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

It is obviously important to protect the institutional integrity and independence of the judiciary – but the judiciary and judicial decisions should not be immune from criticism.

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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.

It is obviously important to protect the institutional integrity and independence of the judiciary.

However, it is also important that the judiciary and judicial decisions are not immune from criticism – particularly when the issues concerned involve matters of such high public importance as Australia’s response to terrorism.

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

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