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Costello v Random House Australia Pty Ltd (Abbott and Costello Case)   flag  26

[1999] ACTSC 13; (1999) 137 ACTR 1; (1999) 149 FLR 367; [1999] Aust Torts Reports 81-503
Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory
Australia - Australian Capital Territory
5th March, 1999

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Rayney v Western Australia [No 9] [2017] WASC 367 Supreme Court of Western Australia Australia - Western Australia 15 Dec 2017 AustLII flag 12
Vaa v Barakat [2017] NSWDC 300 District Court of New South Wales Australia - New South Wales 2 Nov 2017 AustLII flag
McEloney v Massey [2015] WADC 126 District Court of Western Australia Australia - Western Australia 26 Oct 2015 AustLII flag 4
Cerutti v Crestside Pty Ltd [2014] QCA 33 Supreme Court of Queensland - Court of Appeal Australia - Queensland 28 Feb 2014 AustLII flag 26
Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v Cummings; Fairfax Digital Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd v Cummings [2013] ACTCA 37; (2013) 280 FLR 238 Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory - Court of Appeal Australia - Australian Capital Territory 11 Oct 2013 AustLII flag 6
Habib v Nationwide News Pty Ltd [2010] NSWSC 924; (2010) 78 NSWLR 619 Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia - New South Wales 19 Aug 2010 AustLII flag 8
Greig v WIN Television NSW Pty Ltd [2009] NSWSC 632 Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia - New South Wales 10 Jul 2009 AustLII flag 6
Mahommed v Channel Seven Sydney Pty Ltd [2009] NSWSC 631 Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia - New South Wales 9 Jul 2009 AustLII flag 5
Davis v Nationwide News Pty Ltd [2008] NSWSC 693 Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia - New South Wales 11 Jul 2008 AustLII flag 25
Favell v Mbuzi [2005] QDC 356 District Court of Queensland Australia - Queensland 18 Nov 2005 AustLII flag 5
John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v O'Shane (No 2) [2005] NSWCA 291 Supreme Court of New South Wales - Court of Appeal Australia - New South Wales 31 Aug 2005 AustLII flag 28
Shandil v Air Fiji Ltd [2005] FJCA 25 Court of Appeal of Fiji Fiji 15 Jul 2005 PacLII flag 3
Seabrook v Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd [2005] QCA 58 Supreme Court of Queensland - Court of Appeal Australia - Queensland 11 Mar 2005 AustLII flag 6
Cornwall v Rowan [2004] SASC 384; (2004) 90 SASR 269 Supreme Court of South Australia Australia - South Australia 24 Nov 2004 AustLII flag 40
ACT Housing v KA [2003] ACTRTT 43 Residential Tenancies Tribunal of the Australian Capital Territory Australia - Australian Capital Territory 29 Jul 2003 AustLII flag 1
Carleton v Australian Broadcasting Corporation [2002] ACTSC 127; (2002) 172 FLR 398; [2003] Aust Torts Reports 81-685 Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory Australia - Australian Capital Territory 18 Dec 2002 AustLII flag 7
Todd v Swan Television and Radio Broadcasters Pty Ltd [2001] WASC 334; (2001) 25 WAR 284 Supreme Court of Western Australia Australia - Western Australia 7 Dec 2001 AustLII flag 12
Jarratt v John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd [2001] NSWSC 739 Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia - New South Wales 7 Sep 2001 AustLII flag 10
Marsden v Amalgamated Television Services Pty Ltd [2001] NSWSC 510 Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia - New South Wales 27 Jun 2001 AustLII flag 30
Cinevest Ltd v Yirandi Productions Ltd [2001] NSWCA 68; [2001] Aust Torts Reports 81-610 Supreme Court of New South Wales - Court of Appeal Australia - New South Wales 29 Mar 2001 AustLII flag 17
Randwick Labor Club Ltd v Amalgamated Television Services Pty Ltd [2000] NSWSC 906 Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia - New South Wales 18 Sep 2000 AustLII flag 3
Vacik Distributors Pty Ltd v Australian Broadcasting Corporation [2000] NSWSC 732 Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia - New South Wales 8 Aug 2000 AustLII flag 6
Steiner Wilson & Webster Pty Ltd t/as Abbey Bridal v Amalgamated Television Services Pty Ltd [1999] ACTSC 123; [2000] Aust Torts Reports 81-537 Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory Australia - Australian Capital Territory 18 Nov 1999 AustLII flag 9
Random House Australia Pty Ltd v Abbott [1999] FCA 1538; (1999) 94 FCR 296; (1999) 167 ALR 224; [1999] Aust Torts Reports 81-533 Federal Court of Australia Australia - Commonwealth 10 Nov 1999 AustLII flag 26
Interval Resort Networks (Australasia) Pty Ltd v West Australian Newspapers Ltd [1999] WASC 2 Supreme Court of Western Australia Australia - Western Australia 4 May 1999 AustLII flag 4

