Defamation and Protecting ReputationFED

A complete guide to the Defamation Act and related areas, including privacy, breach of confidence, injunctive relief, injurious falsehood, and misleading or deceptive conduct.

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A complete guide to the Defamation Act and related areas, including privacy, breach of confidence, injunctive relief, injurious falsehood, and misleading or deceptive conduct. Also included is 101 Subpoena Answers, which is a useful reference guide.

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    Full Commentary - Defamation and Protecting Reputation
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    Overview and limitation periods
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    Legislation
    “Defamation legal principles remain grounded in the common law. The distinction between libel and slander was abolished by the uniform defamation law, so the rights and remedies for offence caused either in writing or by speaking are the same. The uniform defamation legislation provides that the ...”

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    The 2021 defamation reforms
    “Practitioners may be aware of the long-heralded and substantial reforms to the uniform defamation law, following approval at COAG in 2020. As the uniform law is not Commonwealth legislation but depends on the various state and territory Defamation Acts, implementing the reforms requires each state ...”

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