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R140 Reforming the Law of Contempt of Court: A Modern Statute
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Letter to the Minister
What is the law of contempt?
Why is the power important?
Why should we reform the law?
Overview of recommended reforms
Structure of the Report
Chapter 2 Publication contempt
Chapter 3 Disruptive behaviour in the courtroom
Chapter 4 Juror contempt
Chapter 5 Non-compliance with court orders
Chapter 6 Abusive allegations and false accusations against judges and courts
Chapter 7 Inherent jurisdiction, prosecutions and penalties
Chapter 1 - Introduction
What is contempt of court?
Why is contempt of court important?
Why law reform is needed
Chapter 2 - Publication contempt
Protecting the integrity of a fair trial
Publication contempt in civil proceedings
The Issues Paper and submissions
Chapter 3 - Disruptive behaviour in the courtroom
Chapter 4 - Juror contempt
Chapter 5 - Non-compliance with court orders
The contempt of non-compliance
Related enforcement regimes
The Commission’s recommended reforms
Chapter 6 - Abusive allegations and false accusations against judges and courts
Issues with common law
Submissions on the Issues Paper
Chapter 7 - Inherent jurisdiction, prosecutions and penalties
Should the High Court retain its inherent jurisdiction to hold a person in contempt?
Administration of Justice (Reform of Contempt of Court) Bill and commentary
Title and commencement
Part 1 – Preliminary provisions
Part 2 – Provisions to promote and facilitate administration of justice
Part 3 - General provisions and consequential amendments
Schedule 1 - Transitional, savings, and related provisions
Appendix 1 - Court orders enforced by offence provisions
Appendix 2 - Administration of Justice (Reform of Contempt of Court) Bill
Appendix 3 - List of submitters and consultees
List of submitters
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