Category Archives: Reciprocal duty-interest

The politician’s privilege?: Wookey v Quigley [2011] WASC 227

Since Lange in 1998, politicians have no longer been the cornerstones of the defamation lawyer’s practice. The High Court decided that we have an implied right in our constitution to discuss “government and political matter” and so politicians took their … Continue reading

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Qualified privilege and Rumours in the High Court: Cush v Dillon [2011] HCA 30

On 10 August 2011, the High Court considered the question of whether qualified privilege attached to a statement (made in April 2005) to the Chairperson of a Committee known as the CMA, that: “it is common knowledge among people [on … Continue reading

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