Activist Erikson admonished by Vic judge

March 13, 2018

A judge has chastised activist Neil Erikson (right) for talking "rubbish" (file).

Far-right activist Neil Erikson has been chastised by a Melbourne judge for talking "rubbish" and acting simply because he enjoys media attention.

Erikson appeared in the Federal Circuit Court on Tuesday to find out whether he'd be punished for contempt linked to an online inflammatory video in which former senator Sam Dastyari was called a "terrorist".

Erikson argued he should not be punished and could not pay a fine because he was unemployed.

He was found guilty of contempt for breaking an order that he not publish photos or footage showing himself wearing clothes emblazoned with the logo of his previous employer, Toll.

On Tuesday Erikson appeared in court wearing a Toll vest which he said he bought at an op shop for $2.

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