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Would changes to defamation law have altered the Rush outcome? Crikey retries the case

Proposed amendments to defamation law would be a legal game-changer — particularly in cases involving high-profile plaintiffs.

NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Finally, defamation reform that gives journalism more than truth

NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman is pushing for big changes to our defamation laws. It's about time.

Geoffrey Rush (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

Writing Geoffrey Rush: Trial by Media — and learning the balance of power

Whatever the circumstances of the Geoffrey Rush defamation trial, it's clear that one thing is stopping the momentum of the Me Too movement in Australia: power.

Geoffrey Rush (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

$10 million and a reputational disaster: the real cost of the Tele’s Rush fiasco

While the judge ruled News Corp pay Rush a record $2.9 million, the actual cost to the paper will be much, much higher.

The Daily Telegraph's Jonathon Moran arrives at the Federal Court for the appeal (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

The appeal

The Daily Telegraph's legal team delivers one final twist as the story comes to a close...

Geoffrey Rush speaks to the media after Justice Wigney found in his favour (Image: AAP/Paul Braven)

The judgment

Justice Wigney leaves no doubt as to his assessment of The Daily Telegraph's reporting or the credibility of the witnesses...

Actor Eryn Jean Norvill leaves court after giving evidence (Image: AAP/Brendan Esposito)


Eryn Jean Norvill takes the stand as the case reaches its climax...

Actor Robyn Nevin leaves court after giving evidence (Image: AAP/Peter Rae)

Witnesses for the plaintiff

High-profile witnesses take the stand, before the defence makes a shock submission...

Barrister for Nationwide News Tom Blackburn SC (Image: AAP/Peter Rae)

A star is torn

'You had been thinking of her more than is socially appropriate for some time?' News Corp's lawyer questions Geoffrey Rush as the trial continues...

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