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On 27 July 2020, the Council of Attorneys-General approved the Model Defamation Amendment Provisions (MDAPs) and agreed that all jurisdictions will enact and commence the amendments as soon as possible. Following a keynote address and brief Q&A session with the NSW Attorney-General, a panel of defamation experts will lead a discussion of the key changes you need to be aware of, remaining areas for reform and their thoughts about where to from here.
Keynote address: The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP, Attorney-General of New South Wales
- The Hon. Justice John Robertson Sackar, Supreme Court of New South Wales
- Associate Professor Jason Bosland, Director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law at University of Melbourne Law School
- Marlia Saunders, Senior Litigation Counsel at News Corp Australia
- Lyndelle Barnett, leading defamation barrister, Level 22 Chambers, Sydney
Moderator: Robert Todd, Partner at Ashurst