Trial reports    May 22, 2024

Alex Greenwich v Mark Latham

Federal Court ... First day of hearing in action brought by NSW independent MP Alex Greenwich against Upper House MP Mark Latham ... Suing over homophobic tweet and statements to journalist ... Opening submissions from Dr Matt Collins KC ... Greenwich gives evidence and is cross-examined ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    May 15, 2024

Munjed Al Muderis v Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd & Ors

Federal Court ... Proceedings brought by surgeon Munjed Al Muderis continues ... Journalist Tom Steinfort continues in cross-examination ... Natalie Clancy, producer at 60 Minutes, gives evidence ... Oral evidence for the respondents concludes ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    May 14, 2024

Munjed Al Muderis v Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd & Ors

Federal Court ... Trial in proceedings brought by surgeon Munjed Al Muderis continues ... Former 60 Minutes presenter Tom Steinfort faces cross-examination ... Asked about testing and verification of sources ... Whether publications were in public interest ... Dealings with colleagues ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    May 9, 2024

Munjed Al Muderis v Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd & Ors

Federal Court ... Trial in proceedings brought by surgeon Munjed Al Muderis against Nine Network continues ... Cross-examination of investigative journalist Charlotte Grieve continues for third day ... Asked about credibility of sources ... Denies generating complaints to regulator in hope of future stories ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    May 8, 2024

Munjed Al Muderis v Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd & Ors

Federal Court ... Proceedings brought by surgeon Munjed Al Muderis against Nine Network and its papers continues ... The Age journalist Charlotte Grieve continues to be cross-examined on public interest defence ... Admits errors in timing of consequences for patient of Al Muderis ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    May 7, 2024

Munjed Al Muderis v Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd & Ors

Federal Court ... Third tranche of hearings in proceedings brought by high profile surgeon Munjed Al Muderis against Nine Network ... Journalist Charlotte Grieve faces cross-examination ... Denies she was out of depth in reporting medical matters ... Denies reporting of wealth amounted to "grubby journalism" ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    April 20, 2024

Lehrmann v Network Ten & Anor

Federal Court ... Detailed look at Justice Michael Lee's rejection of qualified privilege defence mounted by Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson ... Did Justice Lee adopt a counsel of perfection in sharp observations regarding the reasonableness of Network Ten and Wilkinson's conduct ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    April 10, 2024

Munjed Al Muderis v Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd & Ors

Federal Court ... Retired plastic surgeon John Anstee gives evidence in defamation proceedings brought by Munjed Al Muderis ... Appeared on 60 Minutes and featured in articles ... Initially wary of cooperating on an "uncritical eulogy" ... Finds payment of agent "appalling" ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    April 10, 2024

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Brittany Higgins makes submissions on attacks on her credit ... Points to statement in master chronology prepared for Bruce Lehrmann of the possibility she was drugged on the evening she alleges she was raped ... Rejects attacks on credits and points to trauma ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    April 5, 2024

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Court hears evidence of Bruce Lehrmann's media advisor negotiating key aspects of Lehrmann's deal with Seven ... Closing submissions on evidence from Taylor Auerbach ... Harman undertaking breach neither trifling nor exusable ... Lehrmann's senior counsel downplays consequences of evidence ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    April 4, 2024

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Fresh evidence in defamation proceedings brought by Bruce Lehrmann against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson ... Follows affidavits from former Spotlight producer ... Seven produces material in response to re-listed subpoenas ... Taylor Auerbach tells of Seven picking up tab for drugs and sex workers ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more

 

Trial reports    April 3, 2024

Bruce Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited & Anor

Federal Court ... Seven Network's conduct in securing Bruce Lehrmann's participation in exclusive interviews in the spotlight ... Allegations from former Spotlight producer amounting to breach of Harman obligations ... Allegations documents were destroyed around time of broadcast ... Courts Editor Stephen Murray reports ... more