Your rights to object to, or seek compensation in respect of, the installation of telecommunication infrastructure.
We rely so heavily on electronic communications these days (to conduct our professional, business and personal affairs) that we, as a society, collectively, appear to accept nothing less than absolute perfection on the issue of the speed,
You have rights under the Queensland law, irrespective of what the domestic building contract may, or may not, say.
Building a new house is exciting. You have likely spent months finalising the drawings, selecting your fixtures and fittings, and obtaining approvals. You now have boots on the ground, and the builder, including yourself,
How do interim, interlocutory and final injunctions generally apply in defamation cases?
At times, an award of monetary damages may simply not be enough to console, repair and vindicate the reputation of the plaintiff. As the saying goes, the “slur remains“, or the “mud sticks“,
How are damages calculated in defamation cases?
Section 34 of the Defamation Act 2005 (Qld) states that:
“In determining the amount of damages to be awarded in any defamation proceedings, the court is to ensure that there is an appropriate and rational relationship between the harm sustained by
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.
What is the cause of action for defamation?
At common law (aka Judge-made law), the cause of action for defamation (also, traditionally, known as “libel” or “slander” (where the former related to written defamation, and the latter to verbal defamation)), is constituted where a person