Case Law, Australia: Mickle v Farley, $105,000 awarded for defamatory tweets and Facebook posts – Patrick George

7 03 2014

gazetteA former NSW schoolboy who posted abusive and defamatory statements on Twitter and Facebook about a teacher at his school ordered to pay $105,000 damages … NSW District Court Judge Michael Elkaim found “the effect of the publication on the plaintiff was devastating” … Patrick George reports. Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Act 2013: The Section 5 Regulations, cumbersome and of questionable benefit? – Alexia Bedat

7 03 2014

Operators of WebsiteMuch has been written on the mental gymnastics required by the Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013 (“the Regulations”) issued under section 5 of the Defamation Act 2013 (“the Act”). The policy background to the legislation was stated in the following terms in the Explanatory Memorandum for the Regulations: Read the rest of this entry »