Law Journal Articles Referring to this Case

Journal Article Title Citation(s) Author Jurisdiction Date †  Full Text Citation Index
"Defamation and satire - Drawing the Line" [2006] CommsLawB 2 (2006) 24 (4) Communications Law Bulletin 7 Maloney, Christina Australia circa 2006 AustLII flag

Legislation Cited

Legislation Name Provision
Defamation Act 1901 (ACT)
Defamation Act 1901 (NSW)
Defamation Act 1974 (NSW) s7A, s46, s46A

Cases and Articles Cited

Case Name Citation(s) Court Jurisdiction Date †  Full Text Citation Index
Amalgamated Television Services Pty Ltd v Marsden [1998] NSWSC 4; (1998) 143 FLR 180; (1998) 43 NSWLR 158; [1998] Aust Torts Reports 81-462 Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia - New South Wales 4 Feb 1998 AustLII flag 305
Timms v Clift [1997] QCA 61; [1998] 2 Qd R 100 Supreme Court of Queensland - Court of Appeal Australia - Queensland 25 Mar 1997 AustLII flag 55
Raymond Mcintosh v Southern Meats Pty Ltd Trading As Harden Abattoirs [1997] ACTSC 11 Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory Australia - Australian Capital Territory 26 Feb 1997 AustLII flag 1
Thompson v Australian Capital Television Pty Ltd (1997) 129 ACTR 14 Australia - Australian Capital Territory circa 1997 LexisNexis AU flag 16
McIntosh v Southern Meats Pty Ltd (t/as Harden Abattoirs) [1997] Aust Torts Reports 81-424 Australia circa 1997 IntelliConnect flag 5
Crampton v Nugawela [1996] NSWSC 651; (1996) 41 NSWLR 176; [1997] Aust Torts Reports 81-416 Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia - New South Wales 23 Dec 1996 AustLII flag 109
Thompson v Australian Capital Television Pty Ltd [1996] HCA 38; (1996) 186 CLR 574; (1996) 141 ALR 1; (1996) 71 ALJR 131; [1997] Aust Torts Reports 81-412; (1996) 20 Leg Rep 24 High Court of Australia Australia - Commonwealth 10 Dec 1996 AustLII flag 226
Clark v Ainsworth [1996] NSWSC 610; (1996) 40 NSWLR 463 Supreme Court of New South Wales Australia - New South Wales 10 Dec 1996 AustLII flag 54
Berkoff v Burchill [1996] EWCA Civ 564; [1996] 4 All ER 1008; [1997] EMLR 139 England and Wales Court of Appeal - Civil Division United Kingdom - England and Wales 31 Jul 1996 BAILII flag 47
"Choice of law in defamation actions" (1994) 3 Torts Law Journal 228 Torts Law Journal Australia circa 1994 LexisNexis AU flag 3
Humphries v TWT Ltd [1993] FCA 577; (1993) 120 ALR 693; [1993] Aust Torts Reports 81-251 Federal Court of Australia Australia - Commonwealth 3 Dec 1993 AustLII flag 28
Carson v John Fairfax & Sons Ltd [1993] HCA 31; (1993) 178 CLR 44; (1993) 113 ALR 577; (1993) 67 ALJR 634; [1993] Aust Torts Reports 81-227 High Court of Australia Australia - Commonwealth 16 Jun 1993 AustLII flag 393
Rantzen v Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd [1993] EWCA Civ 16; [1994] QB 670; [1993] 4 All ER 975; [1993] 3 WLR 953 England and Wales Court of Appeal - Civil Division United Kingdom - England and Wales 31 Mar 1993 BAILII flag 76
Stevens v Head [1993] HCA 19; (1993) 176 CLR 433; (1993) 112 ALR 7; (1993) 67 ALJR 343; (1993) 17 MVR 1; [1993] Aust Torts Reports 81-203 High Court of Australia Australia - Commonwealth 18 Mar 1993 AustLII flag 166
Kontis v Barlin (1993) 115 ACTR 11 Australia - Australian Capital Territory circa 1993 LexisNexis AU flag 6
Woodger v Federal Capital Press of Australia Pty Ltd (1992) 107 ACTR 1; (1992) 106 FLR 183 Australia - Australian Capital Territory circa 1992 LexisNexis AU flag 35
Waterhouse v Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1992) 27 NSWLR 1 Australia - New South Wales circa 1992 LexisNexis AU flag 4
McKain v RW Miller & Co (SA) Pty Ltd [1991] HCA 56; (1991) 174 CLR 1; (1991) 104 ALR 257; 66 ALJR 186; [1991] Aust Torts Reports 81-146 High Court of Australia Australia - Commonwealth 19 Dec 1991 AustLII flag 283
