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Speaking in tongues: Is it ever OK to do a foreign accent for laughs?

Speaking in tongues: Is it ever OK to do a foreign accent for laughs?

The Daily Mail has presented a dossier of jokes, mispronunciations and accents that it says proves Sydney radio presenter Erin Molan is racist.

  • by Karl Quinn

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Daily Mail defamation defence 'unarguable', says Molan's lawyer
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Daily Mail defamation defence 'unarguable', says Molan's lawyer

Sandy Dawson, SC, launched a stinging rebuke of Daily Mail's defence, saying the website is running an ongoing campaign to damage his client's reputation.

  • by Jenny Noyes
Alan Jones suing SBS for defamation over segment on The Feed
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Alan Jones suing SBS for defamation over segment on The Feed

The segment allegedly defamed the recently retired radio broadcaster by suggesting he is a racist, a misogynist and a liar.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
Daily Mail defamation defence digs up more 'racist' Erin Molan accents
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Daily Mail defamation defence digs up more 'racist' Erin Molan accents

Erin Molan is seeking aggravated damages over articles and tweets she says implied she is racist, callous and arrogant. The Daily Mail responded with a 61-page document with examples of Molan's behaviour.

  • by Jenny Noyes
ABC had 'political agenda' against racing industry, V'landys tells court
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ABC had 'political agenda' against racing industry, V'landys tells court

The ABC's lawyer Sandy Dawson said it was an "outrageous slur" against the ABC to suggest their "very experienced reporter" Caro Meldrum-Hanna had "set out" to "damage the racing industry". 

  • by Sarah Keoghan
'Cynical': Network Ten blasted for hard-to-find defamation clarification
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'Cynical': Network Ten blasted for hard-to-find defamation clarification

Network Ten has been ordered to republish the clarification in a more prominent position after the Federal Court found it was virtually hidden online.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
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Ben Roberts-Smith lawyers to oppose release of papers to media
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Ben Roberts-Smith lawyers to oppose release of papers to media

Lawyers for the former Australian soldier suing news outlets over allegations he was involved in unlawful killings in Afghanistan have been granted a final attempt at persuading a judge to reverse a ruling granting media access to key documents for a defamation trial.

  • by Adam Cooper
'Not tabloid fodder': ABC, Nine defend Chau Chak Wing reports
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'Not tabloid fodder': ABC, Nine defend Chau Chak Wing reports

A joint investigation referring to the Chinese-Australian businessman raised suspicions but should not be ruled defamatory, the media outlets have told a court.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Rivals to ABC, Nine would 'gleefully report' Chau Chak Wing win, court told
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Rivals to ABC, Nine would 'gleefully report' Chau Chak Wing win, court told

If Chinese-Australian businessman Chau Chak Wing wins his defamation case against the ABC and Nine the result will be well publicised, a court heard.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
ABC, Nine defamed Chau Chak Wing as 'man of mystery', court told
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ABC, Nine defamed Chau Chak Wing as 'man of mystery', court told

At the start of a four-day defamation trial, Mr Chau's lawyer has accused the ABC and Nine of failing to "keep their tabloid instincts under control" and took aim at the use of allegedly "hokey, sinister music".

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Geoffrey Rush defamation barrister joins coveted rank of silks
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Geoffrey Rush defamation barrister joins coveted rank of silks

Sydney barrister Sue Chrysanthou, one of the city's best-known defamation barristers, has been appointed to the coveted rank of senior counsel.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn