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All of these points need to be applicable for s3 Honest Opinion Defamation Act (2013) to be used as defence, the statement was...

  • A statement of opinion

  • In general or specific it was based on an opinion

  • The basis for having the opinion

    • Because at the time of the case it was published fact; or

    • Because before the case it was a statement asserted to be a fact

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