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Contempt Articles from 2007
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Contempt    October 9, 2007  
State of Western Australia v Paul Armstrong

The WA Court of Appeal has dismissed contempt proceedings against The West Australian and its editor Paul Armstrong over a letter to the editor. The letter had no tendency to prejudice a fair trial and the DPP provided insufficient evidence. Trial judge was too trigger happy in discharging the jury ... more

Contempt    May 24, 2007  
NSW Bar Association v Nationwide News Pty Ltd & Ors

The NSW Bar Association’s attempt to prosecute Nationwide News for contempt over its coverage of former prosecutor Patrick Power’s sentencing has been adjourned. But not before its counsel, Bret walker SC, took a huge swing at The Daily Telegraph’s role as “self-appointed guardian of the need to prosecute a crime” ... more