Explainer: why three government ministers might face contempt of court charges

June 15, 2017

Lorraine Finlay, Lecturer in Law, has co-authored the article for The Conversation

Lorraine Finlay and Joshua Forrester from Murdoch’s School of Law have published an article on The Conversation explaining why three Turnbull Government Ministers are potentially facing contempt charges before the Victorian Supreme Court.

The article comes after Victoria’s Supreme Court ordered three Turnbull government ministers – Greg Hunt, Alan Tudge and Michael Sukkar – to appear before the Court on 16 June 2017 to explain why they should not be referred for prosecution for contempt of court.

“This case is extremely unusual. It is one thing to criticise the statements the ministers made – and the Judicial Conference of Australia was quick to do so. It is quite another for the court to threaten contempt proceedings,” the authors say.

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