Defamation and reform of the statutory defence of contextual truth

An analysis of why reform of the statutory defence of contextual truth is long overdue.

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An update on defamation damages reform

An examination of the amendments to section 35, which enacts statutory caps on awards of damages for non-economic loss.

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Defamation reforms: Much Ado About Not Much

An opinion piece on the contentious New South Wales defamation reforms.

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We are all publishers now: ignoring online comments no longer an option

Voller judgment makes it clear that businesses can no longer afford to ignore online comments. By ANGUS MACINNIS

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Reviewing defamation law for the digital age

PATRICK GEORGE examines the National Review of Model Defamation Provisions and the need to address the impact of social media on the world of publication.

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Googling defamation law

The challenge technologies pose for defamation law may be better resolved by adapting existing principles than by special rules for specific circumstances. By NICHOLAS OLSON.

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This time it’s personal: defamation claims against lawyers

There is an increasing tendency for solicitors to raise accusations of defamation during professional conflict. This brings more heat than light. By ELISSA BAXTER.

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Media reform: the next wave

The Media Reform Bill removes the last of the rules regulating cross-media ownership of commercial radio, commercial television and associated newspapers. By PROFESSOR DEREK WILDING.

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Hockey v Fairfax: who won and who lost?

The Hockey case provides a wider lesson for those contemplating bringing proceedings for defamation or defending them. It demonstrates the risk of investing substantial amounts of money…

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New mega-tribunal reserves space for freedom of information

On 1 July 2015, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Cth) became a new ‘mega tribunal’ with jurisdiction over administrative review, migration and refugee appeals, social security…

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