CBAA Webinars

WEBINAR: What all community broadcasters need to know about defamation - 23 August

hfriedlander, 7th July 2017

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 6.30pm AEST

Defamation is a tricky beast – it can be hard to even find a definitive legal explanation, let alone easily understand how it applies in the real world (and how to avoid doing it). Understanding defamation is critical for anyone involved in community radio, as broadcasting defamatory material can have very serious consequences for station staff and volunteers, and their stations.

In this webinar, a legal expert will break it down for you and answer any questions. You’ll learn to:
  • Define defamation as relevant to community broadcasting.
  • Identify content as defamatory and prevent this content from being broadcast.
  • Deal with defamation complaints.
Who is this for?

Station managers, board members, trainers and program presenters and producers.

Presented by: 

Matt Duffy, Solicitor at TressCox Lawyers.

Matt Duffy

Matt Duffy has significant corporate and legal experience gained over the past 20 years.

Matt joined TressCox Lawyers 16 years ago and has worked extensively in the areas corporate, commercial and M&A, competition and consumer law, employment, IR and workplace safety, entertainment, communications and media, intellectual property and technology.

TressCox provides the CBAA’s Duty Solicitor Program for members, which includes a free 20 minute phone consultation from solicitors with expertise in broadcasting and media law.

Hosted by CBAA Member Services Officer Danny Chifley.

Please note that while the majority of our webinars are recorded and made available afterwards, this webinar will not be accessible as a recording. As such, we urge all interested parties to attend the live session.

This webinar was held on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 at 6.30pm AEST.

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