Posters of public content on social media liable in defamation as ‘publishers’

The High Court of Australia has dismissed an appeal[1] by media outlets Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd, Nationwide News Pty Limited and Australian News Channel Pty Ltd and confirmed that each of the appellants "published" comments made by third -party Facebook users on links shared on their public profiles.  Accordingly, they [...]

2021-09-14T11:32:26+10:00September 14th, 2021|

Charity claims defamation by former staff member

Background The Chinese Australian Services Society Limited (CASS) is a company limited by guarantee which is a charity registered under the ACNC Act. It provides aged care, disability, settlement and child-care services in New South Wales with annual revenue of almost $23M. P is the unpaid honorary executive director of CASS [...]

2021-05-11T17:30:10+10:00May 11th, 2021|
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