‘Australia’s proposed defamation law overhaul will expand media freedom – but at what cost?’, The Conversation (online)

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Period1 Dec 2019

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  • Title‘Australia’s proposed defamation law overhaul will expand media freedom – but at what cost?’, The Conversation (online)
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date1/12/19
    DescriptionLast Friday, Australia’s attorneys-general agreed on proposed amendments to the provisions which underpin Australian defamation laws.

    Politicians are spinning this as a “modernisation” of laws that haven’t been changed in 15 years.

    Whether or not this would “modernise” the law, these are media-friendly reforms that will make it harder for people to succeed in suing a news organisation in defamation. The campaign for media freedom by Australia’s news organisations has paid off.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/australias-proposed-defamation-law-overhaul-will-expand-media-freedom-but-at-what-cost-128064
    PersonsMichael Douglas