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Murdoch v Crikey highlights how Australia’s defamation laws protect the rich and powerful

Image: Lachlan Murdoch, far left, with his father Rupert and brother James in 2014. Dan Steinberg/AP/AAP There is no better example of how Australia’s defamation laws...

The government’s planned ‘anti-troll’ laws won’t help most victims of online trolling

  Image: Shutterstock Last Monday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Michaelia Cash announced proposed new legislation aimed at making online “trolls” accountable for their actions. Over...

High Court rules media are liable for Facebook comments on their stories. Here’s what that means for your favourite Facebook pages

  Image: Shuttlestock A publisher can be held responsible for defamatory comments readers leave on its Facebook pages, the High Court ruled yesterday, in a decision...

Can you be liable for defamation for what other people write on your Facebook page? Australian court says: maybe

In some ways, this case just adapts the old authorities on publication to a modern situation. Shutterstock When you go online and write something nasty...