On Monday, ABC TV’s Four Corners program will reveal how a man was wrongly accused in the William Tyrrell investigation. William Tyrrell disappearance leads to suspicion falling on Bill Spedding Bill Spedding, a washing machine repairman, was accused of abducting three-year-old William Tyrrell, who disappeared on 12 September, 2014 from the front yard of a Read more about Four Corners: Bill Spedding, Wrong Man Targeted in William Tyrrell Case, Speaks Out[…]
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 in essence that each of the defendants were not merely conduits for the comments. They Read more about Dylan Voller Wins Landmark Social Media Defamation Case[…]
Have you ever had an image, video or post about you that you prayed would never go viral? The reality is that the widespread use of the Internet means that such content spreads like wildfire. Some of this content can be extremely personal and cause more harm than just embarrassment. In May 2014 the European Read more about The Right to be Forgotten… Should it Exist in Australia?[…]
Sexual harassment allegations against two prominent actors, Geoffrey Rush and Craig McLachlan, have made prominent headlines in major newspapers. Both actors have denied the allegations and initiated defamation proceedings against the newspapers. The Case of Geoffrey Rush Late last year, the Daily Telegraph published articles alleging that actor Geoffrey Rush “inappropriately” touched a female colleague Read more about Actors make Defamation Claims against Newspapers for #metoo Inspired Sexual Assault Allegations[…]
In the wake of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory, we have been heartened to see other State and Territory governments conduct reports into the conditions of their own juvenile detention centres. However, what has emerged from these reports are chilling stories of abuse, self-harm & the Read more about Improper practices in youth detention: a national crisis?[…]
Take a group, and split it into two. Each half is asked to comment on a case. The first group gets their information about the case from a newspaper. The second reads a summary of the court documents. You won’t find a better metaphor of the divide between the informed and the misinformed than this Read more about Media, Misinformation and Punitiveness: The Unholy Trinity[…]
Last night Peter featured in a news piece about Bill Spedding’s bail conditions on Channel 9: you can find out more about the full story here.