Defamation Law in Australia, 4th edition

An expert analysis of key issues in the first major reform to model defamation provisions since 2005

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409352573
Release Date: December 04, 2022
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This 4th edition of Defamation Law in Australia examines key amendments to the Defamation Act that commenced on 1 July 2021 in most jurisdictions in Australia.

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• The vital elements to the cause of action
• Issue of serious harm
• The date of publication
• Digital platforms
• Concerns notices and offers to make amends

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Table of contents


  • Part One — History and Concepts

  • 1 Introduction

  • 2 History of Defamation Law in England

  • 3 History of Defamation Law in Australia

  • 4 Reputation

  • 5 Freedom of Speech

  • Part Two — General Principles

  • 6 The Cause of Action for Defamation

  • 7 Publication

  • 8 Identification

  • 9 Meaning

  • 10 Defamation

  • 11 Particular Defamatory Meanings

  • 12 Capacity to Sue — Plaintiffs

  • 13 Capacity to Be Sued — Defendants

  • 14 Privacy

  • 15 Other Causes of Action

  • Part Three — Resolution of Civil Disputes Without

  • Litigation

  • 16 Alternative Solutions

  • Part Four — Litigation of Civil Disputes — Including

  • Defences In Civil Proceedings And Remedies

  • 17 Role of Judge and Jury

  • 18 The Defences

  • 19 Truth

  • 20 Contextual Truth

  • 21 Absolute Privilege

  • 22 The Privileged Occasion

  • 23 Malice

  • 24 Statements to The World At Large

  • 25 Statutory Defences of Qualified Privilege

  • 26 Protected Reports

  • 27 Fair Comment

  • 28 Honest Opinion

  • 29 Innocent Dissemination

  • 30 Circumstances of Publication

  • 31 Damages at Common Law

  • 32 General Damages

  • 33 Award of Damages

  • 34 Increasing Damages — Aggravation

  • 35 Exemplary Damages

  • 36 Reducing Damages — Mitigation

  • 37 Special Damages

  • 38 Other Aspects of Damages

  • 39 Injunctions and Alternative Remedies

  • 40 Non-Monetary Remedies

  • 41 Costs

  • Part Five Miscellaneous

  • 42 Evidence/Transitional

  • 43 Reform

  • 44 Criminal Law

  • Appendix I - Defamation Act 2005

  • Appendix II - Damages Tables

  • Appendix III - Federal Court Practice Note