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Defamation Law in Australia 2nd ed isbn 9780409326437

Defamation Law in Australia

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ISBN13: 9780409321548
ISBN: 0409321540
New Edition ISBN: 9780409326437
Published: March 2006
Publisher: LexisNexis Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Defamation law is now substantially uniform in Australia. The Defamation Act 2005, which came into effect in most jurisdictions on 1 January 2006, modifies the common law in a number of respects but does not replace it.

The text sets out the general principles applying to this area of law, identifies the provisions of the new Act, and explains their relevance. It also comments upon basic concepts, such as reputation and freedom of speech. The Defamation Act is included as an Appendix, together with a Comparative Table of Defamation Statutes contrasting the previous legislation with the new Act. This text will be of interest not only to legal practitioners, but also to publishers, journalists and students of this area of the law.

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Other Jurisdictions , Australia
History and Concepts
History Of Defamation Law In England
History of Defamation Law In Australia
Freedom of Speech
General Principles:
The Cause of Action for Defamation Law
Defamatory Meaning
Particular Defamatory Meanings
Capacity to Sue - Plaintiffs
Capacity to be Sued: Defendants
Other Causes of Action
Resolution of Civil Disputes without Litigation
Alternative Solutions
Litigation of Civil Disputes: including defences in Civil Proceedings and Remedies
Role of Judge And Jury
The Defences
Contextual Truth
Absolute Privilege
The Privileged Occasion
Statements To The World At Large
Statutory Defence of Qualified Privilege
Protected Reports
Fair Comment
Honest Opinion
Innocent Dissemination
Circumstances of Publication
Damages at Common Law
General Damages
Increasing Damages: Aggravation
Exemplary Damages: Punishing the Defendant
Reducing Damages: Mitigation
Special Damages: Economic Loss
Award of Damages
Other Aspects of Damages
Alternative Remedies
Proposed National (Non-Monetary) Remedies
Criminal Law