Defamation law reform in Australia: the multiple publication rule

Gray, Anthony (2019) Defamation law reform in Australia: the multiple publication rule. Tort Law Review, 27 (1). pp. 3-17. ISSN 1039-3285


Abstract

A Standing Committee is currently considering possible reform to Australia's uniform defamation laws. In this article, reform of the existing multiple publication rule is proposed, on the basis that the existing rule raises the spectre of multiple law suits over many years based on the one publication. This defeats the purpose of limitation periods and potentially prolongs litigation indefinitely.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 04:47
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2020 23:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: multiple publication rule, defamation, publishers, Dow Jones v Gutnick
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180126 Tort Law
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37138

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