Quick Reference Card: Defamation Law, 2nd edition
A concise summary of Defamation Law in Australia
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This 2nd edition of Quick Reference Card: Defamation Law provides a handy guide to the key amendments to the Defamation Act that commenced on 1 July 2021 in NSW, Victoria and South Australia.
Key updates cover:
• the vital elements to the cause of action
• issue of serious harm
• the date of publication
• liable parties
• digital platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter
• concerns notice and offer to make amends
• procedure to trial
• limitation periods
• Provides a clear summary of the key principles and a comprehensive overview of the legislation as at 1 July 2021
• Ideal for use as memory aids in open book exams for students and as a quick reference for practising lawyers
• George, Defamation Law in Australia
• George et al, Social Media and the Law, 3rd ed
Table of contents
- APPLICABLE LAW
- THE CAUSE OF ACTION FOR DEFAMATION
- DEFAMATORY MEANING
- RESOLUTION WITHOUT LITIGATION
- PROCEDURE TO TRIAL