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Griffith SMALL Podcast #009: John McMillan
Griffith University Media Law students Emily Soccol and Anna Swann interview Professor John McMillan AO about his successful defamation action against the Canberra Times in 2016. Mr McMillan has held statutory positions of Commonwealth Ombudsman, Integrity Commissioner for the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, Australian Information Commissioner, NSW Ombudsman and a member of the Australian Copyright Tribunal. Additionally, Mr McMillan is a legal consultant and an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University. Drawing on his expertise after almost 50 years, Professor McMillan delves deeper into his take on defamation laws and navigating the legal risks associated with publishing damaging material. The case was settled after mediation. The court judgment on the imputations can be viewed at https://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/act/ACTSC/2016/286.html. [McMillan v The Federal Capital Press of Australia Pty Ltd  ACTSC 286 (22 September 2016) ]