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ABC, Fairfax slam judge’s ‘narrow’ definition of espionage in Chau Chak Wing appeal
Defamation February 21, 2019 3:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Media organisations ABC and Fairfax have argued that a judge’s definition of espionage was “artificially narrow” when striking out their truth defence to a defamation […]

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Leyonhjelm loses second bid to dodge Hanson-Young defamation case
Defamation February 19, 2019 11:57 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm has lost his challenge to a ruling that denied his request for speedy dismissal of a defamation lawsuit by Greens […]

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Fairfax won’t drop suit against Network 10 over Boss trade mark
Intellectual Property February 6, 2019 10:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fairfax Media is moving forward with a lawsuit against Network Ten over the alleged infringement of its “Boss” trade mark, even after the TV broadcaster […]

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Sarah Hanson-Young wants Leyonhjelm to pay her legal bill for unexplained court absence
Defamation February 6, 2019 10:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, who is suing fellow senator David Leyonhjelm for defamation, has asked a court for the costs of having her lawyers appear […]

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ABC demands details from Michelle Guthrie before mediation in unfair sacking case
Employment February 5, 2019 9:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ABC has called for a “clearer articulation” of former managing director Michelle Guthrie’s unfair sacking claims against the broadcaster ahead of court-ordered mediation. Federal […]

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Court suppresses Ben Roberts-Smith accuser’s identity
Defamation January 29, 2019 11:37 am By Miklos Bolza

A key prospective witness in the Ben-Roberts Smith defamation proceedings can continue to have her identity suppressed, after a judge found there was “sufficient risk” […]

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Leyonhjelm a no-show in Hanson-Young defamation appeal
Defamation January 23, 2019 3:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Barristers for Senator David Leyonhjelm failed to turn up to the first case management hearing in the politician’s own appeal of the court’s dismissal of […]

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Craig McLachlan wins stay of defamation case amid criminal charges
Defamation January 17, 2019 2:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

Actor Craig McLachlan has won a bid to stay his defamation case against actress Christie Whelan Browne, Fairfax Media and the ABC in light of […]

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Actor Craig McLachlan faces indecent assault charges
Defamation January 11, 2019 11:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Actor Craig McLachlan will appear in court next month to face charges of indecent assault, four days after trial kicks off in a high-stakes defamation […]

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Ex-Liberal MP can’t get names of News Corp sources behind leaked erotic lit
Defamation January 9, 2019 3:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing former Liberal politician Dennis Jensen’s defamation case against News Corp has denied him access to the identity of anonymous sources who leaked […]

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