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PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGES ACT 1987 - SECT 10

Reports of proceedings

             (1)  It is a defence to an action for defamation that the defamatory matter was published by the defendant without any adoption by the defendant of the substance of the matter, and the defamatory matter was contained in a fair and accurate report of proceedings at a meeting of a House or a committee.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of matter published in contravention of section 13.

             (3)  This section does not deprive a person of any defence that would have been available to that person if this section had not been enacted.



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