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The intersection of privilege, contempt and defamation in the parliamentary system

How do three Federal Ministers get forced in front of the Victorian Supreme Court on charges of contempt? How does Senator Derryn Hinch say what's on his mind in Australia's Senate without fear of legal retribution? How does privilege, contempt and defamation intersect in Australia's parliamentary system to protect free debate, but also promote the separation of powers? This and more in March from one of Australia's foremost thinkers in defamation, David Rolph.
Join the NSW Society of Labor Lawyers for a CPD event that promises to unravel a labyrinth of quirks in some of our parliament's oldest traditions.
About David Rolph
David Rolph is a Professor at the University of Sydney Law School, specialising in media law. He is the author of two books, as well as many book chapters and journal articles, on all aspects of media law. From 2007 to 2013, Professor Rolph was the editor of the Sydney Law Review, one of Australia’s leading law journals. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Media and Arts Law Review, the Communications Law Bulletin, Communications Law and the International Journal of the Semiotics of Law. Professor Rolph is also a regular columnist for the Gazette of Law and Journalism and a frequent media commentary on a range of media law issues.
While the event is free, members and parliamentary staffers are encouraged to make a $5 donation to the Society. Non-members are encouraged to make a $10 donation to the Society. All funds contribute to covering the costs of the event.
Claim CPD points?
If this educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you can claim one point per hour of formal presentation (1 Substantive Law CPD Point).
Registration for the event and signing of the attendance list is essential for Law Society auditing purposes.
March 15, 2018 at 6:00pm - 9pm
NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney (room provided on registration)

Will you come?