Case Law, Australia: DHR International Inc v Challis, No injurious falsehood injunction against blog – Brigit Morris

30 10 2015

dhr_international_02On 23 October 2015, Justice Richard White in the New South Wales Supreme Court dismissed an application by a global executive recruitment firm, DHR International, for injunctive relief to remove anonymous blog posts allegedly made by a former employee of a DHR subsidiary. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law, Australia: Benyon v Manthey, Damages award in “naked sushi eating” libel case – Brigit Morris

20 10 2015

Travers BenyonOn 8 October 2015, the District Court of Queensland awarded damages of AUD$25, 000 to the now infamous millionaire playboy, the ‘Candyman’, in Benyon v Manthey [2015] QDC 252. Read the rest of this entry »

Australia: ‘Revenge porn’ bill introduced into federal Parliament – Brigit Morris

15 10 2015

Revenge-Porn-300x169An opportunity has finally arrived for the Australian Parliament to debate proposed legislation that would criminalise the phenomenon of so-called ‘revenge porn’. The rapid development of instantaneous communication technology and increased reporting of revenge porn incidents in Australian media, have intensified calls for the government to criminalise the distribution of intimate and/or sexually explicit images and videos of individuals without their consent. Read the rest of this entry »