Peter Dutton abandons High Court bid in failed defamation case

Peter Dutton abandons High Court bid in failed defamation case

The federal Opposition Leader had sought special leave to appeal against an unfavourable defamation decision over a six-word tweet.

  • byMichaela Whitbourn

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Crikey ‘mocking’ Lachlan Murdoch on public billboards,court told

Crikey ‘mocking’ Lachlan Murdoch on public billboards,court told

The Fox Corporation chief executive is “enthusiastic” about his defamation case against Crikey proceeding to trial as soon as possible,the Federal Court heard.

  • byMichaela Whitbourn
Crikey to test new public interest defence in Murdoch defamation fight

Crikey to test new public interest defence in Murdoch defamation fight

The online news outlet has confirmed it will seek to rely on new provisions in NSW defamation law,including a serious harm test and public interest defence.

  • byMichaela Whitbourn andDavid Estcourt
Journalists may be stripped of award after Laming defamation suit

Journalists may be stripped of award after Laming defamation suit

The Walkley Foundation plans to review the granting of the prestigious award to two Nine journalists after the network apologised to former MP Andrew Laming over their story.

  • byToby Crockford
Nine apologises to Andrew Laming in settlement of defamation suit

Nine apologises to Andrew Laming in settlement of defamation suit

The former federal Liberal MP launched defamation proceedings against Nine last year over a segment on a Queensland news bulletin.

  • byMichaela Whitbourn andToby Crockford
Weightlifting coach suing athlete over ‘rapist’ claims to test new defamation laws

Weightlifting coach suing athlete over ‘rapist’ claims to test new defamation laws

A weightlifting coach suing a young female athlete for defamation after she accused him of pressuring her for sex will be the first plaintiff in Victoria subjected to a new legal test aimed at weeding out trivial cases.

  • byTom Cowie
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Facebook page admins given no defence under defamation plan:top lawyers

Facebook page admins given no defence under defamation plan:top lawyers

Top defamation lawyers say a national plan to give social media page administrators a new defence over third party comments does not work as intended.

  • byMichaela Whitbourn
Planning minister’s brother accuses Victorian Liberals of defamation

Planning minister’s brother accuses Victorian Liberals of defamation

The lobbyist brother of Planning Minister Lizzie Blandthorn alleges a shadow minister and the Liberal Party’s state director defamed him. The minister says it’s just a ‘media stunt’.

  • byRachel Eddie
By crikey! Murdoch and a minnow flirting with the Streisand effect
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By crikey! Murdoch and a minnow flirting with the Streisand effect

News Corp co-chair Lachlan Murdoch’s decision to sue Crikey over an article is just as bizarre as the small publisher choosing to effectively goad him into doing so.

  • byMatt Collins
Erin Molan awarded $150,000 in defamation case against Daily Mail

Erin Molan awarded $150,000 in defamation case against Daily Mail

A Federal Court judge found a June 2020 article on the Daily Mail Australia website did not call the broadcaster a racist but did defame her in other ways.

  • byMichaela Whitbourn
Murdoch v Crikey:How a mere 804 words became a test case that could run into the millions

Murdoch v Crikey:How a mere 804 words became a test case that could run into the millions

At first,the online publisher took a conciliatory approach towards Lachlan Murdoch,the scion of a media empire,but in August the worm turned.

  • byMichaela Whitbourn andZoe Samios