(1) A person (including a party to any proceedings before the Court and any news media organisation) is not entitled to access court records that relate to proceedings in respect of a parentage order, except with leave of the Court.(2) An application for leave by a child of a surrogacy arrangement who is under 18 years of age can be made only with the consent of the person or persons who have parental responsibility for the child.(3) The Court can impose conditions on access granted by leave of the Court.(4) Section 21 of the Court Information Act 2010 applies in relation to a condition of access imposed under this section in the same way as it applies to a condition of access imposed under that Act.Note. Section 21 of the Court Information Act 2010 makes it an offence to disclose or use information for a purpose or in a manner that the person knows is contrary to a condition of access imposed by the Court.(5) The restriction on access imposed by this section has effect despite anything to the contrary in the Court Information Act 2010.(6) Rules of court may be made for or with respect to the grant of leave under this section.(7) In this section:
court record has the same meaning as it has in the Court Information Act 2010.
news media organisation has the same meaning as it has in section 10 of the Court Information Act 2010.