The second seminar in the ANU Media Law seminar series will be delivered by The Hon. Justice Peter Applegarth AM, Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland, on ‘Perspectives from the Bench’.
Justice Applegarth is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland. His Honour was educated at the University of Queensland and the University of Oxford, where he wrote a short thesis about media defendants and defamation law as part of his Bachelor of Civil Law degree. Prior to his appointment he was active in the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties and had an interest in freedom of speech issues. His Honour practised at the Bar for 22 years in a wide range of civil and public law litigation. He was retained as counsel by a number of media organisations. He has been a Judge since 2008, and was heavily involved in the Queensland Supreme Court’s 2016 report about broadcasting and livestreaming court proceedings. He teaches media law at the University of Queensland. His Honour was the trial judge in the high profile case of Wagner v Nine Network over a defamatory broadcast on Sixty Minutes.
Join Justice Applegarth as he shares his perspectives on developments in media law.
This session is held over Zoom. Please register to access the Zoom details.
For those wishing to join this Zoom seminar in person at the College of Law, we will meet in room 6.3.30 (Lilly Pilly room) at the College of Law, 5 Fellows Road. Please email email@example.com if you wish to come along to ensure we meet cap requirements.
About the series
The ANU Media Law seminar series aims to foster research and research-led teaching in all aspects of media law, including defamation, court reporting, parliamentary reporting, privacy, freedom of expression, and journalistic standards.
As the rapid and often disruptive development of information technology continues to affect media law, it is all the more important that the discipline of media law demonstrate it retains theoretical and doctrinal rigour.
The seminar series brings together leading scholars, judges and practitioners in the field, and hosts discussions on developments in all areas of media law, including guest speakers and research in progress, in Australia and overseas. Seminars are open to all members of College and the College’s networks, as well as all HDR students.