For a lesson in how not to run a claim for public interest immunity, see the judicial critique of the woeful effort in Holloway v Commonwealth of Australia  VSC 317. Since succeeding in a claim for public interest immunity in WA v Christie (2005) 30 WAR 514, I’ve argued many of these cases. There are some basic lessons here:
- the deponent of your affidavit in support should read the all the documents the claim relates to ();
- the basis of redactions should be explained if it is not self-evident ()
- distinctions between reasons for redaction should be indicated (); and, above all,
- your claims should be consistent and not over material already in the public domain: .
The case can be found in JADE: https://jade.io/article/480393