The law of contempt of court is not based on Acts of Parliament. It is based on a long-standing power of the Supreme Court to protect the work of the courts from interference. It has developed over centuries through decisions made by courts.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says, in a free society, a person is entitled to criticise the conduct of the courts or of a judge, but a different standard applies when talking about cases that are before a jury. Are there any limits to what you...