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Peter Dutton takes ‘rape apologist’ defamation case to High Court
Defamation 2022-06-20 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Opposition leader Peter Dutton has asked the High Court to overturn an appeals court judgment that found a tweet labelling him a “rape apologist” was […]

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‘Complicated and difficult’: Court grapples with crowdfunding in Dutton defamation appeal
Defamation 2022-06-03 4:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned how the court will award costs in refugee activist Shane Bazzi’s successful appeal against coalition leader Peter Dutton, saying crowdfunding for […]

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Court overturns Peter Dutton’s win in defamation case over ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Defamation 2022-05-17 11:17 am By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has set aside a judgment awarding federal minister Peter Dutton $35,000 in his defamation case over a tweet by a refugee activist […]

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Peter Dutton says ‘mental gymnastics’ needed for activist’s reading of ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Defamation 2022-05-03 3:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Counsel for Peter Dutton has told a court a reader needed to do “mental gymnastics” to understand activist Shane Bazzi’s “rape apologist” tweet as saying […]

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AG John Quigley to return to witness box in Clive Palmer defamation trial
Defamation 2022-03-28 10:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hoping to correct “mistakes” in his testimony in the trial of Clive Palmer’s defamation case, Western Australia Attorney-General John Quigley will get the chance to […]

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WA Attorney General says he made ‘mistakes’ under oath in Clive Palmer trial
Defamation 2022-03-24 10:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

WA Attorney-General John Quigley wants a second go at his trial testimony in a defamation case brought by mining magnate Clive Palmer, admitting he made […]

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WA premier thanked media mogul for front page depicting Clive Palmer as a cockroach, court told
Defamation 2022-03-09 9:13 pm By Sam Matthews

WA premier Mark McGowan’s text messages between Kerry Stokes and the WA Attorney General have been revealed at the trial in Clive Palmer’s defamation case, […]

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WA premier says death threats followed Clive Palmer’s ‘outrageous’ remarks
Trials 2022-03-07 9:39 pm By Sam Matthews

Taking the stand Monday in a defamation dispute with mining billionaire Clive Palmer, WA premier Mark McGowan said Palmer’s “hurtful and outrageous” public comments led […]

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Kazal brothers hit with $1.5M judgment for ‘vendetta’ against ex-business partner
Defamation 2022-02-21 9:35 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has hit brothers Adam and Charif Kazal with $1.45 million in damages in a defamation lawsuit brought by their former business partner Rodric […]

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‘I couldn’t sleep at night’: Clive Palmer says he feared for safety after WA’s ‘Palmer Act’
Trials 2022-02-16 7:14 pm By Sam Matthews

Clive Palmer said he feared for his physical safety as a result of the criminal immunity granted to the WA government by legislation and the […]

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