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Judge slams Buzzfeed’s truth defence in Emma Husar’s defamation case
Defamation February 22, 2019 9:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has gutted Buzzfeed’s truth defence in a defamation case brought by Labor MP Emma Husar accusing the news publisher of “slut shaming” her, […]

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No evidence that rapist line uttered, Sarah Hanson-Young tells court
Defamation February 12, 2019 8:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has slammed Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm’s attempt to stay her defamation case against him without providing evidence that the alleged […]

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Sarah Hanson-Young wants Leyonhjelm to pay her legal bill for unexplained court absence
Defamation February 6, 2019 10:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, who is suing fellow senator David Leyonhjelm for defamation, has asked a court for the costs of having her lawyers appear […]

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Leyonhjelm a no-show in Hanson-Young defamation appeal
Defamation January 23, 2019 3:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Barristers for Senator David Leyonhjelm failed to turn up to the first case management hearing in the politician’s own appeal of the court’s dismissal of […]

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MP Emma Husar can claim Buzzfeed article implied she’s a ‘slut’
Defamation December 21, 2018 10:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Online news publisher Buzzfeed will have to defend an allegation by Labor MP Emma Husar that an article it published implied she’s a “slut”, despite never […]

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ABC, Fairfax slam judge’s ‘narrow’ definition of espionage in Chau Chak Wing appeal
Defamation February 21, 2019 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 January 29, 2019 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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High profile barrister steps aside in Gayle defamation appeal
Defamation March 5, 2019 7:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Leading defamation barrister Bruce McClintock, SC, has stepped down from representing cricketer Chris Gayle as an appeal by three media organisations against a $326,000 payout […]

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Woman who posted link to video on Facebook can appeal defamation ruling
Defamation February 28, 2019 10:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

A woman who shared a link to a defamatory video on her Facebook page and was ordered to pay $18,880 in damages has won leave […]

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Actor Craig McLachlan faces indecent assault charges
Defamation January 11, 2019 11:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Actor Craig McLachlan will appear in court next month to face charges of indecent assault, four days after trial kicks off in a high-stakes defamation […]

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