Far-right activist Neil Erikson has been chastised by a Melbourne judge for talking "rubbish" and creating stunts 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 inflammatory video in which former senator Sam Dastyari was called a "terrorist".
The convicted stalker and racial vilifier, who is linked to far-right groups Patriot Blue and United Patriots, was taken to court in December by his previous employers Toll, who claimed Erikson wore their uniform in his videos to damage their brand.
He was found guilty of contempt for breaking an order that he not publish photos or footage showing himself wearing clothes emblazoned with Toll's logo.
Erikson appeared in court on Tuesday wearing a Toll vest, but said it was his property, having purchased it at an op shop last week.
Judge Suzanne Jones told him the move was "childish" and "pathetic" and suggested he remove the vest and throw it in the rubbish.
Erikson replied by asking if he had to remove it.
"You can keep wearing it but you just enjoy the media attention," Judge Jones said.
Erikson said that wasn't true.
"I'm just punching up against big corporations," he said.
"That's just rubbish," Judge Jones replied.
Erikson argued he'd made a "really conscious effort" to comply with the court orders, and that it was an "oversight" material had been left on his YouTube and Twitter pages because he had so many social media accounts.
Erikson argued he should not be punished as he was an unemployed forklift driver, couldn't pay a fine and didn't have anything of value to be repossessed, so the only option for the court was a period of incarceration.
Speaking outside court, Erikson said he wore the vest - which had the letter "R" inserted in the word "Toll" - to "prove how petty and pathetic" the company is.
"I bought this from an op shop last week. I own it. I had the Victorian police call me up and investigate me for a theft of Toll's uniform. It shows you the utter hysterical behaviour that Toll shows," he told reporters.
"This is the elite picking on me. They sacked me in Tassie and this is my only defence - trolling Toll. I don't have money. I don't have a bunch of barristers.
"I had to defend myself and the only weapon I've got is my humour and my trolling ability."
He said he was willing to sell the shirt back to Toll for $2.
"I've got the receipt. They didn't want to give me the $2 so I guess I'm keeping it. It's my shirt."
Erikson stopped working for Toll in 2014 but worked for them again in Tasmania in 2017 before being sacked.
The matter was adjourned to a later date for determination.
Toll declined to comment while the court matter was ongoing.