The appeal concerned in large the conviction and sentence of 6 months for contempt of court. The contempt flowed from failure to answer and produce records at an enforcement hearing. The genesis of the action flows from a $200 electricity bill which was originally disputed, culminating in subsequent costs orders and enforcement warrant (before the contempt conviction) of $31,644.22.
The appeal was dismissed both as to conviction and sentence.
Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack