Defamation Nation - Current cases and the reform agenda

Is defamation law reform working for plaintiffs, the media or the public?

Join prominent defamation lawyers and journalists to discuss recent cases and what they say about the ongoing need for reform.

Two panels will discuss pre-trial and trial cases respectively. These will feature:

Michael Bachelard – acting editor, The Age

Peter Bartlett – partner, MinterEllison

Jason Bosland – Melbourne Law School

Sue Chrysanthou SC – barrister

Matt Collins KC – barrister

Jon Faine – journalist and lawyer, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow

Heidi Murphy – reporter, Nine

Justin Quill – partner, Thomson Geer

Hosted by the Centre for Advancing Journalism, the Melbourne Law School and the Melbourne Press Club.

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