Derryn Hinch is facing five criminal charges after allegedly breaching a court order not to name two sex offenders.

In a statement on Radio 3AW, the controversial broadcaster refused to back down from identifying the men, whose names had been suppressed by the County Court.

"I know I was morally right. Whether or not I was legally right is for the courts to decide,'' he said.

Hinch named the men during a public rally on the steps of Parliament to protest a law that extends the supervision of convicted sex offenders on their release from jail. [link=]Full article The Age[/link]