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Dossier    June 23, 2017  
Mixed media affairs

New actions against Fairfax and Nationwide News from a TV presenter, a professional gambler, a bodyguard, a greyhound trainer and a sheik … Appeals by a racehorse trainer and a convicted drug felon … Rebel Wilson set to appear as the defendant in NSW Supreme Court … Mediation imminent for Jamaican cricketer … APC chair resigns due to “persistent personal attacks” ... more

Dossier    June 20, 2017  
Google on a high

Interesting times ahead for the law and the internet as High Court of Australia grants special leave to the Melbourne man who successfully sued Google and Yahoo! ... Issues of publication and defamatory meaning to be determined ... more

Dossier    May 19, 2017  
Press freedom in Sydney, Melbourne and Ontario

Freedom of speech the subject of several events here and overseas … Medals, discussions and lawsuits in Sydney, Melbourne and Canada ... more

Dossier    May 12, 2017  
The jury's out, or is it?

Fairfax seeks clarification on juries in the Federal Court and on the contextual truth defence (again) ... Celebrity defamation action in Melbourne and Sydney … Google and Yahoo make fresh strike out application …. Settlements, apologies, mediations and new actions ... more

Dossier    March 15, 2017  
Lies, damn lies and defamation

Some usual (and unusual) suspects feature in defamation actions around the country … New proceedings filed over stories in The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Gold Coast Bulletin, The Courier Mail, The Daily Mail and on Channel Nine, 2GB and your ABC … Big-ticket trials in Melbourne and Perth … Mr Fluffy settles ... more

Dossier    March 7, 2017  
Utter contempt

More contemptuous conduct by notorious blogger who calls himself a journalist … Bigger and better apologies feature in two recent high-profile settlements ... more