A convicted conman has been found guilty of contempt of court twice during defamation proceedings brought against him by cabinet minister Michael Ferguson.
Kane Dallow breached two separate court orders, firstly by publishing a new video, and secondly by failing to take the video down from YouTube in time.
The defamation case centres on a video that Mr Dallow uploaded to YouTube and his Tas News 24 website on November 29 which included an interview with an anonymous woman making "serious" allegations against Mr Ferguson, along with an email exchange Mr Dallow had with the Premier's office.
He then published a second video on December 1 as an "update" to the first video, repeating the allegations against Mr Ferguson, and using Twitter to promote the two videos with links.
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Mr Ferguson launched defamation proceedings on December 2, in which the Federal Court made an interim injunction that Mr Dallow remove both videos from viewing and not republish "the allegations made against [Mr Ferguson] in the first and second videos" for seven days.
They were removed, but Mr Dallow had posted a second tweet repeating the allegations, while the emails with the Premier's office remained online that night.
On December 7, Mr Dallow published a third video called "Legal Update" which made reference to the allegations from the first two videos, referred to as "a form of incorporation by reference" by Justice David O'Callaghan.
The matter returned to court on December 9 when updated orders were made requiring Mr Dallow to remove the third video within two hours of receiving the orders.
Justice O'Callaghan described the breach of the order as "a deliberate one", and said Mr Dallow's belief that he could repeat the allegations in a third video were "fanciful and untruthful".
A solicitor acting for Mr Ferguson was monitoring the YouTube channel and website, and noted that the third video remained online about 10.15pm that evening. He emailed Mr Dallow, and the video was removed 20 minutes later.
Representing himself, Mr Dallow said he was unable to remove the videos from YouTube or his website within two hours due to the time taken to travel back to his home in Legana.
Justice O'Callaghan accepted this in regards to the website, but found that he could have used a mobile application to take the video down from YouTube, and so the second contempt of court charge was proven.
Justice O'Callaghan said it amounted to another deliberate refusal to comply with the court order.
He also described as "absurd and untruthful" Mr Dallow's claim that he believed he could not discuss the orders with Justice Richard White on December 9 .
The matter will return to court for penalty and costs on a date to be fixed.
The defamation proceedings are ongoing.