Sunday Star-Times Editor Cate Brett has resigned to take up a job as Senior Policy and Media Adviser to the Law Commission.
Fairfax have denied the rumour that they have appointed Nicky Hager as the new Editor
Professionally, I’ll be very interested in Brett’s new work:
Ms Brett, who has a long-standing interest in media law, is currently researching the impact of new media on free speech, including suppression and contempt of court.
I have on my list of things to try and organise, when I have the time, is a seminar involving Internet, media and legal industries regarding exactly those issues. The existing laws seem very unworkable in the Internet age. I don’t mean that Internet sites are exempt – but that Internet publishers often breach supression orders because they don’t know the detail of the supression order. There is no mechanism for publishers to check if something is supressed.Tags: Cate Brett, Law Commission, name suppression, SST