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Privilege Articles from 2004
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Privilege    November 3, 2004  
Millane & Ors v Nationwide News Pty Ltd t/a Cumberland Newspaper Group

Rare triumph of truth, s.22 qualified privilege and comment of a stranger all succeeding to defeat action by real estate agents against The Mosman Daily. Calderbank offer declined by plaintiffs but application by newspaper for indemnity costs rejected ... more

Privilege    October 1, 2004  
John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v Patricia June O'Shane

Lange qualified privilege should extend to defamed judicial officers, urges Fairfax in appeal against outcome of Pat O’Shane trial. O’Shane says this would be a “licence for irresponsible journalism” ... more

Privilege    August 2, 2004  
Ainsworth v Burden

Now that the application to strike out the action on grounds of absolute privilege has failed, Len Ainsworth’s case may be the last of the grand old full jury defamation trials in NSW ... more

Privilege    July 20, 2004  
Erglis v Buckley

Republication made under parliamentary privilege can go to damages in defamation case against other parties. Privilege of parliament not impugned says Queensland Court of Appeal ... more

Privilege    May 27, 2004  
Herald & Weekly Times Ltd and Bolt v Popovic

Here is a report of the expedition hearing in Popovic, heard in chambers before Hayne in March. It sets out the issues and what HWT thought the High Court needed to decide ... more

Privilege    May 6, 2004  
Gutnick v Dow Jones & Co Inc (No 4)

According to Justice Bernard Bongiorno, the High Court’s decision on qualified privilege in Bashford requires a “narrow focus both as to subject matter and audience”. Joe Gutnick has Dow Jones’ defences struck out ... more

Privilege    February 29, 2004  
Erglis v Buckley

Parliamentary privilege prevents pleading of further damage arising from defamatory letter republished in parliament ... more

Privilege    February 19, 2004  
Bashford v Information Australia Pty Ltd

Justice McHugh digs in against High Court revisionism on common law qualified privilege ... more