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Sources    December 18, 2013  
Helen Liu v The Age Company Ltd & Ors

Last orders, or not … The long and bitter battle over disclosure of The Age’s sources continues in the NSW Supreme Court, with Justice Lucy McCallum set to decide another threshold question almost four years after publication ... more

Sources    August 7, 2013  
Shield laws tested

Gina Rinehart loses sources disclosure battle as a landmark judgment in WA upholds journalists’ shield laws … Media lawyer Peter Bartlett reviews the decision in light of several current challenges ... more

Sources    June 14, 2013  
Setback for protection of journalists' confidential sources

Confidential sources could be exposed after a recent decision in the NSW Supreme Court finds journalists’ privilege doesn’t apply to informants … Gail Noe reports ... more

Sources    April 19, 2013  
Nicholas McKenzie & Richard Baker v Magistrates Court of Victoria & Anor

Fairfax journalists off the hook as Victorian Court of Appeal overturns an order that they reveal their sources … The magistrate who issued the summonses didn’t have the power to do so ... more

Sources    March 19, 2013  
The unappealing truth about The Sunday Times

Ex-wife of former UK cabinet minister convicted of perverting the course of justice after The Sunday Times hands over confidential emails between her and the paper’s political editor … Paul Karp reports on the end of an extraordinary affair ... more

Sources    February 21, 2013  
The Age Company Ltd v Helen Liu and the NSW Attorney General

The Age loses its appeal over an order to disclose the sources of a story alleging Chinese businesswoman Helen Liu bribed former defence minister Joel Fitzgibbon … NSW Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum’s judgment deemed “clear and carefully reasoned” ... more