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Uniform Defamation Act Articles from 2004
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Uniform Defamation Act    November 5, 2004  
Model Defamation Provisions

Commonwealth’s plan to go it alone propels the States and Territories to settle their differences and come up with new Model Defamation Provisions, which includes: removal of the right of most corporations to sue; defence of truth alone; a list of factors that go to “reasonableness’ in qualified privilege; indemnity costs if defendants unreasonably fail to settle; an end to split trials in NSW; judges to decide damages; general compensatory damages to be capped at $250,000; limitation period of one year (extendable to three); no provision for correction orders or other non-monetary remedies; and no suing from the grave ... more