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Judge sours on remote trials, bemoans ‘leisure wear effect’
Courts 2022-01-27 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge who has been an enthusiastic lab rat in the virtual hearing experiment forced on the country’s courts by the COVID-19 pandemic has expressed […]

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WA premier Mark McGowan must give evidence in Sydney court in Palmer case
Defamation 2022-01-25 9:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Western Australia premier Mark McGowan has been ordered to appear in person in a Sydney court to give evidence at trial in a defamation case […]

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WA Premier can’t shield text messages with AG about Mineralogy bill
Defamation 2022-01-19 4:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Clive Palmer has won his bid to view text messages between Western Australian premier Mark McGowan and the state attorney-general discussing a bill to ban […]

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WA Premier engaged in ‘disgraceful and dishonourable’ conduct, Clive Palmer tells defamation judge
Defamation 2021-11-11 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The court has given the green light to an amended defamation defence by Clive Palmer which accuses Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan of “disgraceful and […]

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WA premier chips away at Clive Palmer’s defence in border closure defamation case
Defamation 2021-04-28 8:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has partially struck out mining magnate Clive Palmer’s defence to WA Premier Mark McGowan’s defamation claim over statements which allegedly accused the premier […]

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McGowan says Clive Palmer can’t defend truth of criminal cover up imputation
Defamation 2020-12-11 10:50 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Billionaire Clive Palmer cannot defend the truth of alleged defamatory imputations that Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan tried to “cover up” criminal acts and was […]

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Clive Palmer’s lawyer doubtful McGowan defamation suit can settle in mediation
Defamation 2020-11-10 9:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister for billionaire Clive Palmer has expressed doubt that the mining magnate’s defamation case against Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan can be resolved in […]

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WA Premier Mark McGowan lobs defamation claims at Clive Palmer
Defamation 2020-09-21 2:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has struck back at a defamation lawsuit by Clive Palmer, filing a counterclaim accusing the mining magnate of making a […]

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