Former Wannon candidate Tess Corbett could face Supreme Court over tribunal breach

A decision on Tess Corbett’s matter will be made within three weeks.

A decision on Tess Corbett's matter will be made within three weeks.
A decision on Tess Corbett’s matter will be made within three weeks.

A DECISION will be made within the next three weeks on whether former Wannon candidate Tess Corbett will be taken to the Supreme Court over her refusal to apologise for comments likening homosexuals to paedophiles.

The matter returned to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) on Monday.

The Lake Bolac grandmother had failed to comply with an NCAT order to publish an apology in the Sydney Morning Herald after she was found guilty of vilifying homosexuals on three occasions during her 2013 election campaign for Katter’s Australian Party.

Ms Corbett’s lawyer attempted to re-agitate the original matter on Monday, but this was dismissed.

If the decision is made to refer Ms Corbett’s matter to the Supreme Court, it could potentially elevate the punishment, even opening up the possibility that Ms Corbett could be jailed for her breach of the NCAT order.

 

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Author: Garry Burns

Gary Burns is an Australian anti-discrimination campaigner. He successfully tested the homosexual vilification provisions of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 with a complaint of personal homosexual vilification against broadcaster John Laws and Sydney radio station 2UE that concluded in his favour in 2002.[1] Burns went on to front public interest cases against high profile figures and media establishments for unlawful homosexual vilification.

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