SWF: Sticks and Stones: Defamation Law
Australian defamation law has been called a ‘Frankenstein’s monster’ of poorly adapted legislation that offers insufficient protection for journalists and is ill-equipped to safeguard ordinary citizens in the digital age. Is it time we scrap the law or give it a dramatic rewrite? David Marr puts these questions to former Melbourne University Press CEO Louise Adler, Professor David Rolph, and the ABC Life’s Osman Faruqi (who sued Mark Latham in a high-profile defamation case).
Date: Friday 3 May
Venue: Carriageworks, Bay 17 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Price: $35 / $25