Title ‘Australia’s proposed defamation law overhaul will expand media freedom – but at what cost?’, The Conversation (online) Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country Australia Date 1/12/19 Description Last 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.
URL https://theconversation.com/australias-proposed-defamation-law-overhaul-will-expand-media-freedom-but-at-what-cost-128064 Persons Michael Douglas