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Non-publication orders

66 Non-publication orders

(1) The tribunal may make an order prohibiting the publication of the following other than in the way and to the persons stated in the order—
(a) the contents of a document or other thing produced to the tribunal;
(b) evidence given before the tribunal;
(c) information that may enable a person who has appeared before the tribunal, or is affected by a proceeding, to be identified.
(2) The tribunal may make an order under subsection (1) only if the tribunal considers the order is necessary—
(a) to avoid interfering with the proper administration of justice; or
(b) to avoid endangering the physical or mental health or safety of a person; or
(c) to avoid offending public decency or morality; or
(d) to avoid the publication of confidential information or information whose publication would be contrary to the public interest; or
(e) for any other reason in the interests of justice.
(3) The tribunal may act under subsection (1) on the application of a party to the proceeding or on its own initiative.
(4) The tribunal’s power to act under subsection (1) is exercisable only by—
(a) the tribunal as constituted for the proceeding; or
(b) if the tribunal has not been constituted for the proceeding—a legally qualified member or an adjudicator.

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