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Contempt    April 20, 2017  
Jane Doe 1 & 2 v Shane Dowling

For the second time in as many years a NSW blogger has been found guilty of contempt … NSW Supreme Court Justice Ian Harrison finds his breaches of suppression orders “intentional, wilful and deliberate” and warns that imprisonment could be the penalty this time … Daniel Ahern reports ... more

Contempt    February 20, 2017  
DPP v Krystal Johnson & Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd (No 2)

A Victorian Supreme Court judge has sent a message to media companies that deadline pressures are no excuse for publishing news without proper checking and editorial controls …Yahoo!7 fined $300,000 for sub judice contempt, but journalist gets a good behavior bond ... Daniel Ahern reports ... more

Contempt    February 20, 2017  
DPP v Krystal Johnson & Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd

Yahoo!7 and journalist who cut and pasted material for a news story involving evidence not before the jury in a murder trial found guilty of contempt … The “golden rule” of court reporting was ignored in favour of “commercial objectives” ... Daniel Ahern reports ... more