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Elon Musk Tries To Have NSW Man Arrested For Exposing Tesla Safety Issues

An Australian Federal Court judge has rejected a request by the head of American automative company Tesla, Elon Musk, to have an arrest warrant issued against a man accused of uploading leaked documents by a whistleblower. Elon Musk is an...

Do I Have to Testify in Court? Explaining Witness Competence and Compellability

Being called to ‘give evidence’ – also known as as testify – in a criminal trial can be a daunting experience; something you may not want to do for any of several reasons – you may be worried about saying...

Evolution of Contempt of Court Charges

Contempt of court charges have existed as far back as the 12th century, when it was called, ‘Contempt of the King’ under Anglo Saxon Laws. During the reign of King Edward the Confessor and King William the Conqueror, the offence...

Political Prosecutions: Abusing the Justice Process for Political Advantage

The former first minister of Scotland’s devolved parliament was served papers which read, ‘Her Majesty’s advocate v Alexander Elliot Salmond’. It was a prosecution on 14  sexual offences  alleged to have occurred whilst Mr Salmond, the former leader of the...

The Offence of Contravening a Court Suppression or Non-Publication Order in NSW

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The very real impact and influence of media reporting and social media commentary upon high profile criminal trials in the past couple of years has led Victorian criminal defence lawyers to apply to have evidence withheld from the public ahead...

‘Noble Cause Corruption’: Police Committing Crimes to Achieve Criminal Convictions

Former New South Wales police detective Gary Jubelin is a hero in the eyes of the mainstream media, having recently be presented on countless news reports and shows such as ’60 Minutes’ and ‘Under Investigation’ as not just an expert...

Court Won’t Charge Presenters With Contempt, But Will Instead Ask Them For Undertakings

By now, most of the nation knows the story: Channel 10 presenter Lisa Wilkinson spoke glowingly of Parliament House sexual assault complainant Brittany Higgins during her Logies acceptance speech on 19 June 2022, causing the trial of defendant Bruce Lehrmann...

Channel 10 Hires Top Defamation Barrister and Warns Against Publicly Criticising its Presenter

It has been reported that television broadcaster Channel 10 has hired leading Sydney defamation barrister Dr Matthew Collins AM QC to go on the offensive against those who may defame presenter Lisa Wilkinson over comments she made during her Silver...

Television Presenter Could Face Contempt of Court Charges

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The trial of Bruce Lehrmann, the man accused of sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins in Parliament House in 2019, was due to begin in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory on Monday. But an acceptance speech by television presenter...

What is a Contempt of Court?

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A man has taken the extraordinary step of personally suing a Family Court Judge after he was sent to prison for contempt of court during family law proceedings. The story so far In 2018, Mr Stratford (his real name cannot...
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