SST Editor takes job at Law Commission

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.

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