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Fairfax to compensate PNG minister, ‘ludicrous’ objection to orders shot down
Defamation 2021-09-21 3:40 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Nine subsidiary Fairfax Media has agreed to pay compensation to a Papua New Guinea politician who sued the publisher for defamation for allegedly engaging in […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith wants to bring claim against ex-wife’s friend
Defamation 2021-09-08 4:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Accused war criminal Ben Roberts-Smith has filed an application to bring a claim against the close friend of his ex-wife in a case accusing his […]

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Asian accents ‘light-hearted humour’, not racism, Erin Molan tells defamation trial
Defamation 2021-08-31 9:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Chanel 9 sports reporter Erin Molan told a judge the ever-changing goal posts of political correctness made it hard to know whether racially-charged jokes were […]

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Daily Mail editor wrote ‘let’s rip into this sheila’ before publishing Erin Molan article, court hears
Trials 2021-08-30 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Daily Mail editor sent an email to a journalist that said ‘Let’s rip into this sheila’ before publishing an article about sports presenter Erin […]

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Judge says Nine’s ‘pride or ego’ only reason for alleged defamatory articles staying online
Defamation 2021-08-25 6:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing a Papua New Guinean politician’s defamation lawsuit has criticised Nine’s refusal to take down two allegedly defamatory articles ahead of a delayed […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith says ex-wife lied to court about accessing his personal emails
Trials 2021-08-13 8:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A lawyer for accused war criminal Ben Roberts-Smith has told a judge his ex-wife did not honestly disclose whether she had given her close friend […]

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Prospect of longer COVID-19 lockdown stalls Ben Roberts-Smith trial
Defamation 2021-08-02 12:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Trial in war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation case over articles accusing him of war crimes has been adjourned until November in light of the current […]

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Nine witness accused of lying for compensation in Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial
Defamation 2021-07-28 2:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A witness for two Nine-owned newspapers sued by Ben Roberts-Smith has been accused of fabricating a story that the war veteran kicked his step-uncle off […]

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Foreign troops were ‘infidels’, Afghan witness tells court in Ben-Roberts Smith defamation trial
Defamation 2021-07-27 7:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Australian soldiers who raided a village in Afghanistan were “infidels” and the people they killed were “martyrs”, an Afghan villager related to a man allegedly […]

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Radio device planted on murdered Afghan villager, Ben Roberts-Smith trial told
Trials 2021-07-26 2:54 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A communications device was planted on an unarmed Afghan villager who was allegedly murdered by former SAS soldier Ben Roberts-Smith, a court overseeing the accused […]

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