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Jun 20, 2018

Media Files: The Australian guilty of contempt of Victorian court

The Australian has pleaded guilty to charges of contempt of court after it published a series of articles detailing CFMEU boss John Setka's now dropped blackmail charges.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

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Oz guilty of contempt. The Australian has pleaded guilty to contempt in Victoria over a series of stories about CFMEU boss John Setka before he faced court last month, The Age reports. In the stories, published in April and May last year, the Oz referred to Setka's criminal history, revealing the details of his convictions. Charges against Setka were dropped by prosecutors last month.

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