THE state's Auditor-General will be asked to investigate how courtrooms holding the potential jury pool for the Gerard Baden-Clay murder trial and the media covering the case, were recorded.

In documents obtained under Right to Information laws, the Department of Justice and Attorney General raised concerns in June last year, over "out of session" recordings of court rooms, which were referred to as "white noise".

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The courts included in the email raising the concerns included the Banco court, where the potential juror pool was held, the court where the jury was empanelled and the public overflow courtroom, which was set aside for the public and members of the media to view the "high profile matter".

The date of the email matches when the Baden-Clay case began in the Supreme Court.  The email details there was no requirement to record the additional court rooms.

Concerns over the recording of out of session proceedings had been raised by DJAG in the weeks before the Baden-Clay case began, with the emails showing Auscript introduced a change of process to leave recordings running after the court had been adjourned.

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