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Latest news: Defamation

New defamation laws for the ACT

"The reforms aim to strike a better balance between protecting reputations, while not unreasonably limiting freedom of expression online."

Ben Roberts-Smith ordered to pay publishers’ legal costs

Former soldier Ben Roberts-Smith has been ordered to pay the legal costs of several media outlets following a failed defamation action over allegations he committed war crimes.

Ben Roberts-Smith agrees to pay costs of defamation loss

Ben Roberts-Smith has agreed to pay the costs of three media firms he sued after a judge found reports of war crimes in Afghanistan were substantially true.

Ben Roberts-Smith suffers massive defamation loss

Military veteran Ben Roberts-Smith committed multiple war crimes including murder while deployed in Afghanistan, a Federal Court judge has found.

Ben Roberts- Smith to learn defamation fate

Almost 11 months after his lengthy trial, Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith will soon learn whether his defamation case over war crimes reports has been successful.

Fox News to hand over docs for second US voting machine lawsuit

Fox News has agreed to hand over thousands of documents to voting machine company Smartmatic, which is suing the network for defamation in a case similar to Dominion Voting Machines' just-settled lawsuit.

Bruce Lehrmann sure of ‘millions in defamation’ from reports

Before being charged with sexual assault, former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann said he could obtain "millions in defamation" over media reports about the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins.

Lisa Wilkinson responds to Bruce Lehrmann defamation action

Bruce Lehrmann has accused two major news organisations of being "recklessly indifferent to the truth" for reporting rape allegations made by his former colleague Brittany Higgins, legal documents reveal.

Brittany Higgins willing to appear in Bruce Lehrmann defamation case

Brittany Higgins says she is willing to appear as a witness in any civil action brought by her former colleague Bruce Lehrmann alleging he was defamed.

Bruce Lehrmann launches defamation action against media

Former Liberal Party staffer Bruce Lehrmann has launched defamation action against two media organisations over their coverage of rape allegations against him.

Higgins willing to face defamation action

Brittany Higgins has confirmed she would be willing to give evidence in any potential defamation proceedings launched by the man she accuses of raping her.