Man holding tweet sign: New defamation laws and how they affect you

Defamation Reforms

NSW Parliament passes legislation to change defamation laws The NSW Government recently approved amendments to current defamation laws. The new laws will change how the practice of defamation operates. While the new bill is yet to be enacted into legislation, […]

Newspaper Reader Defamation Libel

Successful Outcome in Preliminary Defamation Proceedings

A potentially defamatory “Australian” article In February 2019, The Australian published several online and print versions of an article entitled “NDIS provider did time for fraud“. The articles described Ms. McPhee, an individual with previous fraud convictions. The article explained […]

Dylan Voller Wins Landmark Social Media Defamation Case

Media Release – 24/06/2019 Former youth detainee Dylan Voller launched defamation action against three media organisations over comments made by public users on the respective Facebook pages of those organisations. Today in the Supreme Court of NSW, Justice Rothman found […]

Channel 7 Hosed-out in Yirrkala Community Case

MEDIA RELEASE – 13/06/2019 On 13 March 2018 on its Sunrise Breakfast program, Channel Seven broadcasted a segment with the title, “Aboriginal Adoption, Proposal for White Families Should Take in Abused Kids”. The segment, headed by host Samantha Armytage, was […]

Geoffrey Rush Wins $2.9 Million on #MeToo Defamation Case

Geoffrey Rush was awarded a staggering $2.9 million after winning his defamation case against The Daily Telegraph. The Oscar-winner, 67, was wrongfully accused of “inappropriate behaviour” towards a female co-star in a series of reports by the newspaper publication. Record […]