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John Pesutto expected to face court in Moira Deeming defamation case in September



Ex-Liberal MP suing party leader over comments he made after she spoke at anti-trans rights rally gatecrashed by neo-NazisFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe Victorian opposition leader, John Pesutto, is expected to face court during a two-week defamation trial in September, as a federal court judge raised concerns about the number of claims MP Moira Deeming has made against him.At a court hearing in Melbourne on Friday, Justice Michael Wheelahan ordered a single 10-day trial be run from 16 September.Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/feb/02/john-pesutto-to-use-honest-opinion-defence-against-defamation-claim-by-moira-deeming

Author : Benita Kolovos Victorian state correspondent

Publish date : 2024-02-02 04:36:38

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