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Producer says ABC owes him $290,000 for 70-hour weeks on ‘Australian Story’
Employment 2024-02-20 9:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A senior ABC producer has sued the broadcaster, alleging he’s owed $290,000 in underpayments for working an average 70 hours a week on the documentary […]

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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 Russellā€™s defamation case against the ABC over reporting of alleged war crimes will be involved in assessing his costs after […]

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ABC sued for defamation by Cairns lawyer over PNG fraud allegations
Defamation 2023-10-20 12:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Lawyer and Papua New Guinea citizen Samson Jubi has sued the ABC over stories he claims have ā€œracist undertonesā€ and accuse him of defrauding $117 […]

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Lisa Wilkinson sues Ten for costs of defending Bruce Lehrmann suit
Defamation 2023-10-19 11:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Television presenter Lisa Wilkinson has reportedly taken Network Ten to court, arguing her employer has reneged on a promise to cover her costs in defending […]

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Publishers hit with defamation suits over ā€˜Medicare scandalā€™ reports
Defamation 2023-10-17 3:26 pm By Sam Matthews

Two cosmetic surgeons have filed defamation suits seeking aggravated damages over coverage by the ABC and Fairfax that allegedly painted them as ā€œoutlaw surgeonsā€ who […]

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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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ABC can’t duck entrepreneur’s defamation case
Defamation 2023-09-25 4:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has expressed his preliminary view that cases brought in Queensland cannot be thrown out where the costs of the claims are disproportionate to […]

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Peter V’landys stuck with defamation loss after High Court declines special leave
Defamation 2023-09-15 3:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Racing NSW CEO Peter V’landys AM has failed in his bid to have the High Court take up his challenge to an appeals court ruling […]

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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 ā€˜straitjacketā€™ 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 ā€œsignificant reservationsā€ about evidence by the former commando and said […]

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