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Calling someone a racist in public is complicated. Here’s why.

Calling someone a racist in public is complicated. Here’s why.

When can you call a person "racist"? And what stops news outlets and politicians from doing it even in the more obvious cases?

The politicians who sued for defamation in 2018

The politicians who sued for defamation in 2018

Australian politicians have a track record of trying to restore their reputations through the courts, and this year has been no exception.

Defamation damages claims skyrocket following Rebel Wilson verdict

Defamation damages claims skyrocket following Rebel Wilson verdict

Recent defamation claims featuring colossal sums in damages show how Rebel Wilson's action against Bauer Media raised the bar.

Mark Latham decries ‘lawfare’ after settling Faruqi defamation case

Mark Latham decries ‘lawfare’ after settling Faruqi defamation case

The defamation action brought by Osman Faruqi has been settled, landing Mark Latham with an expected six-figure bill. Is this "lawfare", or a successful stand against "public denigration"?

Win or lose, Foley’s defamation suit would bring no vindication

Win or lose, Foley’s defamation suit would bring no vindication

Australia's idiotic defamation laws will be put to work once again, but what is really left to be gained here?

Rush trial will leave behind nothing but wreckage

Rush trial will leave behind nothing but wreckage

Even once the judge reaches a verdict, we will learn precisely nothing of value.

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.

Behind the scenes at Geoffrey Rush’s defamation trial

Behind the scenes at Geoffrey Rush’s defamation trial

In his opening statement to a room packed with media, Rush's barrister made clear he would be seeking large damages.

Defamation law holds back Indian media’s #metoo moment

Defamation law holds back Indian media’s #metoo moment

As in Australia, public figures accused of sexual harassment and assault in India are wielding defamation law to silence those who speak out.

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.