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CFMEU unionists unlikely to be found in contempt of court: expert

Could thousands of union members rallying outside court this morning have committed a legal offence?

The protesters chanted ‘Johnny Setka is innocent’ as they marched down William Street in a show of solidarity with two union bosses charged with blackmail.

Tom Elliott was stunned by the vocal protest, ahead of CFMEU boss John Setka and Shaun Reardon’s appearance in court.

Just a week ago, Tom sat through a legal lecture with media law expert, Justin Quill, and was told one could be found in contempt of court if declaring someone’s innocence or guilt while the matter was still in court.

Click play to find out why the unionists probably won’t get into trouble

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