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Why defamation suits in Australia are so ubiquitous, and difficult to defend for media organisations – Brendan Clift

Attorney-General Christian Porter is suing the ABC for defamation and claiming aggravated damages. Porter is claiming that an article published last month included false allegations against him in relation to a historical rape. A statement from his lawyer says although Porter was not named, the article made allegations against a senior cabinet minister “and the attorney-general was easily identifiable to many Australians”. Continue reading

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