High Court of Australia

Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v Boral Resources (Vic) Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 21

17 Jun 2015

Case Number: M18/2015


French CJ, Kiefel, Bell, Gageler, Keane, Nettle JJ


Practice and procedure – Contempt of court – Discovery – Where proceeding brought under r 75. 06(2) of Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2005 (Vic) ("Rules") to punish appellant for contempt of court – Where appellant is a corporation – Whether a corporation may be ordered to make discovery under r 29. 07(2) of Rules in a contempt proceeding – Whether a contempt proceeding is a criminal proceeding or a civil proceeding.

Words and phrases – "accusatorial proceeding", "civil proceeding", "companion principle", "criminal proceeding".

Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic) – s 3, Pt 4. 3.

Evidence Act 2008 (Vic) – s 187.

Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2005 (Vic) – r 29. 07(2), O 75.

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