Defamation Law QLD


Before you punch off an electronic communicate or such like, please take the time to familiarise yourself with the Defamation Law QLD just click on the PDF link below.  We all look for some way of airing our grievances or displeasure over something trivial, is it really worth the embarrassment to have a lash out with out first engaging the brain.

“Note to all who use this site ” You write it or you say it you own it” remember legal Ramification will more than likely occur, please be careful with your electronic communications, respect others as you would respect your self human frailty is a fact of life. if you don’t like others views then walk away from it and leave it at that. The best advice is as old as time it self and it goes like this ” If you can’t say good about some one, “don’t say anything” If you can’t write good about someone don’t write anything.

DEFAMATION:    The law of defamation is the area of law that deals with protection of reputation. Defamation law gives a person whose reputation has been wrongfully attacked the right to take legal action against those responsible. The gist of the action is the publication of defamatory matter about the plaintiff to a third party. Damage is presumed and need not be proved. From 1 January 2006, uniform defamation law came into operation throughout the States and Territories of Australia. In Victoria, the relevant legislation is contained in the Defamation Act 2005 (Vic) (“Defamation Act“). Prior to enactment of the “uniform law”, the law of defamation was different in each State and Territory, which caused undue complexity in relation to Australia-wide publications. This chapter deals only with Victorian law. Prior to the Defamation Act, the law of defamation with respect to publications in Victoria was governed by decisions of the courts (known collectively as the common law). The Defamation Act made some significant changes to the common law; however, it left the common law defences, which are now additional to those available to a publisher under the Act, largely untouched. Note: All references to legislation in this chapter are to the Defamation Act unless otherwise noted.

Link:  Defamation Law QLD.PDF