In Australia, the Supreme Court of Victoria has order three government ministers and two journalists to appear before it to explain why they should not face contempt charges for eroding trust in the legal system. One minister reportedly said that “Labor’s continued appointment of hard-left activist judges has come back to bite Victorians.” Another allegedly warned that the courts “should not be places for ideological experiments in the face of global and local threats from Islamic extremism.”
The linked article offers as excellent explanation of the two forms of contempt available in Australia. Although these proceedings are apparently quite rare, they are still shocking to American sensibilities. First Amendment protections and respect for vigorous political speech would make prosecution of this sort unthinkable.
I would welcome any readers more knowledegable than I in Australian jurisprudence (not a high bar) to offer thoughts in the comments.