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

12 October 2018 - the Victorian Law Reform Commission has been 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.  

The Commission will consider all types of contempt in its review, including:

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

The commission is to report by 31 December 2019.  Links to the full terms of reference can be found below.

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