Name Suppression, 60 Minutes etc

Warning: Vanity Post

In case you failed to notice there has been quite a bit of press lately about me.

Last night 60 Minutes screened a piece about me:

Whale watch: The Cameron Slater interview

My comments on the name suppression changes:

Suppression tightening welcomed (3:40): TVNZ

Fame isn’t enough – govt to amend name suppression – 3News

Additional coverage of Name Suppression:

Name suppression rules set to change
By ANDREA VANCE Being famous is no longer a good enough reason to get name suppressionfrom the court, Justice Minister Simon Power has said. 

Name suppression rules need to be tougher (press release)
Labour believes rules around name suppression need to be consistent and tougher, says Labour Justice spokesperson Lianne Dalziel. …

Changes announced today welcomed (press release)
Changes announced today to tighten criteria for the granting of name suppression have been provisionally welcomed by the national Media Freedom Committee. …

Blogger on name suppression
Newstalk ZB
The blogger who’s railed against name suppression says proposed changes are a step in the right direction but don’t go far enough. 

Fame isn’t enough – govt to amend name suppression
3News NZ
By Rebecca Wright The Government is making changes to the rules regarding
name suppression, saying that being famous is not enough reason to keep a …

Name suppression changes signalled
Otago Daily Times
The proposals include automatic name suppression for child victims and substantial penalties for breaches of suppression orders. 

What about the internet?
Newstalk ZB
An internet and media consultant believes there are glaring holes in proposed new legislation aroundname suppression orders. Lance Wiggs says overall the …

Celebrity suppression clamp first step
Justice Minister Simon Power announced proposals yesterday to tighten criteria for name suppression and impose harsher penalties for breaching orders. 

Name suppression changes – a good thing?
3News NZ
Justice Minister Simon Power has announced a set of criteria for granting namesuppression rather than leaving it to a judge’s discrection.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.