Imputations    February 22, 2018


The #MeToo movement has generated its fair share of litigation as alleged perpetrators shape-up to meet their alleged victims in court ... Defamation ... Geoffrey Rush v Daily Telegraph ... Craig McLachlan v Fairfax and the ABC   ... more


Truth    April 26, 2016

Malcolm Weatherup v NewsCorp Australia

Townsville jury finds former Townsville Bulletin court reporter was defamed by a snippet in Sharri Markson’s media gossip column … It’s not true that Malcolm Weatherup was “habitually intoxicated” and “incurred the wrath of judges” ... more


Truth    November 17, 2015

Paul Hudson v Susan Mellis

Another self-represented plaintiff loses his case, this time in the QLD District Court … Judge David Reid finds the solicitor/plaintiff’s demeanour “aggressive”, “strident”, “grossly offensive and rude” ... more


Truth    February 28, 2015

Sandra De Poi v Advertiser News Weekend Publishing Company Pty Ltd

Defamation action brought by the former partner of a South Australian Labor MP is dismissed … It’s true that Sandra De Poi knowingly engaged in dishonest electoral practices by wearing a bogus “Family First” T-shirt and handing out fake how-to-vote cards ... more


Truth    March 5, 2014

Anthony Allen v Laurel Lloyd-Jones

Re-hearing of “bullying” imputations pits former mayor of Bega Tony Allen against his old critic, local Franciscan nun, Laurel Lloyd-Jones … Truth and damages at stake ... more


Truth    November 15, 2013

Born Brands Pty Ltd & Ors v Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd & Ors

Channel Nine defeats defamation and injurious falsehood claims brought over a news item which warned consumers about the dangers of baby “sleep positioners” ... Justice Christine Adamson determines the plaintiffs’ case fails the first threshold – meaning – and the rest ... more


Truth    July 10, 2013

David Hunt v Times Newspapers Limited (No 5)

Victory for truth and responsible journalism … Notorious East End “businessman” loses his libel action against The Sunday Times. Mr Justice Simon finds it true that David Hunt headed “an organised crime network implicated in extreme violence and fraud” ... more


Truth    April 10, 2013

Derick Sands v State of South Australia

Murder suspect Derick Sands loses another defamation action, this time against the SA Police … Defence of justification succeeds for press conference and press release as the plaintiff is found to have lied (again) ... more