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Nine can argue MP Andrew Laming a ‘creep’ in defamation defence
Defamation 2022-02-04 10:38 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has allowed Nine Network to claim that MP Andrew Laming is a ‘creep’ in its contextual truth defence to the Queensland politician’s defamation […]

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SAS soldier said he feared ‘dobbing in’ Ben Roberts-Smith for alleged killings of Afghan villagers
Defamation 2022-02-03 9:09 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A serving SAS soldier has reiterated his testimony that Ben Roberts-Smith was involved in the killing of two Afghan detainees, telling a judge he was […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith ordered shooting of Afghan man, court told as trial resumes
Trials 2022-02-02 2:47 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Australia’s most decorated Afghanistan war veteran, Ben Roberts-Smith, ordered the shooting of an Afghani man during an Easter Sunday patrol, a court has heard. After […]

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Christian Porter, silk win stay of $430,000 legal bill in feud with accuser’s friend
Defamation 2022-02-02 9:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Attorney-General Christian Porter and senior barrister Sue Chrysanthou have met with partial success in an eleventh hour bid to halt an order for payment […]

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One time Liberal powerbroker says Nine using journalist privilege to ‘block him at every opportunity’
Defamation 2022-01-31 9:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Former Liberal power broker Marcus Bastiaan has accused Nine Entertainment of hiding behind “the cloak of journalistic professional privilege” in refusing to provide documentary evidence […]

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Liberal MP Andrew Laming looks to strike out Nine’s ‘desperate’ defamation defence
Defamation 2022-01-28 5:28 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Liberal MP Andrew Laming has slammed the Nine Network for attempting to “bully and harass” him with its contextual truth defence to his lawsuit over […]

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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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Google claims ‘devastating’ impact on internet if defamation ruling upheld
High Court 2022-01-24 2:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Google has argued there would be a “devastating” effect on the internet if the High Court upholds a judgment awarded to gangland lawyer George Defteros […]

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‘Anti-troll’ bill won’t protect social media users, legal body warns
Defamation 2022-01-24 5:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A new draft bill aimed at deterring social media trolls is unlikely to be as effective as incoming state-driven alternatives, the Law Council of Australia […]

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