If Campbell Newman were an elected official in America, he wouldn't be able to sue Alan Jones after the broadcaster called him a liar. If he were an elected official in the United Kingdom, or New Zealand, or Canada, he'd be more likely to win a case. But the burden of proof on him would be higher, and the political culture far less prone to issue writs than it is here.
Buck up, Campbell — when it comes to defamation, Australia is a litigious pollie’s dream
Politicians find it much easier to sue in Australia than in countries like the United States, United Kingdom or Canada.