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Media companies can file evidence of second alleged murder in Roberts-Smith defamation case
Defamation August 3, 2020 2:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has allowed the media companies fighting defamation proceedings by decorated war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith to include new evidence in their defence, including to […]

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ASIC scores ‘narrow’ win in case against ex-Tennis Australia director
ASIC July 31, 2020 12:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has handed ASIC a “narrow” win in its action against former Tennis Australia director Harold Mitchell, tossing most of the regulator’s case and accusing it of “confirmatory bias”.

Google, Facebook face fines of at least $10M for breaches of ACCC media bargaining code
Media July 31, 2020 12:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google and Facebook will face penalties of at least $10 million for breaches of a media bargaining code drafted by the ACCC that aims to create a “level playing field” between Australian media companies and the tech giants.

Elaine Stead says in-person mediation ‘waste of time’ in Nine defamation case
Defamation July 16, 2020 12:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Venture capitalist Elaine Stead has refused to go into a second round of mediation in her defamation case against the Nine-owned Fairfax Media Publications saying […]

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Transgender woman clears first hurdle in discrimination case against Press Council
Media July 8, 2020 6:12 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A transgender woman has won a preliminary legal fight with the Australia Press Council over claims the organisation discriminated against her in dismissing her complaint […]

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‘Seriously dishonest conduct’: Former Liberal leader John Hewson sues Nine for defamation
Defamation July 6, 2020 8:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Liberal leader John Hewson has filed a defamation suit against Nine, claiming a report by A Current Affair about his insurance firm was gratuitous […]

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Google to pay publishers for news content
Competition & Consumer Protection June 25, 2020 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Google has reached agreements with publishers in three countries to pay for news, as the ACCC works out the details of a mandatory code under […]

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ABC owes casuals $12M in unpaid wages
Employment June 19, 2020 1:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has agreed to pay 1,800 current and former casual staff $12 million in unpaid wages, following an investigation by the Fair […]

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Forcing Google, Facebook to pay for news could run afoul of High Court ruling, IP experts say
Media June 11, 2020 4:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A group of IP lawyers has warned the Government will have to proceed carefully in establishing a mandatory code under which Google and Facebook would […]

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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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