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Surgeon’s second bid for names of journalist’s sources an abuse of process, court finds
Defamation 2024-02-23 10:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found that an orthopaedic surgeon’s second bid to uncover a journalist’s confidential sources in defamation proceedings against Nine is an abuse of […]

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Jarryd Hayne supporter accused of spitting at alleged rape victim wins payout from Seven
Defamation 2024-02-20 10:48 am By Sam Matthews

A judge has ordered Seven Network to pay $35,000 to a man who said he was defamed by the broadcaster, finding that he “spat towards” […]

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Surgeon wins security from nose job patient appealing defamation loss
Defamation 2024-02-19 10:43 pm By Sam Matthews

A nose job patient who allegedly defamed his surgeon has been slugged with $50,000 in security for his appeal, on top of a $50,000 damages […]

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‘At least unwise’: Emails show silk’s reaction to Higgins’ refusal to assist Chrysanthou in defamation case
Defamation 2024-02-16 5:28 pm By Sam Matthews

Newly released emails show a prominent silk describing Brittany Higgins’ refusal to assist Lisa Wilkinson’s barrister Sue Chrysanthou as “at the least unwise”, amid a […]

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Ex-Liberal MP Moira Deeming can’t use court to pare 67 defamation claims, judge says
Defamation 2024-02-02 3:54 pm By Sam Matthews

Former Victorian Liberal MP Moira Deeming has lost a bid to split her defamation case against state party leader John Pesutto, after a judge expressed […]

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Hanson says US expert can’t opine on Aussie meaning of ‘Back to where you came from’ dig
Politics 2024-02-02 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A professor from Texas has no business offering an opinion on the meaning of One Nation senator Pauline Hanson’s exhortation to the Greens party deputy […]

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Ex-PM’s press secretary lashed out at Ten news boss seconds after Higgins interview, email says
Defamation 2024-01-12 11:35 pm By Sam Matthews

A Network Ten executive received an angry phone call from former prime minister Scott Morrison’s chief media advisor after claims about the Liberal Party’s handling […]

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Bruce Lehrmann’s legal team admits he gave ‘unsatisfactory’ evidence
Defamation 2024-01-08 11:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Lawyers for accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann have conceded his evidence on several issues was “lacking credibility”, but say the court should not find him a […]

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Higgins told ‘bald faced lies’ to save her job, court told as Lehrmann trial wraps
Defamation 2023-12-22 10:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

On the final day of trial in Bruce Lehmann’s defamation case against Network Ten and journalist Lisa Wilkinson, barrister for the former Liberal staffer told […]

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Judge doubts Lehrmann’s ‘implausible’ evidence he was working at time of alleged rape
Defamation 2023-12-22 4:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing the final day of Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation trial against Network Ten and presenter Lisa Wilkinson has expressed his doubt at the plausibility […]

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