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Review of model Defamation Provisions Stage 2 Part B: Exposure Draft amendments and consultation paper

The Law Council welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Attorneys-General, regarding Part B of the Review of the Model Defamation Provisions (MDPs). 

On 12 August 2022, the Meeting of Attorneys-General agreed to seek further public feedback on the consultation draft amendments to the MDPs. On 24 August 2022, consultation opened for the Part B consultation draft Model Defamation Amendment Provisions 2022 (Proposed Amendments) and the associated Consultation Paper, ‘Review of the Model Defamation Provisions Stage 2 Part B Policy Options’ (Consultation Paper).

The Law Council is grateful for the assistance of its Defamation Working Group, the Law Society of Western Australia, and the New South Wales Bar Association in the preparation of this submission.


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