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Mar 20, 2018

Sunrise’s panel follow-up … Court rules against Tele in Rush case … Chip shot from the bunker …

Sunrise has followed up its error-ridden, all-white panel discussion of removing Aboriginal children from their families. Plus, other media tidbits from the day.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Court rules against Tele on Rush case. Actor Geoffrey Rush has had a win in his defamation case against the Daily Telegraph over a front page story alleging inappropriate behaviour during his stint in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of King Lear. In a judgement delivered this morning, Federal Court Justice Michael Wigney ruled that Nationwide News, the Tele's parent company, could not argue the truth defence because there was insufficient detail in its defence, and he also ruled out a significant part of its qualified privilege argument. Nationwide News' subpoena for the Sydney Theatre Company was set aside, with the judgement calling it a "fishing" expedition.

Sunrise's child protection follow-up. Sunrise has finally followed up its error-ridden, all-white panel discussion of removing Aboriginal children from their families with a panel of experts on Aboriginal child protection and health (but still without an apology).

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2 thoughts on “Sunrise’s panel follow-up … Court rules against Tele in Rush case … Chip shot from the bunker …

  1. York City

    I had a Syd dinner on Saturday night with some Aus reader friends (I suspect they only get the free airport copies in case the loos run out of bog paper). They were very surprised when I mentioned the vic greens infighting have possibly screwed their chances in Batman. They were told Guy wrote about it.

  2. Teddy

    Great work Guy! Evidence in writing of “the Darebin leaker-in-chief’s identity.”
    Now what do you plan to do with that? I do hope you and your fellow Batman apparatchiks take time off from all the plotting and purging to catch “The Death of Stalin” soon playing at a local cinema somewhere uncomfortably close to the by-election action. That’s not just my recommendation (i have seen a preview) but Crikey’s reviewer Luke Buckmaster’s as well:
    https://dailyreview.com.au/death-stalin-film-review-masterful-political-satire-one-ages/72642/
    Now play on!

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