The ‘public interest’ defence to defamation

The ‘public interest’ defence to defamation

16 July 2021 By Robyn Tongol

Numerous jurisdictions around Australia have recently passed sweeping reforms to defamation law, which could have a substantial impact on major cases in the future, and arguably could have altered the circumstances of recent trials.

On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Marque Lawyers managing partner Michael Bradley and senior associate Daisy von Schoenberg to discuss the introduction of defamation reform in numerous Australian jurisdictions, namely the public interest defence, and what impact such a defence might have on defamation cases moving forward.
 
The trio also delve into the hypothetical influence this defence might have had on recent, high-profile defamation cases and what lawyers in this space have to look forward to moving forward.

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