Legislative changes affecting suppression orders will be tested in court today in a case involving a South Australian MP charged with child pornography offences.

Attorney-General John Rau fast-tracked amendments to suppression laws, which took effect yesterday.

Court proceedings suppressed the name of a MP in a case where it had earlier been revealed.

The amendments mean a court can revoke statutory suppression orders in cases involving sex offences, if it is satisfied it is in the public interest.

Mr Rau said he believed, in the particular case involved, the suppression on the MP's identity should be removed.

"It is in the public interest to be lifted, no question about that," he said.

"I don't have a special standing in the court where they have to listen to me any more than they listen to anyone else, but it's my intention that the Government's point of view, my point of view that I've just expressed to you will be heard by the court."

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