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Appeals    March 8, 2017  
Chief of the Defence Force v Bernard Gaynor

The Full Court of the Australian Federal Court has found an Army Reserve officer whose commission was terminated after he refused to stop espousing “extreme” anti-gay and anti-Muslim views, did not have a constitutional “right” to express his opinions … Lange implied freedom of political communication was wrongly determined at the first instance ... more

Appeals    February 21, 2017  
Madura Perera v Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Pty Ltd

A Sydney property valuer wins appeal over the striking out of his defamation claim … His clumsily pleaded claim in respect of identification and defamatory meanings could be “easily remedied” ... Naaman Zhou reports ... more

Appeals    February 21, 2017  
Yosef Feldman v Vic Alhadeff

Sydney rabbi loses appeal over the dismissal of another of his defamation claims – this one against the chief executive officer of the Jewish Board of Deputies … Naaman Zhou reports ... more

Appeals    January 24, 2017  
Google Inc v Milorad Trkulja

Interesting decision by the Victorian Court of Appeal finds for Google – not on the basis that it isn’t a primary publisher – but because the particular search engine results aren’t capable of being defamatory … Case brought by previously successful plaintiff may end up in the High Court ... more