‘The truth matters’:Rupert,Lachlan Murdoch dragged into $2.3b Fox News defamation suit

‘The truth matters’:Rupert,Lachlan Murdoch dragged into $2.3b Fox News defamation suit

The media mogul and his son played a direct role in statements that fed false perceptions of voter fraud in the 2020 US presidential election,a court has heard.

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Far-right commentator Yemini plans more court action to identify PRGuy

Far-right commentator Yemini plans more court action to identify PRGuy

Twitter has provided several IP addresses to Avi Yemini so he could take potential legal action against the holder of the prominent Twitter account.

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Amber Heard says jury fell for Johnny Depp’s ‘fantastic’ acting

Amber Heard says jury fell for Johnny Depp’s ‘fantastic’ acting

Heard broke her silence on the trial in a US television interview and spoke about the ‘hate and vitriol’ she received online.

  • byRozina Sabur
‘Unfavourable legislation’:Media executives call for defamation law reform

‘Unfavourable legislation’:Media executives call for defamation law reform

New Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus is being asked to review defamation laws.

  • byZoe Samios
Legal threat to journalists puts public interest at risk

Legal threat to journalists puts public interest at risk

Australian journalists work to a code of ethics that is underpinned by the fundamental tenet of respect for the truth and the enduring right of the public to receive accurate,timely information.

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Court dismisses surgeon’s second attempt to view draft stories of SMH,The Age,60 Minutes
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Court dismisses surgeon’s second attempt to view draft stories of SMH,The Age,60 Minutes

Dr Joseph Ajaka sought to inspect draft copies of an upcoming investigation by Adele Ferguson. On Thursday,a court rejected this for the second time.

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Court of Appeal overturns order requiring 60 Minutes,SMH and The Age to hand over draft stories
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Court of Appeal overturns order requiring 60 Minutes,SMH and The Age to hand over draft stories

Lawyers for the cosmetic surgeon who was originally granted the order have launched fresh proceedings.

  • byGeorgina Mitchell
Christie Whelan Browne on Amber Heard and her own #MeToo horror show

Christie Whelan Browne on Amber Heard and her own #MeToo horror show

After a bruising legal battle with Craig McLachlan,the Melbourne actress is returning to the stage.

  • byKerrie O'Brien
Barilaro awarded $715,000 in defamation case,Shanks and Google referred for contempt

Barilaro awarded $715,000 in defamation case,Shanks and Google referred for contempt

The internet giant had conceded the former NSW deputy premier was defamed by two videos on the Friendlyjordies YouTube channel,offering no defences.

  • byGeorgina Mitchell
‘Toxic catastrophe’:Johnny Depp won his case but everyone else loses
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‘Toxic catastrophe’:Johnny Depp won his case but everyone else loses

The verdict is in but the debates still rage around this celebrity trial and its implications for #metoo,for defamation and for the couple’s endless feud.

  • byFarrah Tomazin
Heard-Depp trial is a reality TV check for #MeToo

Heard-Depp trial is a reality TV check for #MeToo

Vicious insults against Amber Heard will no doubt make it harder for women to report domestic violence,but that does not mean all women’s accusations against men must be believed. Women,too,are capable of being wrong - and violent.

  • byParnell Palme McGuinness