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If your organisation publishes information, including on-line and on social media, you should be aware of the risks of publishing defamatory material. At worst, defamation can land you in court. 

For more about defamation, read our fact sheet below.

Our fact sheet covers:

  • defamation laws in Australia
  • 2021 defamation law reforms
  • what is defamation?
  • who can be defamed?
  • who can be sued for defamation?
  • defences
  • apologies and offers to a make amends

It also includes some practical guidance for organisations to avoid the risks of defamation. 

Last Updated: 27 October 2021

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