Victoria Police use Facebook to serve intervention order

The Police’s own press release.

All papers, including the interim intervention order, the extract, explanation and contacts were transcribed was typed out into private messages and sent to the respondents account.   A video was recorded of Leading Senior Constable Walton reading the Interim order to the accused, as if the Respondent was being directly spoken to – and served.

It sounds like the order was for substituted service, after all other attempts to serve proved fruitless.

Watch the video (and be served) (after the ad).

Is an accepted practice developing? In an IP practice, why not ex parte orders, interlocutory injunctions …?

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