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Sydney lawyer hits Fairfax with defamation lawsuit
Defamation May 28, 2020 10:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A criminal defence lawyer who represented convicted criminal Salim Mehajer has sued Fairfax Media over an article by a Sydney Morning Herald gossip columnist that […]

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Last minute bid to protect national security delays Ben Robert-Smith defamation case
Defamation May 27, 2020 8:03 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A last-minute bid by the Federal Attorney-General to protect national security information has delayed an interlocutory hearing in war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation lawsuit, potentially […]

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AFP won’t lay charges against News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst
Media May 27, 2020 4:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Federal Police has dropped its investigation of journalist Annika Smethurst over a series of News Corp articles that allegedly disclosed national security information, […]

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ACCC wants views on bargaining code that will make Google, Facebook pay for news
Competition & Consumer Protection May 19, 2020 5:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Australia’s competition regulator has asked technology companies, news outlets and other stakeholders to grapple with some of the complex issues required to develop the Government’s […]

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Atanaskovic Hartnell loses fee fight with company fleeced by Brody Clarke
Business of Law May 18, 2020 11:35 am By Miklos Bolza

Atanaskovic Hartnell has mostly come up short in a court battle for over $165,000 in legal fees, with a judge finding the law firm was […]

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Defamation suit accuses AFR of ‘smear campaign’ against Papua New Guinea minister
Defamation May 18, 2020 2:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Nine-owned Fairfax Media has been hit with a defamation lawsuit by Papua New Guinea’s Minister of Trade & Commerce, who claims the Australian Financial Review […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith says vindication only possible in open court
Defamation May 14, 2020 8:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

War veteran Ben Roberts-Smith  has told a judge hearing defamation proceedings against several media companies over articles accusing him of war crimes that he can […]

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Damage to Sarah Hanson-Young’s reputation just the ‘cut and thrust of politics’, Full Court told
Defamation May 11, 2020 6:49 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Politicians are “rarely nice to each other” and go out of their way to harm the reputation of others, a lawyer for former Senator David […]

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Government to force Google, Facebook to pay for news content
Media April 20, 2020 12:58 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Digital giants Google and Facebook will be required to pay for news content under a new mandatory code being developed by the Government to create […]

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Judge not ready to toss defamation case against Twitter, Google over tweets
Defamation April 16, 2020 1:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has refused to summarily dismiss a defamation case brought by a government worker against Twitter, Google and Yahoo over racist, homophobic, anti-Muslim and […]

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