Privacy    January 3, 2008

State of Victoria v Nine Network

The Nine Network wins public interest argument over the accidental disclosure of some confidential documents by Corrections Victoria. Victorian Supreme Court Justice Osborn stops short of allowing the broadcaster to publish the remaining documents ... more


Privacy    February 9, 2007

Browne v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Gay chief executive failed in his attempt to prevent The Mail on Sunday from publishing details of his private life. The House of Lords refused an appeal by BP boss Lord Browne of Madingley, finding that his relationship with a Canadian man was “generally accessible” ... more


Privacy    January 29, 2007

Shari-Lea Hitchcock v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

Eastern suburbs party girl and former mistress of cardboard mogul Dick Pratt, Shari-Lea Hitchcock, wins a round against The Sun-Herald. Justice Henric Nicholas finds her social activities are not a matter of public interest and strikes out the newspaper’s defences ... more


Privacy    December 26, 2006

Associated Newspapers v Prince of Wales

The Mail on Sunday loses appeal in Prince Charles privacy case involving his personal journals. The English Court of Appeal found that the Prince of Wales’ right to privacy clearly outweighed the public interest, notwithstanding his candid comments about the Chinese ... more


Privacy    September 26, 2005

Channel Seven Perth Pty Ltd v “S” (a company)

Application by Channel 7 Perth under the Surveillance Devices Act refused by Supreme Court. Broadcast of secretly taped footage about employee sacking might “have a chilling effect on private speech” ... more


Privacy    July 22, 2005

Rivera v Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ABC documentary on a student legal centre gives rise to actions in misleading and deceptive conduct, breach of privacy, defamation and breach of confidence – all of which fail ... more


Privacy    February 18, 2003

Douglas v Hello! Ltd

Mr and Mrs Douglas fail to have Hello!’s defence struck out despite destruction of vital evidence. Plaintiffs permitted to amend their claim against the celebrity magazine ... more