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In the Me Too era, America sets the gold standard for defamation law

In the Me Too era, America sets the gold standard for defamation law

Defamation law in Australia continues to deny the public from hearing the truth. In this, Australia could take a page from the US Supreme Court.

The only winners in the Geoffrey Rush defamation hearing will be the viewers

The only winners in the Geoffrey Rush defamation hearing will be the viewers

If either party ever thought they had this under control, they don’t anymore. This show will go on. And on.

Crikey Worm: Labor winds back minimum wage plan

Crikey Worm: Labor winds back minimum wage plan

Good morning, early birds. Federal Labor has walked back a plan to peg the minimum wage to the median Australian wage. Plus, previously suppressed documents have been revealed in the Geoffrey Rush defamation case. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

How Australia’s strict defamation laws could thwart our ‘Weinstein moment’

How Australia’s strict defamation laws could thwart our ‘Weinstein moment’

Australia has, notoriously, the most repressive defamation laws in the English-speaking world, writes Michael Bradley.

Barrister Damian Sheales wins defamation case against The Age

Barrister Damian Sheales wins defamation case against The Age

A jury, siding with Damian Sheales, concurs that details of a Fairfax article were a "direct attack" on the Melbourne barrister.

Hair-raising defamation?

Hair-raising defamation?

A teenager whose mullet went viral is suing The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph for the imputation that he is "a ridiculous person with a silly haircut".

Crikey 15: Stephen Mayne on <em>that</em> defamation suit

Crikey 15: Stephen Mayne on that defamation suit

Crikey speaks to Stephen Mayne, on defamation, losing his house and having a generous corrections policy.

Meet Rod Allen: the Fairfax heavy now fighting Fairfax for the FFA

Meet Rod Allen: the Fairfax heavy now fighting Fairfax for the FFA

As the Fairfax investigative unit continues its heavy campaign against Football Federation Australia’s World Cup bid, you have to feel a bit sorry for former Fairfax veteran Rod Allen who has crossed to the PR dark side and is battling hard to limit the damage.

<em>Daily Tele</em> settles Blomfield defamation suit

Daily Tele settles Blomfield defamation suit

A day after emails between former Daily Tele editor David Penberthy and Vivienne Dye were tendered as evidence in the Blomfield vs. News Limited sexual harassment defamation case, it was settled out of court.

Editor on a G-string: the Penberthy-Dye emails

Editor on a G-string: the Penberthy-Dye emails

A defamation action against the Daily Telegraph reveals a little of the inner world of its former editor.