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Privilege Articles from 2003
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Privilege    December 17, 2003  
Herald & Weekly Times Ltd and Andrew Bolt v Jelena Popovic

Victorian Court of Appeal tightens the noose on the Lange defence. It doesn’t apply to remarks about judicial officers. From a media point of view the defence is practically unworkable. Of course, the journalist was “slipshod” ... more

Privilege    June 24, 2003  
O'Shane v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

Final submissions in important comment case. The Sydney Morning Herald also argues that Lange qualified privilege extends to discussion about the conduct of judicial officers ... more

Privilege    June 24, 2003  
Bass v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd

60 Minutes has a “derivative” qualified privilege to broadcast a reply to an attack on the subject of an interview. Malice and damages sent back to a jury by Court of Appeal … more

Privilege    April 7, 2003  
Gutnick v Dow Jones & Co Inc

Common law qualified privilege still standing as a defence for Dow Jones in Gutnick case ... more