Contempt by publication

Reference received: 14 July 1998


Report 100: Contempt by Publication (PDF, 1.6 MB) [PDF, 1Mb], June 2003

  • A summary of the Report was also published.
  • Tabled in parliament: 16 September 2003
  • Legislative action: Court Info​rmation Act 2010 
  • Judicial citation: Anderson v Hassett (No 2) [2007] NSWSC 1444, [13]​

Discussion paper

Discussion Paper 43: Contempt by Publication (PDF, 2.4 MB), July 2000
[A summaryof the Discussion Paper was also published] ​

​Terms of reference

To inquire into, and report on, whether the law and procedures relating to contempt by publication are adequate and appropriate, including whether and in what circumstances, a person against whom a charge of contempt is found proven should be liable to pay, in addition to any criminal penalty, the costs (of the government and of the parties) of a criminal trial aborted as a result of the contempt.

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