With so much concern around silencing and censorship in contemporary discourse, it’s hard to think of any one element that has a greater impact on what can and can’t be said in Australia than our defamation laws. No matter how much of an idiot **REDACTED** might be, or however well founded the allegations against **REDACTED** are, in Australia, you publish at your peril. Our panel of brilliant legal and media minds – Hannah Marshall, Chris Masters and Kate McClymont – choose their words carefully with Erik Jensen as they explore why we have the harshest defamation laws in the world, and how this affects good public discourse.


This event is open captioned.