This event is organised and administered by the Australian Law Reform Commission. 

Interact with an expert panel, discussing whether the Australian Law Reform Commission should inquire into potential reform of defamation law.

In 2019, the ALRC undertook research and broad public consultation, asking: What are the most pressing areas for law reform in Australia today? In December, the ALRC published its report, “The Future of Law Reform: A Suggested Program of Work 2020-25”. This webinar is part of a series to gain feedback and further input on some of the ALRC’s suggested future law reform inquiry topics.

Join an expert panel comprising thought leaders on defamation law addressing questions such as: Should defamation law reform be a priority? What are the particular problems that any future defamation law reform inquiry should seek to solve? What benefits might be expected from reform of defamation law?

Webinar Learning Outcomes:

  • Find out the latest developments in defamation law reform.
  • Understand contemporary thinking on the various challenges facing defamation law.
  • Hear ideas about aspects of defamation law that might most benefit from a reform inquiry.
  • Consider the role of the ALRC and the potential benefits of a future inquiry

Suited to:
Lawyers, professionals and members of the public with an interest in the law of defamation.


  • The Hon Justice SC Derrington, President, Australian Law Reform Commission;
  • Professor David Rolph, The University of Sydney;
  • Judge Judith Gibson, District Court of NSW;
  • Bruce McClintock SC, NSW Bar;
  • Georgia-Kate Schubert, Australia’s Right to Know coalition.

You will be provided with: 
• Interactive Q&A session
• Webinar Recording to view multiple times for up to 6 months
• PowerPoint presentation

Co-hosted with:
The University of Sydney 

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