More...    September 12, 2003

John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v Rivkin

Callinan J writes the leading judgment on jury “perversity” in s.7A defamation trials. The High Court sends five of Rene Rivkin’s imputations back for retrial. Scratchy differences between Kirby and McHugh ... more


More...    May 19, 2003

Pavy v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

Now two juries have disagreed with the NSW Court of Appeal – in both cases finding that an imputation of physical violence towards a child is not defamatory. Whither “perversity” now? ... more