Australian Defamation Law and Practice

This product offers reliable, practical assistance to the practitioner in defamation proceedings, and includes substantially revised commentary to incorporate the changes introduced by the uniform defamation legislation. Legislation relevant to defamation proceedings in all Australian jurisdictions is provided and regularly updated. The service is also an important source for defamation cases which are not reported elsewhere. Extensive practice material greatly simplifies the work for practitioners in the area. Regular bulletins by Judge JC Gibson provide recent case notes, tables of decisions and legislative updates.

General Information
AuthorTobin, T K; Sexton, M G
Subject AreaMedia & Communications
Updates2 looseleaf volumes; approx 3 updates per year; charged annually.
Charging MethodAnnual
Publication Year 1991
UpdatesOnline; Updated as developments require.
Charging MethodAnnual
LexisNexis Red
Charging MethodAnnual
FormatiPad and Windows PC
  • Defamatory Meaning
  • Publication and Identification
  • Injurious Falsehood and Criminal Libel
  • Defences - General and Justification
  • Absolute Privilege and Honest Opinion
  • Qualified Privilege and Protected Reports
  • Other Defences and Malice
  • Damages
  • Other Remedies
  • Pre-trial Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Legislation from Commonwealth and all Australian states and territories
  • Case Law
  • Practical Resources

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