Submission on the Courts Bill 2013

Barnardos. (2013). Submission on the Courts Bill 2013.
Barnardos welcomes the introduction of the Courts Bill 2013 which will allow the press access to the courts in family and child care proceedings subject to certain restrictions including ensuring the anonymity of the parties to the case is maintained. Judges will have the power to exclude reporters or restrict their attendance if they think it is necessary to preserve the anonymity of a party to the proceedings or a child, or that it is considered to be in the best interests of the child or if the evidence is likely to be personally sensitive information or prejudicial to a criminal investigation.