Defamation law reform: where next?

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

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It’s been two years since significant reforms to Australian defamation law. In this seminar, which builds on a forum in 2022, experts on law reform, defamation and journalism reflect on how the laws are working, and what further reforms are needed.

Panel 1 – The Problems

  • Justice John Dixon, retired Judge Victorian Supreme Court (pictured left)
  • David Rolph, Professor, Sydney Law School
  • Gina McWilliams, Senior Legal Counsel, News Corp Australia (pictured centre)
  • Associate Professor Johan Lidberg, Journalism Program, Monash University
  • Moderated by Associate Professor Jason Bosland, Melbourne Law School

Panel 2 – The Solutions

  • Justice Mordy Bromberg SC, President Australian Law Reform Commission (pictured right)
  • Dean Levitan, Minter Ellison
  • Georgina Schoff KC, Victorian Bar
  • Osman Faruqi, Reporter, The Age
  • Moderated by Associate Professor Andrew Dodd, Centre for Advancing Journalism 

Hosted by Jon Faine, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Melbourne

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