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dc.contributor.authorPearson, Mark
dc.contributor.editorBridget Griffen-Foley
dc.description.abstractThe interplay between the Australian media and privacy laws has long been a struggle between free expression and the desire of individuals for confidentiality. Complaints about media intrusion date back to the early 19th century. According to Historical Records of Australia, as early as 1827 NSW Chief Justice Francis Forbes rejected Governor Ralph Darling's proposal for legislation licensing the press, stating that 'the press of this Colony is licentious may be readily admitted; but that does not prove the necessity of altering the laws'. Three years later, the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser published an extract from London's New Monthly Magazine noting the prying nature of the British press, suggesting they would hound a 'lady of fashion' relentlessly. In 1847, New South Wales became the. first Australian state to add 'public benefit' to its defence of truth for libel - essentially a privacy element in defamation law.
dc.publisherAustralian Scholarly Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleA Companion To the Australian Media
dc.subject.fieldofresearchJournalism Studies
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB2 - Chapters (Other)
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPearson, Mark L.

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