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New defamation laws to end crippling payouts

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Australias defamation laws will be amended to help end massive payouts, clear the countrys clogged courthouses and allow journalists to report more freely.The nation’s Attorneys-General met on Monday, where they approved wide-ranging reforms to the law, which will help bring it up to date with other countries.
Attorney-General Mark Speakman said Australia’s defamation laws were enacted before social media and online news coverage existed, and had not been updated since 2005, despite a rapid rat…

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