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Contempt    March 23, 2009  
R v The Herald & Weekly Times Pty Ltd

Victorian Supreme Court Justice Thomas Smith fines The Herald Sun $25,000 over two contempts in which a gangland informer was identified. The respondent’s remorse was “significantly qualified” he said ... more

Contempt    March 23, 2009  
R v General Television Corporation Pty Ltd

Supreme Court of Victoria fines Channel Nine $15,000 for “careless” contempt over gangland widow Judy Moran’s naming of four prosecution witnesses during an interview with Libby Gore on “The Catch-Up”. Justice Thomas Smith finds it a serious breach and records a conviction ... more