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Reference received: 14 July 1998
Report 100: Contempt by Publication [PDF, 1Mb], June 2003
A summary of the Report was also published.
Tabled in parliament: 16 September 2003
NSW Law Reform Commission Media Release - Contempt by publication (16 September 2003).
Legislative action: Court Information Act 2010
Judicial citation: Anderson v Hassett (No 2)  NSWSC 1444, 
Discussion Paper 43: Contempt by Publication, July 2000[A summaryof the Discussion Paper was also published]
Judicial citation: Hogan v Hinch  HCA 4 
To inquire into, and report on, whether the law and procedures relating to contempt by publication are adequate and appropriate, including whether and in what circumstances, a person against whom a charge of contempt is found proven should be liable topay, in addition to any criminal penalty, the costs (of the government and of the parties) of a criminal trial aborted as a result of the contempt.