Contempt of Court, Judicial Proceedings Reports Act 1958 and Enforcement Processes

Project Status:

Tabled in parliament

Start Date:

12/10/2018

Tabled in Parliament Date:

04/08/2020

Reference

In October 2018, the Victorian Law Reform Commission was asked to review and report on the law relating to contempt of court, the possible reform of the Judicial Proceedings Reports Act 1958, and the legal framework for enforcement of prohibitions or restrictions on the publication of information.  We considered all types of contempt in our review, including:

  • contempt in the face of the court
  • sub judice contempt
  • contempt by publication
  • juror contempt
  • contempt by scandalising the court.

The Commission delivered its report on 28 February 2020. It was tabled in Parliament and published on 4 August 2020.

The report and consultation paper can be viewed by following the links below.

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Project Stage

  • Terms of reference received
  • Submissions and consultations
  • Submissions closed
  • Final Report
  • Tabled in parliament

Publications

Publication Date

04/08/2020

The VLRC’s Contempt of Court report was tabled in Parliament on 4 August 2020. Read more
Publication Date

04/08/2020

The VLRC’s Contempt of Court report was tabled in Parliament on 4 August 2020. Read more
Publication Date

The Commission received the following submissions to its inquiry. Read more