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A tort of invasion of privacy in Australia?

Butler, Desmond A. (2005) A tort of invasion of privacy in Australia? Melbourne University Law Review, 29(2), pp. 339-389.

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Abstract

Recent decisions in the House of Lords and the New Zealand Court of Appeal have recognised forms of protection of personal privacy in the United Kingdom and New Zealand respectively. With the High Court clearing the way for the development of such a tort in Australia, this article addresses the potential form that such a development could take. The need to take into account existing laws, including the constitutional freedom of communication concerning governmental or political matters, should result in the development of a tort and corresponding defences which are appropriately adapted to an Australian context.

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ID Code: 10308
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0025-8938
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Melbourne University Law Review Association
Deposited On: 22 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2012 14:13

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