The approach of the Commission

1.20 The Commission adopted a principles-based approach to whether reform to the common law of contempt of court, the Judicial Proceedings Reports Act and the legal framework for enforcement of prohibitions or restrictions on publication is necessary. To this end, the Commission’s consultation paper, discussed below, identified a number of key principles and sought stakeholders’ views on whether other principles were relevant.[8] These principles and views informed the Commission in reaching conclusions and making the recommendations in this report.


  1. Victorian Law Reform Commission, Contempt of Court (Consultation Paper, May 2019) 3-6 [1.13]–[1.27], Question 1.

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