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The defamation case that could tear apart the internet as we know it

The defamation case that could tear apart the internet as we know it

It's very unlikely former Don Dale detainee Dylan Voller will win this one, but we should all be watching closely.

What’s the public interest in unearthing politicians’ romantic entanglements?

What’s the public interest in unearthing politicians’ romantic entanglements?

Crikey readers discuss the latest Nationals scandal and defamation law in Australia.

Yael Stone, Geoffrey Rush and the risky maths of defamation

Yael Stone, Geoffrey Rush and the risky maths of defamation

As Rush stands accused afresh, each side (and the media) must calculate what to throw at their fight.

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.

Alan Jones ordered to pay $3.75 million in Wagner defamation case

Alan Jones ordered to pay $3.75 million in Wagner defamation case

The court order to pay $3.75 million is the largest damages awarded against him.

Judge strikes out Mark Latham’s ‘extraordinary’ defamation defence

Judge strikes out Mark Latham’s ‘extraordinary’ defamation defence

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.

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

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

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?

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

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?

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.

Buck up, Campbell — when it comes to defamation, Australia is a litigious pollie’s dream

Buck up, Campbell — when it comes to defamation, Australia is a litigious pollie’s dream

Politicians find it much easier to sue in Australia than in countries like the United States, United Kingdom or Canada.