mob: 0411 235 740
Fax: 02 9230 8667
In making the application, the journalist must also give certain undertakings to the court, including that they will not permit any recording to be broadcast on radio, television or the internet or used in any way other than for the preparation for publication of a fair and accurate report of the proceedings.