Topic archives: Rebel Wilson

What would a review of Australia’s defamation law look at?

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.

What would it take to fix Australia’s restrictive defamation laws?

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?

We don’t blame the Hoddle Street or Port Arthur victims; so why do we blame women?

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.

Roundtable: what does the Rebel Wilson payout mean for the media?

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.

Media Files: Rebel Wilson to appeal defamation paycut

June 15, 2018 2

Actress Rebel Wilson has hit out at the Court of Appeals ruling that slashed her record defamation payout by $3.9 million. She plans to appeal the verdict.

Media Files: Rebel Wilson defamation damages slashed

June 14, 2018

The Court of Appeal has overturned Rebel Wilson's record defamation payout, slashing it by $3.9 million. Bauer Media will now only be liable to pay $600,000 to the actor.

Ten wins in Rebel case … Aldi’s noice, different ad cleared … FT cuts ‘Sir’ from letters …

April 20, 2018

There's a good reason you haven't seen Rebel Wilson on networks other than Ten recently. Plus, other media tidbits from the day.

ABC’s Tonightly apology … media outlets lose Rebel appeal bid … Phillip Coorey’s new job …

March 23, 2018 2

The ABC has apologised to Australian Conservatives candidate Kevin Bailey after he was targeted in a Tonightly segment. And other media tidbits of the day.

Rowe out at Studio 10 … Rebel alleges collusion … Footy Show flops …

March 9, 2018 1

Studio 10 co-host Jessica Rowe made the surprise announcement on the program this morning that she would be leaving the network. In a statement on-air, Rowe said she wanted to spend more time with her family and be a "more present" mother.

Media giants unite to quash Rebel … Top End talent bumped … karmic typos …

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.

Rebel bans Fairfax … yet more Burke allegations … Washington Post foils sting …

November 29, 2017 2

Actress Rebel Wilson has banned Fairfax from attending events on her current promotional tour, apparently over the Bauer Media defamation case.

ABC blocked from covering Abbott … Bauer appeals record Rebel damages … Weinstein: who knew what? …

ABC blocked from covering Abbott … Bauer appeals record Rebel damages … Weinstein: who knew what? …

October 10, 2017 7

Bauer sets up to fight the landmark damages awarded to Rebel Wilson. And other media tidbits of the day.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 20, 2017 1

When the Bauer breaks ... Credlin's new gig ... Greens leak? ...

Rebel sinking Bauer? … ‘feral’ government … truth defence for ‘guttersnipe’ …

Rebel sinking Bauer? … ‘feral’ government … truth defence for ‘guttersnipe’ …

September 15, 2017 2

Is Rebel Wilson's huge defamation payout going to mean more cost-cutting at Bauer?

Blocked by Rebel … ABC presenter rails at government handouts … here’s mum …

Blocked by Rebel … ABC presenter rails at government handouts … here’s mum …

September 14, 2017

Rebel Wilson blocks Shannon Deery on Twitter.

Rebel with a cash payout … Maurice Newman’s grab-bag of nuttiness … gran of coke …

Rebel with a cash payout … Maurice Newman’s grab-bag of nuttiness … gran of coke …

September 13, 2017 2

Rebel Wilson has won a record defamation payout of $4.5 million.

Comparing Rebel Wilson’s potential defamation payout with those of other great Aussie suers

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.

<em>Bully</em> journo’s parting shot … Bauer CEO steps down … Channel 31 switches off …

Bully journo’s parting shot … Bauer CEO steps down … Channel 31 switches off …

June 21, 2017 1

Gold Coast Bulletin columnist Alice Gorman pulls no punches in her final (unpublished) column for the newspaper.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull red-faced over Trump impression, Rebel Wilson wins case

June 16, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Rebel Wilson wins a court case, and Malcolm Turnbull loses face. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

May 25, 2017 6

How not to chair an estimates hearing ... Rebel with a cause ... Culleton is relevant! A little bit! Actually, no, sorry ...