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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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Can the Judge order that the trial be without a jury? Channel Seven Sydney Pty Ltd v Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells [2001] NSWCA 246

The circumstances of this appeal were as follows: • the plaintiff, a Senator from NSW, was funded to go to Italy on a study trip in 2009. She wrote a 620-page report on the Australian Wool Industry; • “Today Tonight” … Continue reading

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