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YouTuber Jordan Shanks says NSW Deputy Premier threatened to sue for defamation
Defamation 2021-05-04 4:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro is allegedly threatening to sue YouTuber Jordan Shanks for defamation over videos which allegedly implied he acted corruptly and engaged […]

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Refugee activist sued by Peter Dutton says his ‘rape apologist’ tweet was honest opinion
Defamation 2021-04-27 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Defence minister Peter Dutton has brought defamation proceedings against a refugee activist who labelled Dutton a “rape apologist” on Twitter, but the activist says he […]

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HWL Ebsworth advice to Quay Eyewear protected by privilege, judge rules
Employment 2021-04-09 3:18 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A director of sunglasses company Quay Eyewear has lost her bid to access HWL Ebsworth’s advice to the company given during legal proceedings which accused […]

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‘That is not how this court works’: Judge tosses Zarah Garde-Wilson’s case against Google
Defamation 2021-03-18 12:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has dismissed a case run by gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson seeking details from Google about the identity of an online reviewer after criticising […]

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Landmark media bargaining code passes parliament
Media 2021-02-25 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Historical legislation by the Morrison government requiring Google and Facebook to pay for news on their platforms has passed parliament after amendments were won by […]

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Facebook ‘pleased’ to restore Australian news pages after tweaks to media code
Media 2021-02-23 5:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Social media giant Facebook has announced it will soon reverse its ban on news pages in Australia after discussions with the Morrison government resulted in […]

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TGA orders ex-senator David Leyonhjelm to take down misleading COVID tweets
Coronavirus 2021-02-09 1:38 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The TGA has ordered former senator and vet David Leyonhjelm to take down misleading tweets spruiking a medication used to treat parasite infestations in horses […]

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Google threatens to block search in Australia if media code becomes law
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-22 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tech giants Google and Facebook have come under fire in a Senate inquiry for their “threats” to block news in Australia if a draft media […]

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ACCC mulls legal action after Google completes $3B FitBit acquisition
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-18 4:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC is considering taking legal action against Google after the search giant completed its $3 billion acquisition of fitness device company FitBit before the […]

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‘Not healthy nor sustainable’: Facebook says it shouldn’t be asked to fix Aussie media problems
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-20 1:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook and Google should not be expected to solve the challenges currently facing the Australian media industry, according to the social media giant, which has […]

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