Changes to Defamation Laws to take effect from 1 July 2021

From 1 July, the defamation regimes in Victoria, NSW and South Australia are set to change (with other states likely to follow thereafter). What’s changing? The changes are directed at better balancing the need to protect an individual’s reputation with ensuring freedom of expression and distribution of information which is clearly in the public interest. [...]

2021-06-16T05:38:00+00:00June 16th, 2021|Business Advice, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Changes to Defamation Laws to take effect from 1 July 2021

Defamation Ruling on Facebook Post

Back in September 2016 the District Court in NSW made a ruling against a staff member who defamed his employer on his personal Facebook account.  The case was Rothe v Scott (No 4) [2016] NSWDC 160.  This is a precedent case in defamation laws as in that the employer was not specifically named in the [...]

2017-06-26T17:38:37+00:00March 20th, 2017|Contracts, Employment Law|19 Comments