Defamation law reform in an online world

Tue Oct 09 2018
Law reform and public affairs

The Law Council of Australia is hosting two seminars on comparative law issues in defamation law reform.

Calls for reform of Australia’s outdated defamation laws have been revived now that NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman SC has released the long-delayed Review of the Defamation Act 2005 (NSW). The Attorney-General has asked the national Committee of Attorneys General to undertake a “cyber-age reboot” of the uniform legislation.

Two seminars will be held on 31 October and 8 November 2018. The first of these considers defence issues, while the second of these focuses on specific problem areas for plaintiffs. These seminars focus on how the Section 49 Review has dealt with internationally discussed freedom of speech issues in an online world.

For more information and to register for the seminars please visit the Law Council of Australia website here.

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