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When a defamation action ‘isn’t worth the candle’
Opinion
Defamation

When a defamation action ‘isn’t worth the candle’

Recent defamation actions and rulings have raised questions whether these legal manoeuvres are worth the trouble.

  • by Marina Olsen

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McGowan ‘doesn’t recall’ if he tried to influence Stokes’ anti-Palmer law coverage

McGowan ‘doesn’t recall’ if he tried to influence Stokes’ anti-Palmer law coverage

The premier has finally answered questions about his relationship with media mogul Kerry Stokes after the Clive Palmer defamation case exposed a chummy text exchange.

  • by Hamish Hastie
McGowan and Palmer both made to pay, but the fracas worked in the premier’s favour
Opinion
Defamation

McGowan and Palmer both made to pay, but the fracas worked in the premier’s favour

Neither Clive Palmer nor Mark McGowan were the “victor” in their high-profile defamation spat. But the case was political gold for the premier.

  • by Gareth Parker
Judge blasts McGowan, Palmer for wasting court time after defamation case ends in draw
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Defamation

Judge blasts McGowan, Palmer for wasting court time after defamation case ends in draw

In handing down his verdict, Justice Michael Lee said the case had involved considerable expenditure but diverted resources away from “real” proceedings.

  • by Hamish Hastie
WATCH LIVE: Billionaire, premier to learn their fates in defamation verdict

WATCH LIVE: Billionaire, premier to learn their fates in defamation verdict

Clive Palmer launched defamation action following a war of words with WA Premier Mark McGowan in 2020, which the billionaire said “hurt his feelings”.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Exclusive Brethren hidden homes all in the family
Opinion
CBD

Exclusive Brethren hidden homes all in the family

The secretive religious sect has discovered how to foil online sticky beaks.

  • by Noel Towell and Kishor Napier-Raman
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Family feud: Battle over party naming rights heads to court
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CBD

Family feud: Battle over party naming rights heads to court

Rival outfits are fighting over the right to use Family First Victoria branding at the upcoming state poll.

  • by Noel Towell and Kishor Napier-Raman
A right bunch coming to November’s state election
Opinion
CBD

A right bunch coming to November’s state election

The Melbourne Cup won’t be the only contest with a colourful field this November with right-of-centre outfits already jostling for position.

  • by Noel Towell and Kishor Napier-Raman
Clive Palmer’s $100 million senator reveals his political agenda

Clive Palmer’s $100 million senator reveals his political agenda

Ralph Babet is a French speaking, pro-immigration real estate agent and former Greens voter who wants a bill of rights and term limits on MPs.

  • by Annika Smethurst and Nick Bonyhady
Swimming ban a blow to courageous trans athletes
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Letters

Swimming ban a blow to courageous trans athletes

Readers discuss FINA’s ban on transgender athletes; Gladys Liu’s complaint she was targeted during the federal election; and the behaviour of AFL players.

Palmer backs Babet to hold major parties to account

Palmer backs Babet to hold major parties to account

The United Australia Party’s Ralph Babet has secured the sixth Senate spot in Victoria, the party’s only seat in the new parliament.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey