Defamation law reforms: What’s changed for public officials?

9 Sep, 2021

The Defamation Amendment Act 2020 (Amending Act) commenced operation on 1 July 2021. It represents the first stage of proposed reforms to defamation law. The Amending Act significantly reformed the Defamation Act 2005 (Defamation Act). But how are these changes relevant to…

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Balancing the public interest against private interests

28 Jul, 2016

The Land and Environment Court has recently been required to balance the public interest against private interests in the context of a marina development.  The decision has reinforced the Court’s earlier test that in the context of the State Environmental Planning Policy Sydney…

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