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Screaming 'Siemer!'
It would be unsurprising to know that judges wake up in the night screaming the name “Siemer!” Their bete noire, Vince Siemer, languishes in prison on a contempt matter that has led to a seminal judgment from the Supreme Court.

The decision is important for its analysis of suppression of judgment and contempt and its consideration of issues relating to the Bill of Rights, with its heavyweight dissenting opinion from Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias.

 

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