It's very unlikely former Don Dale detainee Dylan Voller will win this one, but we should all be watching closely.
Crikey readers discuss the latest Nationals scandal and defamation law in Australia.
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 court order to pay $3.75 million is the largest damages awarded against him.
Justice Michael Wigney described the defence, which referred to such historical events as the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire, as difficult to get to grips with.
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.
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?
Australia has, notoriously, the most repressive defamation laws in the English-speaking world, writes Michael Bradley.
Politicians find it much easier to sue in Australia than in countries like the United States, United Kingdom or Canada.