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QLD Australian Law - Difference Between 'Sealed' and ' Suppressed' Witness Statements?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Jarrahli, 11 April 2016.

  1. Jarrahli

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    Under Australian Law, is there a difference between a witness statement that has been sealed by the judge and a witness statement that is subject to a suppression order, in regard to what is allowed to be published from that statement?
     
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    Sealed means it has been stamped with the Court seal and accepted into evidence. It doesn't mean sealed, as in closed and nobody can look at it. A suppression order, on the other hand, restricts the publication of the document.
     
  3. Jarrahli

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    The DPP has stated that my statement was not subject to a suppression order but the Magistrates court has stated that my statement is sealed and can only be opened by a magistrate or judge
     
  4. Jarrahli

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    So is the Magistrates court saying that my statement is part of a suppression order? If it is suppressed, what recourse do I have when someone publishes the information from my statement without my consent?
     

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