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Review of Australian Defamation Act

Review of Australian Defamation Act

A report of the statutory review of the Defamation Act 2005 (the Act), which implements the Model Defamation Provisions (MDP) in NSW has covered key issues pertaining to Australian defamation law. The Review’s conclusions are likely to also be relevant to other NUDL jurisdictions, which have adopted equivalent provisions.

The review incorporated stakeholder submissions and careful analysis of cases heard in NSW, as well as other Australian and international jurisdictions and examined recent reforms and developments in defamation law in other countries, including the UK.

The Review “presents a first step towards further cooperative work at the national level to help ensure the NUDL remains modern, fit for purpose and nationally consistent, and that views and experiences of all NUDL jurisdictions inform any legislative reform.”

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  • Monday, 18 March 2019

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