June 19, 2018 1
If Australia is to overhaul its defamation legislation, the first step would be to have the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to do a full-scale inquiry.
June 18, 2018 3
Australia is now regarded as the libel capital of the world. But just how big is this threat to press freedom, and what exactly is in need of change?
June 18, 2018
Crikey readers respond to the death of Eurydice Dixon, and the ensuing anger from women. Plus, Rebel Wilson's amended defamation payout.
June 15, 2018 8
Rebel Wilson's record defamation payout of $4.5 million has now been reduced to $600,000. We asked some informed media watchers for their thoughts on the changes.
June 8, 2018 2
The Queer Eye cast have been on a whirlwind PR tour, which brought some challenges for the traditional media.
May 30, 2018 3
The ramifications of Me Too are being felt in an extremely un-rock ’n’ roll way — insurance. But what happens when Australia’s defamation laws stand in the way of community safety and ultimately, justice?
May 3, 2018 18
Former MP Sophie Mirabella may well be pleased that her defamation case against The Benalla Ensign has paid off, but no one has come out looking good.
April 3, 2018 3
What's a defamation suit worth when you have nothing to lose? In this four-part series we meet some of the Australian journalists massively disrupting the mainstream.
February 26, 2018 4
Australia's biggest rival media companies have joined forces against Rebel Wilson's massive payout. Plus other media tidbits of the day.
December 12, 2017 1
How does parliamentary privilege work? Is it really an infallible get-out-of-jail-free card?
November 24, 2017 2
Alan Jones is due to face a defamation trial next year over comments he made about the deadly 2011 Grantham flood. We look back at his track record.
November 2, 2017 1
The court of public opinion, entertaining as it is, will not deliver justice.
October 31, 2017 1
Good morning, early birds. Three of US President Donald Trump's campaign officials have been charged by the FBI, and cricketer Chris Gayle has won his defamation case against Fairfax Media. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
September 21, 2017 1
Rebel Wilson's defamation payout has commentators predicting the end of gossip, but paparazzi who supply their pictures reckon the mags will be fine.
September 15, 2017 2
Is Rebel Wilson's huge defamation payout going to mean more cost-cutting at Bauer?
September 14, 2017
Rebel Wilson blocks Shannon Deery on Twitter.
August 31, 2017 1
Kyle Hodgetts is suing the Nine Network for almost $2.5 billion (yes, with a B), claiming A Current Affair defamed him and sunk his video game's chances of success.
August 25, 2017
News Corp lawyers have sent a defamation concerns notice to an independent journalist on behalf of one of its editors.
June 23, 2017 1
Though Wilson’s defamation cost may soar well above most, there’s been plenty of high-profile and expensive cases since Australia’s defamation laws became uniform in 2006.
May 9, 2017 1
What an emotional roller-coaster these past 48 hours must have been for Ray Hadley.