07 August 2014


In Palmer v Nationwide News Pty Ltd [2014] QSC 174 the Queensland Supreme Court has determined that all but one of the three articles published by The Australian newspaper regarding colourful entrepreneur and MP Clive Palmer and his mining company, Mineralogy, were incapable of conveying the imputations pleaded by Palmer in defamation action against the newspaper and its journalists. The QSC held that most of the articles were regarding Mineralogy and did not relate to Mr Palmer.