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    "Smearing Sir Keith, Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch was multi-generational, muck-spreading in which the facts were incidental, if not accidental, and the journalistic jaundice and corporate self-interest were fundamental." 

    Murdoch retainer and head of News Corp, Robert Thomson, on The New York Times' 20,000 word investigation into the influence of Murdoch's media. The Sir Keith Murdoch Oration, April 16, 2019 ... Read more flatulence ... 


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    Entries in Defamatorium (5)

    Friday
    Apr052019

    Wilde's Dieppe into despair

    Rupert Everett gives us the post-Newgate decay of Oscar Wilde ... Dieppe, Paris and Naples ... The Happy Prince, reviewed by Miss Lumière ... The tail end of a regrettable defamation action ... A rouge dabbed reminder of Death in Venice ... The not-so-gay final chapter of an Irish wit, complete with the famous wallpaper scene  

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    Tuesday
    Nov202018

    A free press finds a fierce advocate

    The Gazette of Law & Journalism interviews Fairfax's editorial counsel Larina Mullins ... The failure of the law to protect public interest journalism ... The uncontested rote of suppression orders ... Rebel Wilson and the assault on damages caps ... Getting the big stories over the line ... Cultural divide between judges and the newsroom

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    Friday
    Aug102018

    Life of Clive

    Clive Evatt leader of the defamation bar - RIP ... Passionate about plaintiffs, yet gave significant leg-ups to defendants ... Charming, wily and unrelenting ... The Evatt business model ... Dubious clients and desperate cases ... A big life beyond the law ... Thoughts from colleagues and opponents 

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    Monday
    May012017

    Brandis reverses CLC cuts

    April 25 to May 1 … Brandis' backflip on CLC funding … ACT pilot justice reinvestment program ... Sophie Mirabella sues … Journalists bewildered by AFP metadata breach ... Week@theKnees with Sohini Mehta 

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    Tuesday
    Feb142017

    More events

    Week @ The Knees February 6 to February 13, 2017 ... Nightclub sex acts in the defamatorium ... The Clooneys twin-up ... Doctors' wives and the reward of making life hell for your husband ... Native Title impasse thwarts Adani mine ... Brandis' flourish on marriage inequality ... Royal Commission findings on Geelong Grammar ... Amber Harrison turns waves into dumpers ... Where are all the refugee terror attacks in the US? 

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