George Pell media contempt case could have ‘chilling effect’ on open justice, court hears

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Lawyers for 36 Australian news organisations and journalists accused of committing contempt of court over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s sex abuse trial have told a hearing the case could have a…

  • Emma Younger
  • ABC

The news outlets and individuals, including the editors of The Age and Herald Sun newspapers, are accused of breaching a suppression order which banned reporting on Cardinal Pell’s first trial until the…

Barrister Matt Collins QC, representing the accused media, told the first hearing of the case in the Victorian Supreme Court that prosecutors needed to provide more detail about how it was alleged the…

“These are not…

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