Saturday August 24 2013
– Brisbane’s Courier-Mail has pleaded guilty to a breach of the Family Law Act in its coverage of a custody battle over four Italian sisters.
The Australian Federal Police launched an investigation after the paper last year published the names and photographs of the sisters at the centre of the dispute. The photos were published on May 15th and 16th last year, prompting a complaint from the Chief Justice of the Family Court.
The matter was mentioned in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday. Barrister Jeff Hunter, for the newspaper, told the court the publisher intended to plead guilty to four counts of contravening the Family Law Act – Marissa Calligeros