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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTORY  

PART 1.2 - INTERPRETATION  

Division 7 - Interpretation of other expressions  

SECTION 89  QUALIFIED PRIVILEGE  

89(1)  [Defamation]  


Where this Act provides that a person has qualified privilege in respect of an act, matter or thing, the person:


(a) has qualified privilege in proceedings for defamation; or


(b) is not, in the absence of malice on the person's part, liable to an action for defamation at the suit of a person;

as the case requires, in respect of that act, matter or thing.

89(2)  [``malice'']  


In subsection (1):

malice includes ill will to the person concerned or any other improper motive.

89(3)  [Rights not limited]  


Neither this section nor a provision of this Act that provides as mentioned in subsection (1) limits or affects any right, privilege or immunity that a person has, apart from this section or such a provision, as defendant in proceedings, or an action, for defamation.

 



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