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Defamation law overhaul looks promising for insurers

Australia’s Attorneys-General have agreed to a major overhaul of Australia’s defamation laws, with the proposed changes in the Defamation Amendment Bill 2020 intended to rein in defamation claims and provide some proportionality between costs and damages.

In this update, W+K’s Rob Finnigan and David Frew look how these changes should assist insurers in assessing defamation risks and managing the costs of claims and premiums.

Click below to read the full update.

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