John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v Rivkin

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
CourtHigh Court
JudgeGleeson CJ,McHugh J,Kirby J,Callinan J,Heydon J
Judgment Date10 September 2003
Neutral Citation2003-0910 HCA A,[2003] HCA 50
Docket NumberS353/2002
Date10 September 2003
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  • McDonagh v Sunday Newspapers Ltd
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 28 June 2017
    ...of law. On appeal, errors of law are central to the function of the Court of Appeal. In John Fairfax Publications PTY Ltd v Rivkin (2003) 201 ALR 77 an article was published by the Fairfax Group in a newspaper concerning a death in suspicious circumstances. At issue were the imputations ari......
  • John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v Gacic
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 14 June 2007
    ...is to determine whether the matter complained of carries the imputation and, if it does, whether the imputation is defamatory.’ 25 (2003) 77 ALJR 1657 at 1670 [76]; 201 ALR 77 at 94. 26 (1851) 11 CB 755 [ 138 ER 672]. 27 (1907) 4 CLR (Pt 2) 1223 at 1228. 28 (1931) 45 CLR 359 at 373, 379-380......
  • Hanson-Young v Leyonhjelm (No 4)
    • Australia
    • Federal Court
    • 25 November 2019
    ...44; [2007] 1 AC 359 Jameel (Yousef) v Dow Jones & Co Inc [2005] EWCA Civ 75; [2005] QB 946 John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v Rivkin [2003] HCA 50; (2003) 201 ALR 77 John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v Zunter [2006] NSWCA 227 Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd [2019] UKSC 27 Lange v Australia......
  • Bashford v Information Australia (Newsletters) Pty Ltd
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 11 February 2004
    ...16: see joint reasons at [8]; reasons of Gummow J at [115]–[116], [118], [128]; reasons of Callinan J at [229]. See also John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v Rivkin (2003) 77 ALJR 1657 at 1671 [86]; 201 ALR 77 at 96. 206 Set out in joint reasons at [8]; reasons of Gummow J at [115], [128];......
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  • Defamation: Comparative Law and Practice.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 31 Nbr. 2, August 2007
    • 1 August 2007
    ...Council v Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1990) 21 NSWLR 135, 148-51 (Kirby P); John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v Rivkin (2003) 201 ALR 77, 95-6 (Kirby J). For a recent restatement of this criticism and its supporting authorities: see John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v Gacic (2007) ......

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