Defamation law and the new serious harm test

The new NSW serious harms test is identical to that in the UK, so could their case law be instructive here?

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.

GoFundMe: The gift that keeps on giving?

A closer look at the complex legal issues raised by crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe.

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.

Defamation reforms: Much Ado About Not Much

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

World’s defamation capital no more? NSW passes reforms

Long-awaited amendments to the Defamation Act 2005  have passed in NSW.

Toeing the (on)line in defamation law reform

Australia’s defamation laws were written in 2005, when today’s newspaper was tomorrow’s fish-and-chip wrapper. They went out of date almost immediately, so where do we…

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

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.