Title: Libel tourism in Australia: evaluating the jurisdiction of Australian courts

Authors: Daniel Robinson

Addresses: Clyde & Co Australia, Level 30, 420 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Abstract: This paper aims to contribute to the discussion about the jurisdiction of Australian courts in the context of international or transnational defamation. The paper questions the appropriateness of the rules informing in personam jurisdiction of Federal, State and Territory Courts in Australia, drawing on recent case law, legislative developments and existing literature.

Keywords: libel tourism; international defamation; transnational defamation; slander; jurisdiction in personam; forum shopping; Australia; Australian courts; case law; legislative developments.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPL.2016.077157

International Journal of Technology Policy and Law, 2016 Vol.2 No.2/3/4, pp.203 - 227

Published online: 22 Jun 2016 *

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