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Sources    December 14, 2015  
Protecting journalist sources

Slowly but surely Australian courts are applying the new shield laws protecting journalists from disclosing their sources … Media lawyer Peter Barlett reviews this trend in the wake of an important Victorian decision ... more

Sources    December 9, 2015  
Antonio Madafferi v The Age & Ors

Strong judgment in favour of the protection of sources … Melbourne man named as mafia boss by The Age loses bid to identify the sources for a series of stories … Journalist privilege prevails ... more

Sources    November 13, 2015  
Draft Bill "will give police routine access to sources"

Journalists’ sources under threat in the UK as parliament prepares to ratify the Investigatory Powers Bill … Gavin Millar QC warns that clause 61 could be used routinely by police to identify confidential contacts … This article from Media Lawyer ... more

Sources    March 24, 2015  
Helen Liu v The Age Company Ltd & Ors

The Age wins battle to protect confidential sources five years after Chinese Australian businesswoman Helen Liu first wanted to find out who they were … Protection comes at a high price – the statutory qualified privilege defence – as Justice Lucy McCallum stays her original disclosure order ... more