Sources    October 22, 2009

Rebecca Hewitt v Pacific Magazines Pty Ltd

SA Supreme Court orders New Idea to disclose the source of a story which falsely alleged Bec Hewitt was having an extra-marital affair with her child minder. Judge Robert Lunn says paparazzi are not protected by the “newspaper rule” ... more


Sources    August 18, 2006

Edward Obeid v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

Justice Hoeben refused to grant preliminary protection to confidential sources. Sydney Morning Herald journalist Anne Davies testifies about the 2002 article that alleged former NSW minister Eddie Obeid was corrupt. ... more


Sources    August 16, 2006

Edward Obeid v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd

The second leg of Eddie Obeid’s defamation action against The Sydney Morning Herald over its Walkley Award winning Oasis investigation got underway with some stiff testimony from former NSW Premier Bob Carr ... more


Sources    June 17, 2006

Richard Talbot v Nationwide News Pty Ltd

Piers Akerman made a fundamental mistake in answering an interrogatory. He now says he didnt rely on Ross Turnbull as a source for his attack on NRMA director Richard Talbot. The defence seeks to withdraw and correct Akermans original answer. Judge Gibson suggests this must effect his belief in the information published ... more