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Align this tort with defamation remedies



5 October 2011

Associate Professor David Rolph says the proposed statutory cause of action for invasion of privacy is in principle a good idea, but if care is not taken, it might have a negative impact in practice, particularly on freedom of speech.

In an opinion piece for The Australian, he writes that Defamation has a reputation for chilling speech.

"The prospect of being sued for defamation is sometimes enough to inhibit people from speaking freely.

"Although defamation law might have a chilling effect, it is not so effective at stopping speech altogether."

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