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Trial reports    November 28, 2006  
Edward Obeid v Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Eddie Obeids defamation trial against the ABC gets off to a confident start with the former NSW fisheries minister insisting that he wouldnt be in court at all if only the national broadcaster had apologised ... more

Trial reports    November 8, 2006  
Ron Cross v Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd

Scot Wheelhouse SC, appearing for The Courier-Mail, pulls no punches in his final submissions, accusing Acting Justice Cooper of prejudging the case. After five weeks and more than 150 exhibits, much is unravelling ... more

Trial reports    October 28, 2006  
Ron Cross v Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd

Wollongong businessman Ron Cross’ defamation trial puts the ethics of Gold Coast “marketeering” under the microscope and recalls what Somerset Maugham said of Monaco: “A sunny place for shady people.” ... more

Trial reports    September 13, 2006  
Edward Obeid v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

Eddie Obeid’s defamation trial concluded with some scary remarks from Justice Cliff Hoeben over whether or not Fairfax’s publication was reasonable in the circumstances. Bob Carr’s diaries emerge ... more