Review of the Model Defamation Provisions—Stage 2

On 31 March 2021, Attorneys-General agreed to release a discussion paper for Stage 2 of the review of the Model Defamation Provisions (MDPs). This is the first step in the second stage of the review of the MDPs.

Part A of the discussion paper addresses the question of internet intermediary liability in defamation for the publication of third-party content.

Part B considers whether defamation law impacts on the reporting of alleged criminal conduct to police and statutory investigative bodies and reports of misconduct to employers and professional disciplinary bodies.

Access the Stage 2 Discussion Paper and supporting information from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

How to have your say

Submissions closed on Wednesday 19 May 2021. They will be treated as public and may be published, unless otherwise indicated.



Review of Model Defamation Provisions
C/o Policy, Reform and Legislation
NSW Department of Communities and Justice
GPO Box 31