Statement on Federal Court decision

The Federal Court today did not grant the eSafety Commissioner’s application to extend the interim injunction requiring X Corp to hide the material identified in the removal notice given to X Corp on 16 April 2024.

The removal notice required X Corp to take all reasonable steps to ensure removal of the extreme violent material of the alleged terrorist act at Wakeley in Sydney on 15 April 2024.

The interim injunction previously ordered by the Court would have expired at 5pm on 10 May 2024 but during the hearing on Friday, was extended to 5pm today.

The matter will return to Court for a case management hearing on Wednesday, 15 May 2024 at 9:30am.

The removal notice identified and required removal of the material from specific URLs on X (formerly Twitter) where the material was located, but did not extend to commentary, public debate or other posts about the event.

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