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ABC, Fairfax slam judge’s ‘narrow’ definition of espionage in Chau Chak Wing appeal
Defamation 2019-02-21 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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Court suppresses Ben Roberts-Smith accuser’s identity
Defamation 2019-01-29 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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Craig McLachlan wins stay of defamation case amid criminal charges
Defamation 2019-01-17 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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Ben Roberts-Smith accuser fears for safety in defamation trial
Defamation 2018-11-22 4:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A key prospective witness in the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case who has accused the war hero of domestic violence has described “genuine fears” for her […]

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ABC, Fairfax appeal in Chau Chak Wing case to have ‘massive ramifications’ for press, court hears
Media 2018-11-07 10:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister for the ABC and Fairfax has told the Federal Court that an appeal against the dismissal of their truth defence in the Chau […]

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Roberts-Smith seeks suppression of ‘scandalous’ Fairfax defence in defamation case
Defamation 2018-10-12 10:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Decorated war hero Ben Roberts-Smith wants to suppress Fairfax’s defence in a highly contentious defamation case, saying the media company wanted the “scandalous and vexatious” […]

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Craig McLachlan can serve subpoenas on accusers, judge rules
Defamation 2018-09-21 8:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister for a group of people set to give evidence against Craig McLachlan at his upcoming defamation trial lost a bid Friday to suppress […]

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Truth defence tossed in Chau Chak Wing defamation case
Defamation 2018-08-31 10:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has thrown out the truth defence claimed by the ABC and Fairfax Media in a case brought by Chinese billionaire and philanthropist Dr […]

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SMH’s fatal nose job article destroyed surgeon’s practice, court hears
Media 2018-05-10 9:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Fairfax Media article over the death of a criminal figure during nose surgery had destroyed the practice of a prominent cosmetic doctor, a court […]

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Judge apologises before sending ABC defamation case to mediation
Media 2018-04-20 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A defamation case against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation by Nauru’s Justice Minister David Adeang that was set down for trial in July has been sent […]

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