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Speedy changes to defamation laws needed for a free press

Australia’s ostensibly free press is regulated by a complex and controversial set of rules – none more so than our defamation laws, which...

Nine, the owner of The Age, has just fallen foul of those laws in relation to a joint investigation into Chinese-Australian billionaire and enthusiastic political donor Chau Chak Wing.

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The Federal Court ordered the ABC and Nine to pay $590,000 for defaming Mr Chau by suggesting he paid ″⁣bribes″⁣ in the form of donations and carried out the work of a…

The media outlets say they are deeply disappointed by the judgment and have urged state and…

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