11th Jul 2019
Peter O’Brien represents a group of clients from the NT community of Yirrkala, who are suing Channel 7 in the Federal Court following a segment that was broadcast on Sunrise Breakfast. In June, Channel 7 attempted that argue that the community members’ Statement of Claim should be struck out.
5th Jun 2019
The Australian Federal Police raids on a News Limited journalist yesterday and the ABC today are very disturbing attempts to harass and bully journalists and their sources, says the Australian Lawyers Alliance.
4th Jun 2019
The law must protect journalists and their sources from harassment by police and security agencies, says the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) commenting on today’s Australian Federal Police raid on News Limited journalist Annika Smethurst’s home.
9th May 2019
Geoff Baldwin explores the rapidly changing nature and capabilities of modern photography and the laws surrounding it.
14th Jun 2018
An exploration of the prevalence of emojis in modern electronic communications, and the increased legal analysis of what these emojis are intended to mean and/or imply.
24th May 2018
Seeking restitution for defamation in a world of social media.
26th Apr 2018
Today, open justice is mediated not only by mass media, but by social media too. Courtrooms are more accessible than ever before. For the most part, this should be celebrated. But the expansion of open justice also poses real challenges for courts.