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Important note before reporting/republishing Youth Court decisions

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Applications for leave can be made:

  • to the presiding judge, via the registrar, at the court where the case was dealt with, or
  • through the Chief District Court Judge's Chambers:

1 Note that this requirement does not apply to bona fide professional or technical publications that meet the definition in s 148(2).