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Christian Porter and ABC deal to destroy defamation case documents challenged in court

The judge in Christian Porter’s now-defunct defamation action against the ABC has questioned whether the two parties can agree to destroy documents contained in the broadcaster’s still-redacted defence, as a number of news organisations seek access to the confidential file. The former attorney general on Monday dropped his high-stakes defamation...
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Christian Porter loses bid to block affidavit his lawyers said could ‘derail’ ABC defamation case

Christian Porter’s lawyers have lost their bid to block a last-minute affidavit from Macquarie Bank managing director James Hooke which the former attorney general’s lawyer’s argued could “derail” his high-stakes defamation bid against the ABC. Monday is the first of a three-day hearing into whether Porter’s high-profile Sydney barrister, Sue...
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The Guardian

Christian Porter moves to strike out major sections of ABC’s defamation defence

Christian Porter has moved to strike out major sections of the ABC’s defence of his defamation claim, and prevent them from becoming public, accusing the public broadcaster of abusing the court process. The ABC filed its defence on Tuesday, prompting an interlocutory application from Porter for an order to make...
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The Guardian

Labor accuses Christian Porter of misleading parliament over medevac advice

Labor has accused Christian Porter of misrepresenting legal advice on the medevac transfer bill by claiming it would have left the government without power to return refugees and asylum seekers to offshore detention. Heavily-redacted legal advice, produced under freedom of information to the shadow attorney general, Mark Dreyfus, falls well...
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VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on March 4 Justice, Christian Porter, and industrial relations

University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Director of the Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis Dr Lain Dare discuss the week in politics. This week the pair discuss the marches which took place all over the nation, consisting of people demanding justice and equality for women. They also discuss Attorney-General Christian Porter’s defamation case, the vaccine rollout - here and in Papua New Guinea, and the government’s industrial relations bill. Michelle Grattan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
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PM asks solicitor general for advice on what duties Christian Porter should delegate

Scott Morrison has asked the solicitor general for advice on how to handle potential conflicts of interest when the attorney general, Christian Porter, returns to work. After conceding on Tuesday that Porter would have to delegate duties relating to the federal court and the ABC, the prime minister revealed in question time on Wednesday he had asked the second law officer which other duties the first law officer should not perform when he returns on 31 March.
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Christian Porter to delegate some duties to avoid potential conflict of interest

The federal attorney general, Christian Porter, will delegate functions relating to the federal court and the ABC when he returns to work to prevent any perception of a conflict of interest. Scott Morrison revealed the new ministerial arrangements in question time on Tuesday after the attorney general’s office announced he...
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