The overarching objects of the Defamation Act 2005 (Qld)

What are the objectives of the Defamation Act 2005 (Qld)?

  • Objective 1: Provide effective and fair remedies for persons whose reputations are harmed by the publication of a defamatory matter.
  • Objective 2: Ensure that the law of defamation does not place unreasonable limits on freedom of expression.
  • Objective 3: Promote speedy and non-litigious methods of resolving disputes about the publication of a defamatory matter.
  • Objective 4: Enact legislative provisions to promote uniform laws of defamation in Australia.

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