Australian Broadcasting Corporation v Waterhouse (1991) 25 NSWLR 519; [1991] Aust Torts Reports 81-147 Australia - New South Wales circa 1991 LexisNexis AU flag 14
Ettingshausen v Australian Consolidated Press Ltd (1991) 23 NSWLR 443; [1991] Aust Torts Reports 81-125 Australia - New South Wales circa 1991 LexisNexis AU flag 32
Waterhouse v Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1989) 86 ACTR 1; (1989) 97 FLR 1 Australia - Australian Capital Territory circa 1989 LexisNexis AU flag 33
Breavington v Godleman [1988] HCA 40; (1988) 169 CLR 41; (1988) 80 ALR 362; (1988) 62 ALJR 447; (1988) 7 MVR 289; [1988] Aust Torts Reports 80-194 High Court of Australia Australia - Commonwealth 18 Aug 1988 AustLII flag 246
Chappell v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd (1988) 14 NSWLR 153; [1988] Aust Torts Reports 80-187 Australia - New South Wales circa 1988 LexisNexis AU flag 76
Lamb v Cotogno [1987] HCA 47; (1987) 164 CLR 1; (1987) 74 ALR 188; (1987) 61 ALJR 549; (1987) 5 MVR 449; [1987] Aust Torts Reports 80-124 High Court of Australia Australia - Commonwealth 13 Oct 1987 AustLII flag 374
Anderson v Mirror Newspapers Ltd (No 2) (1986) 5 NSWLR 735 Australia - New South Wales circa 1986 LexisNexis AU flag 19
Hughes v Mirror Newspapers Ltd (1985) 3 NSWLR 504 Australia - New South Wales circa 1985 LexisNexis AU flag 30
Waterhouse v Broadcasting Station 2GB Pty Ltd [1985] Aust Torts Reports 80-728; (1985) 1 NSWLR 58 Australia circa 1985 IntelliConnect flag 113
Hepburn v TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd [1984] 1 NSWLR 386 Australia - New South Wales circa 1984 LexisNexis AU flag 78
Mirror Newspapers Ltd v Harrison [1982] HCA 50; (1982) 149 CLR 293; (1982) 42 ALR 487; 56 ALJR 808 High Court of Australia Australia - Commonwealth 14 Sep 1982 AustLII flag 290
Reader's Digest Services Pty Ltd v Lamb [1982] HCA 4; (1982) 150 CLR 500; 38 ALR 417; 56 ALJR 214 High Court of Australia Australia - Commonwealth 9 Feb 1982 AustLII flag 162
Morosi v Broadcasting Station 2GB Pty Ltd [1980] 2 NSWLR 418 Australia - New South Wales circa 1980 LexisNexis AU flag 49
Manor Hill Projects Pty Ltd v Local Government Appeals Tribunal & Gosford Shire Council [1974] 2 NSWLR 449; (1974) 30 LGRA 113 Australia - New South Wales circa 1974 LexisNexis AU flag 74
Sullivan v Casino Municipal Council [1973] 2 NSWLR 708; (1973) 28 LGRA 206 Australia - New South Wales circa 1973 LexisNexis AU flag 37
Cassell & Co Ltd v Broome (No 1) [1972] UKHL 3; [1972] AC 1027; [1972] 1 All ER 801; [1972] 2 WLR 645 House of Lords United Kingdom 23 Feb 1972 BAILII flag 757
Boys v Chaplin [1971] AC 356 United Kingdom circa 1971 LexisNexis / Westlaw flag 118
Hadzel v De Waldorf (1970) 16 FLR 174 Australia circa 1970 Legal Online / Westlaw flag 37
Rigby v Associated Newspapers Ltd [1969] 1 NSWR 729 Australia - New South Wales circa 1969 flag 30
Uren v John Fairfax & Sons Pty Ltd [1966] HCA 40; (1966) 117 CLR 118; [1967] ALR 25; (1966) 40 ALJR 124 High Court of Australia Australia - Commonwealth 2 Jun 1966 AustLII flag 517
Anderson v Eric Anderson Radio & TV Pty Ltd [1965] HCA 61; (1965) 114 CLR 20; [1966] ALR 423; 39 ALJR 357 High Court of Australia Australia - Commonwealth 1 Dec 1965 AustLII flag 82
Triggell v Pheeney [1951] HCA 23; (1951) 82 CLR 497; [1951] ALR 453 High Court of Australia Australia - Commonwealth 10 May 1951 AustLII flag 201
Mangraviti v Vardi [1976] 2 NSWLR 225 Australia - New South Wales 28 Jun 1906 AustLII flag 114
Speight v Gosnay (1891) 60 LJQB 231 United Kingdom circa 1891 flag 66

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