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Author George, Patrick Thomas, author.

Title Defamation law in Australia / Patrick George.

Published Chatswood, N.S.W. LexisNexis, [2017].
© 2017.

LocationUniM Law High Use 
Call No.KN 38.2 K1 GEOR

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Edition 3rd edition.
Physical description lxxii, 749 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents PART 1: History and concepts -- 1. Introduction -- 2. History of defamation law in England -- 3. History of defamation law in Australia -- 4. Reputation -- 5. Freedom of speech -- PART 2: General principles -- 6. The cause of action for defamation -- 7. Publication -- 8. Identification -- 9. Meaning -- 10. Defamation -- 11. Particular defamatory meanings -- 12. Capacity to sue - plaintiffs -- 13. Capacity to be sued - defendants -- 14. Privacy -- 15. Other causes of action -- PART 3: Resolution of civil disputes without litigation -- 16. Alternative solutions -- PART 4: Litigation of civil disputes - including defences in civil proceedings and remedies -- 17. Role of judge and jury -- 18. The defences -- 19. Truth -- 20. Contextual truth -- 21. Absolute privilege -- 22. The privileged occasion -- 23. Malice -- 24. Statements to the world at large -- 25. Statutory defence of qualified privilege -- 26. Protected reports -- 27. Fair comment -- 28. Honest opinion -- 29. Innocent dissemination -- 30. Circumstances of publication -- 31. Damages at common law -- 32. General damages -- 33. Award of damages -- 34. Increasing damages - aggravation -- 35. Exemplary damages -- 36. Reducing damages - mitigation -- 37. Special damages -- 38. Other aspects of damages -- 39. Alternative remedies -- 40. Non-monetary remedies -- 41. Costs -- PART 5: Miscellaneous -- 42. Evidence/transitional -- 43. Reform -- 44. Criminal law -- Appendix I: Defamation Act 2005 (NSW version) -- Appendix II: Comparative tables -- Appendix III: Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (NSW) -- Appendix IV: Defamation practice notes (NSW).
Subject Australia. Defamation Act 1974.
Libel and slander -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Libel and slander -- Australia.
Australian.
ISBN 9780409345575