Slapping on the Writs: Defamation, Developers and Community Activism

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UNSW, 2003 - Law - 95 pages
In this lively, accessible book, barrister and free speech advocate Brian Walters describes eight cases where defamation laws—and even the Trade Practices Act—have been used in an attempt to silence critics of development. From the Victorian seaside town of Lorne to Hinchinbrook Island in North Queensland, the threat of legal action has created fear, and often silence, among conservationists and community activists.

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