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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 journalist shield laws vary across Australia

How journalist shield laws vary across Australia

When does a journalist actually have to reveal their sources? Here's a guide to the current laws around Australia.

Ten Network takeover looking about as successful as its ratings

Ten Network takeover looking about as successful as its ratings

The ACCC green-lit a joint bid for the Ten Network which could significantly reduce media diversity, writes Glenn Dyer. But is the whole ordeal much ado about nothing?

Media law changes pass the first hurdle

Media law changes pass the first hurdle

The changes are the last thing the analogue media wants to see.

Do we have to destroy media diversity to save it?

Do we have to destroy media diversity to save it?

Media ownership law reform can't only be about how to protect diversity -- it must focus on the long-term viability of public interest journalism.

Are you <em>Serial</em>, <em>Daily Tele</em>?

Are you Serial, Daily Tele?

The Daily Tele gets its Serial on by using an investigative journalism podcast to get to the bottom of two unsolved murder cases.

Abbott’s policy paralysis leaves an economy increasingly at risk

Abbott’s policy paralysis leaves an economy increasingly at risk

Across a number of key economic areas, the government appears unable or unwilling to undertake reform, even when there is strong agreement it is needed.

Did the media break the law in reporting on Phil Walsh’s death?

Did the media break the law in reporting on Phil Walsh’s death?

The media -- and police -- were quick to say that the Adelaide Crows coach had been "murdered", and that his son was a suspect. Was that legal?

What’s in a name? Brandis tries to define ‘journalist’ in data retention debate

What’s in a name? Brandis tries to define ‘journalist’ in data retention debate

Brandis appears to be leaning towards the New South Wales and Victorian understanding of who is and isn't a journalist with respect to metadata provisions. Not that it matters much anyway.

News faces uphill battle to stop Mail pinching its work

News faces uphill battle to stop Mail pinching its work

Who owns the copyright on a quote? Probably not the newspaper publishing it, according to media law experts.