Case Law Australia, Harbour Radio v Trad, High Court allows qualified privilege appeal – Richard Ridyard

19 10 2012

Debate on qualified privilege is often problematic as it is the grey area that lies between two fundamental rights: freedom of expression and protection of reputation. In England qualified privilege has become an important defence, and was firmly under the spotlight in the landmark case of Reynolds v Times Newspapers Limited . Read the rest of this entry »





Poll shows public support for independent regulator – Brian Cathcart

19 10 2012

There is overwhelming public support for independent regulation of the press backed by law, a new opinion poll shows. Seventy-eight per cent of those asked – in an unusually large sample of people – said they preferred this kind of body to any regulator established by newspapers themselves. Read the rest of this entry »