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Defamation is essentially a mediation between the right to reputation and the freedom of expression. The effectiveness of the current defamation laws can be called into question. There have been attempts to modernise and resolve the issues, including the Defamation Act 2005, but the laws have failed to keep up with the changing society within Australia. The continuing ineffectiveness of the defamation laws can be seen evidently in the media file, which also comments on the need for defamation laws in society, the importance of the rule of law for society and the development of the defamation laws as a reflection of society. The legal issues covered in the file include racism and parliamentary privilege. Overall, the media article covers the content encompasses in Legal Studies including Rights and Responsibilities, and the Individual and the Law

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