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This reference was part of the Community Law Reform Program
Reference received: 16 October 1982
Report 39: Sound Recording of Proceedings of Courts and Commissions: The Media, Authors and Parties, March 1984
Tabled in parliament: 8 May 1984
Judicial citation: Stefanovski v Murphy  2 VR 442
Issues Paper 4: Proceedings of Courts and Commissions - Television Filming, Sound Recording and Public Broadcasting, Sketches and Photographs, March 1984
To inquire into and report on the following matters:
(1) whether tape recording or other recording of court proceedings the proceedings of Royal Commissions and the proceedings of Commissions of Inquiry under the Special Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1983 by -
representatives of publishers and broadcasters (including, representatives of the press and of radio and television broadcasters);
a person who is or intends to be the author of a book or article devoted entirely or in part to the proceedings;
the parties to legal proceedings, persons granted leave to appear before a Royal Commission or a Commission of Inquiry, and their legal representatives or anyone or more of them;
any other person.
should be permitted in New South Wales and if so on what conditions.
(2) Any related matter.