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Opinion

How the pandemic is reshaping work

Coronavirus has forced sudden, major changes to the way many businesses and employees operate, and when the crisis passes a return to the status quo will be unthinkable, writes Morry Bailes.

Opinion

Law in the time of coronavirus

In a world of digital connectivity, coronavirus is wreaking havoc on businesses reliant on person-to-person contact. When the pandemic passes, laws and practices must change to reflect the new reality, writes Morry Bailes.

Opinion

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.

Opinion

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.