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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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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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Protecting journalist’s sources in the public interest, judge says in surgeon’s defamation case
Defamation 2023-12-19 11:33 am By Sam Matthews

A judge has rejected an orthopaedic surgeon’s bid to uncover the names of 13 sources who gave information to a Nine journalist, preferring the public […]

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Judge to take on Heston Russell costs assessment after reports of $2M in fees
Defamation 2023-10-24 11:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The judge overseeing ex-commando Heston Russell’s defamation case against the ABC over reporting of alleged war crimes will be involved in assessing his costs after […]

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Ex-commando Heston Russell wins $390,000 in defamation case against ABC
Judgment 2023-10-16 12:27 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has awarded ex-commando Heston Russell $390,000 in damages over coverage of alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, in the first ever post-trial judgment in […]

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Nine faces contempt claim over stories on surgeon’s defamation trial
Defamation 2023-10-13 12:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A top orthopaedic surgeon who is suing Nine for defamation has accused the outlet of contempt of court by allegedly publishing unadmitted evidence about his […]

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Nine’s stories on surgeon the ‘opposite of public interest’, court told
Trials 2023-09-04 11:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A top orthopaedic surgeon and former NSW Australian of the year has argued in his defamation case against Nine that stories detailing his alleged negligence […]

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Heston Russell defamation judge ‘disturbed’ by ABC press release
Defamation 2023-08-30 11:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing the defamation trial of former commando Heston Russell said he was “disturbed” by an ABC press release following the broadcaster’s decision to […]

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Truth shouldn’t ‘straitjacket’ public interest defence, says judge in Heston Russell case
Defamation 2023-08-29 10:16 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing closing submissions in Heston Russell’s defamation case against the ABC has expressed “significant reservations” about evidence by the former commando and said […]

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ABC journalist named in Heston Russell defamation case questioned on credibility of key source
Defamation 2023-08-01 10:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned an ABC journalist who is the target of a defamation case by ex-commando Heston Russell if he should have treated a […]

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