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Contempt Articles from 2017
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Contempt    August 10, 2017  
Jane Doe 1 & 2 v Shane Dowling

A blogger who has flagrantly and persistently flouted suppression and take down orders in relation to the alleged affairs of Seven CEO Tim Worner with two Seven employees is sent to jail for contempt … NSW Supreme Court Justice Ian Harrison finds he breached the orders “enthusiastically” and continues to do so ... more

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

For the second time in three 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