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It's apparently ok to lie, if you're a gossip magazine

The Press Council has ruled that a Women’s Day article was “blatantly misleading”, but also said people who buy gossip mags for entertainment don’t necessarily expect the stories to be strictly true. It’s a bizarre finding given the reality of defamation laws, argues Andrew Dodd.

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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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Opinion

There is no legal vacuum in space

Space may be the last frontier, but it’s definitely not lawless, and there’s no shortage of legal issues at play as humanity looks increasingly to the stars, explains Morry Bailes.