Family Law Blog

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  • Media Publication in Family Law Matters
    Posted by on 30 Aug 2013
    Family Law Matters are stressful and upsetting for all parties involved, as such, there are certain laws in place to help protect the identity of those involved in family law proceedings in the public domain. The Family Law Act prohibits the publication in a newspaper, on the radio or television, or by any electronic means, or otherwise in the public domain, the identification of a party to family law proceedings, a witness in the proceedings or any other person concerned with the proceedings. A consequence of breaching this law is a maximum of a one-year jail term. The Act includes a broad definition of what it means by identifying a person, including but not limited to the publication of their address, physical description or employment.