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Examining the cost of free speech

Australia’s defamation laws are set to undergo their most significant changes for years. But while being sold as a win for free speech, the reforms may make it harder to successfully sue for damages and mainly benefit media organisations, argues Michael Douglas.

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Legal backlash to harsher sentencing law change

The state’s legal fraternity is preparing to push back against a State Government law change which reined in judicial discretion to hand out home detention sentences – particularly aimed at sex offenders – arguing that it is “distorting” the sentencing process.

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