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Drones, donations and court drama in Chau Chak Wing defamation battle

It is, perhaps, a fitting symbol of the level of interest in the dispute: as a high-stakes Federal Court defamation battle played out between Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing and Fairfax Media, a drone was spotted hovering outside the court…

  • Michaela Whitbourn
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Justice Michael Wigney wasn’t pointing any fingers in his 19th-floor courtroom in Sydney’s Law Courts building.

It might have been a “complete and utter coincidence”, he said genially, and there was no basis for suggesting any party or media organisation was…

Leav 1aBut his associate had spotted the drone on Thursday, and he noted on Friday that filming proceedings without the court’s leave or attempting to influence court proceedings “may constitute a contempt of…

“I keep looking out the…

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