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DEFAMATION ACT 2005 - SECT 26
Defence of contextual truth
26 Defence of contextual truth
(1) It is a defence to the publication of defamatory matter if the defendant
(a) the matter carried one or more imputations that are
substantially true (
"contextual imputations" ), and
(b) any defamatory imputations of which the
plaintiff complains that are not contextual imputations and are also carried
by the matter do not further harm the reputation of the plaintiff because of
the substantial truth of the contextual imputations.
contextual imputations on which the defendant may rely to establish the
defence include imputations of which the plaintiff complains.
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