Recent Changes to Defamation Laws

Date uploaded:
09 Mar 2021

Marcus Hoyne and Priya Wakhlu provide an overview of the key areas of reform and outline what practitioners must know in operating under the new regime. 

On 17 November 2020, royal assent was given to the Victorian legislation amending the Defamation Act. These reforms are consistent with similar legislation which has passed or is expected to be passed in other Australian jurisdictions shortly. These reforms constitute a significant overhaul of Australian defamation law.