(1) A news media organisation is entitled to access to any of the following court information that is restricted access information unless the court otherwise orders in a particular case:(a) information contained in a transcript of proceedings in closed court,(b) information contained in a transcript of, and statements and affidavits admitted into evidence in, proceedings on a voire dire, but only after the conclusion of the proceedings in the course of which the voire dire proceedings are held,(c) information contained in a transcript of, and statements and evidence admitted into evidence in, proceedings on an application to a court for an order to prohibit or restrict the publication or disclosure of information,Note. Information in a court record referred to in paragraph (c) is restricted access information only during the proceedings. After the proceedings are concluded, the information will be open access information but entitlement to access will be subject to any order restricting or prohibiting publication or disclosure that results from the proceedings.(d) information contained in a court record if the only restricted access information the record contains is personal identification information,(e) information contained in the brief of evidence in criminal proceedings,(f) information contained in a record admitted into evidence that is a document in written form or that can readily be reproduced as a document in written form.(2) The court may in a particular case impose conditions on the way in which access to court information is to be provided under this section or that restrict the disclosure or use of court information to which access is provided under this section.(3) A news media organisation must not publish any personal identification information to which it obtains access under this section except with the permission of the court or of the person to whom the personal identification information relates.
Maximum penalty: 250 penalty units.(4) The entitlement to access under this section is in addition to the entitlement to access to open access information.(5) In this section:
news media organisation means a commercial enterprise that engages in the business of broadcasting or publishing news or a public broadcasting service that engages in the dissemination of news through a public news medium.