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Peter Dutton takes ‘rape apologist’ defamation case to High Court
Defamation 2022-06-20 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Opposition leader Peter Dutton has asked the High Court to overturn an appeals court judgment that found a tweet labelling him a “rape apologist” was […]

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‘Complicated and difficult’: Court grapples with crowdfunding in Dutton defamation appeal
Defamation 2022-06-03 4:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned how the court will award costs in refugee activist Shane Bazzi’s successful appeal against coalition leader Peter Dutton, saying crowdfunding for […]

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Court overturns Peter Dutton’s win in defamation case over ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Defamation 2022-05-17 11:17 am By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has set aside a judgment awarding federal minister Peter Dutton $35,000 in his defamation case over a tweet by a refugee activist […]

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Peter Dutton says ‘mental gymnastics’ needed for activist’s reading of ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Defamation 2022-05-03 3:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Counsel for Peter Dutton has told a court a reader needed to do “mental gymnastics” to understand activist Shane Bazzi’s “rape apologist” tweet as saying […]

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Seven settles defamation suit by wrongly named Cleo Smith abduction suspect
Defamation 2022-02-16 2:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Seven Network has settled a defamation lawsuit brought by a Nyamal man who the broadcaster wrongly identified as the suspect in the abduction of four-year-old […]

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Fraud dooms settlement in art collector’s defamation suit over Telegraph story
Defamation 2022-01-18 12:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has rejected an art collector’s bid to enforce a settlement in litigation against the publisher of the Sunday Telegraph over an allegedly defamatory […]

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Full Court to hear Dutton defamation case over ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Appeals 2021-12-20 2:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Refugee activist Shane Bazzi has appealed a defamation judgment ordering him to pay $35,000 in damages to Peter Dutton over a tweet which accused the […]

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Peter Dutton wins $35,000 in defamation damages over ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Defamation 2021-11-24 1:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Defence minister Peter Dutton has won $35,000 in damages in a defamation case over a tweet accusing him of being a rape apologist, with a […]

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Man sues Seven for wrongly naming him Cleo Smith abduction suspect
Defamation 2021-11-16 9:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Nyamal man mistakenly identified by the Seven Network as the suspect in the abduction of four-year-old Cleo Smith in Western Australia is suing the […]

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‘Horribly offensive’: Peter Dutton tells court of hurt at rape apologist tweet
Trials 2021-10-06 3:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Defence minister Peter Dutton has given evidence of his “hurt” at trial in a defamation case over a tweet accusing him of being a rape […]

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