Did Google Commit Contempt of Court?

On 4 April 2019 Google Australia sent a reply to my complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). I complained because my address was published online in a legal removal request sent to a third party website lumendatabase.org. This website is funded by Google LLC and Australian removal requests are published in links that are produced in response to the persons name. It is a way of punishing Australians for requesting removal. Apparently some parts of the removal requests are redacted although enough of the links to the defamatory content are published so that any people whop search can find it.

The document was published around the time that Google LLC was served with my second claim. It is evident that Google was trying to ensure that the published content about me found defamatory in a Supreme Court remained accessible in its search engines.

The Google Australia reply contained an email that was extremely relevant to my case in Duffy V Google [2015] SASC 170 (27 October 2015). However it was NOT discovered despite notice to the defendant. On 14 April 2019 I filed a contempt of court application in the South Australian Supreme Court. This application was filed because, after years of attempts by Google to bully and scare me, I have really had enough of them!

His Honour Justice Blue asked me at an ex-parte hearing to provide case law that intentional failure to disclose is contempt of court.

Clearly I am not a lawyer but I did represent myself in the trial and in a subsequent argument on the progression of my second claim against Google LLC. So, with the help of a friend with a law degree I went to the local law library.

The hearing is on Wednesday 5 June 2019. My filed copy can be downloaded from my cloud drive at this link. This is a paid account (i don’t trust Google Drive) and downloads are virus-free.