Contempt of court


Contempt of court: report

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.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Can you criticise the conduct of the courts or of a judge?

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...
Discussion paper

Contempt of court: consultation paper

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has published this consultation paper seeking input on its review of the law of contempt of court.