One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has succeeded in temporarily gagging former party treasurer Ian Nelson from making more secret recordings public, preventing any broadcast on the ABC.
The injunction comes a week after 7:30 revealed a secretly recorded phone conversation between Hanson and Nelson, in an ongoing story surrounding the alleged donation of a light aircraft.
Hanson’s legal team applied to the court for Nelson and the ABC to be permanently stopped from “broadcasting, publishing, distributing, copying, using or dealing in any way with any recordings made by him of any telephone conversations” that concerns the business and affairs of One Nation.
Senator Hanson requested “…all recordings in the possession, custody or control” of either Ian Nelson and the ABC be delivered to her.
An interim order was made restraining Nelson until the court returns next Tuesday. Orders sought against the ABC do not currently apply.
Hanson has also been pushing for funding cuts to ABC in order to pass the media reform package.