Hinch challenges the constitutional validity of suppression orders

Thursday 25 November 2010 @ 11.53 a.m. | Legal Research

Broadcaster Derryn Hinch has appeared before the High Court of Australia seeking to overturn charges against him relating to his public "outing" of sex offenders.

In September 2008 Hinch was charged with five offences pursuant to the now repealed Serious Sex Offenders Monitoring Act 2005 (Vic) (Act).

Charges were brought against Hinch in the Magistrates' Court after he named two sex offenders at a public rally in June 2008, and published the men's names on the internet in contravention of a suppression order that had been made in the County Court of Victoria.

Click here to read the Middleton's article on the Mondaq website.

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