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Privilege    November 16, 2013  
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks v Rebecca Healy & Anor

Northern Territory judge finds the ABC and 2012 Young Australian of the Year finalist behaved unreasonably when they published a radio broadcast accusing Aboriginal activist Rosalie Kunoth-Monks of branding her own community racist ... more

Privilege    August 9, 2013  
Benjamin Ives v State of Western Australia

WA Supreme Court upholds qualified privilege defence over statements made by WA police during a home visit … Media lawyer Carmel Galati looks at the implications for an action brought by a Perth barrister acquitted of murder ... more

Privilege    June 19, 2013  
Amanda Cush & Leslie Boland v Meryl Dillon

Long-running defamation action involving allegations of an extra-marital affair ends in defeat for the defendant on the grounds of malice … NSW District Court Judge Colin Charteris finds the conveyer of the rumour, Meryl Dillon, deliberately “misstated what she knew” ... more

Privilege    April 22, 2013  
Sylvia Enders v Erbas & Associates Pty Ltd & Anor (No. 2)

An email sent to 20 staff about absences from work is protected by both forms of qualified privilege – common law and section 30 … NSW District Court Judge Judith Gibson finds an absence of malice might well be sufficient for this “tempest in a teacup” ... more