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Defamation law in Australia

Author: Patrick Thomas George
Publisher: Chatswood, N.S.W. : LexisNexis Butterworths, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Following the introduction of the Defamation Act 2005, defamation law is now substantially uniform. The provisions of the Defamation Act 2005 are identified and explained and important topics such as reputation and freedom of speech are explored. A full reproduction of the Defamation Act 2005 is provided in an Appendix, together with a Comparative Table of Defamation Statutes, contrasting the previous legislation  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Thomas George
ISBN: 9780409326437 0409326437
OCLC Number: 730047403
Description: lxiii, 666 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. History and concepts --
1. Introduction --
2. History of defamation law in England --
3. History of defamation law in Australia --
4. Reputation --
5. Freedom of speech --
pt. 2. General principles --
6. The cause of action for defamation --
7. Publication --
8. Identification --
9. Meaning --
10. Defamation --
11. Particular defamatory meanings --
12. Capacity to sued --
plaintiffs --
13. Capacity to be sued --
defendants --
14. Privacy --
15. Other causes of action --
pt. 3 Resolution of civil disputes without litigation --
16. Alternative solutions --
pt. 4. Litigation of civil disputes --
including defences in civil proceedings and remedies --
17. Role of judge and jury --
18. The defences --
19. Truth --
20. Contextual truth --
21. Absolute privilege --
22. The privileged occasion --
23. Malice --
24. Statements to the world at large --
25. Statutory defence of qualified privilege --
26. Protected reports --
27. Fair comment --
28. Honest opinion --
29. Innocent dissemination --
30. Circumstances of publication --
31. Damages at common law --
32. General damages --
33. Increasing damages --
aggravation --
34. Exemplary damages --
35. Reducing damages --
mitigation --
36. Special damages --
37. Award of damages --
38. Other aspects of damages --
39. Alternative remeies --
40. Non-monetary remedies --
41. Costs --
pt. 5. Miscellaneous --
42. Evidence/transitional --
43. Criminal law.
Responsibility: Patrick George.

Abstract:

Following the introduction of the Defamation Act 2005, defamation law is now substantially uniform. The provisions of the Defamation Act 2005 are identified and explained and important topics such as reputation and freedom of speech are explored. A full reproduction of the Defamation Act 2005 is provided in an Appendix, together with a Comparative Table of Defamation Statutes, contrasting the previous legislation with the new Act. This second edition has been completely revised to reflect changes to legislation and case law, including an analysis of major High Court and Court of Appeal decisions relating to defences of truth, common law qualified privilege and fair comment. It addresses new developments in invasion of privacy law in Australia and explores topical issues such as the procedure to identify publishers of online defamatory material.

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