Capping Libel Damages in Australia: a closer look – Matthew Lewis

29 05 2011

The cap on libel damages in Australia under the uniform Defamation Act of 2005 remains controversial. In this article barrister Matthew Lewis reviews the quantum of damages awarded since the Act came into effect

Since the 2005 Defamation Act came into effect, there have been 23 cases where damages have been awarded for non-economic loss. Click here for a table detailing cases where damages have been awarded or where s.35 of the 2005 Act has been discussed. Read the rest of this entry »