A magistrate has refused an application for a suppression order covering witnesses to a case involving an Albury policewoman.
Nevertheless, at the time he agreed to impose an interim order until he made a final decision.
On Tuesday he dismissed the application, again referring to the principle of open justice as well as case law that set a precedence for such cases.
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Erin Louise Fry, 31, is facing a domestic violence-related charge of intentionally distribute image without consent.
Fry is yet to face court over the allegations, represented instead by Albury lawyer Mark Cronin.
She will, however, appear when the allegations are aired at a hearing early next year.
While the suppression order application was refused, that might not be the end of the matter.
Mr Brender said the interim order would remain in place for now, awaiting a possible appeal to the Supreme Court of NSW.
"I'd ask that it be stayed for 28 days while the DPP considers its position," a DPP representative said, via a video link to Sydney.
The one-day hearing previously had been set down for February 13, but yesterday was put back to the following day.
Meanwhile, the court was told yesterday that a brief of evidence against a Townsville man, 25, accused of murdering William Chaplin had not yet been finalised.
Mr Brender granted a defence request for the case against the man - who cannot be named - to be adjourned to November 19, the same date as his co-accused.
Mr Chaplin was last seen in Gerogery in 2010.