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Thursday, 15 October 1964

Senator COHEN (VICTORIA) - Will the Minister representing the Attorney-General make available for study by honorable senators the full report of the case to which he has referred? Was that the case in which Mr. Sachs was awarded damages by the trial judge for defamation, with, I think, costs amounting to many thousands of pounds?

Senator GORTON - The case referred to is that in which Mr. Sachs was awarded £300 damages, not on the ground that the statements made against him were untrue but on the ground that they were made in malice. The damages were awarded on that ground alone. The statements, as such, were held by the trial judge to be true. Senator

Cohen apparently has plenty of opportunities to obtain these law case reports for himself, so I shall leave it to him to get the one that he requires from the AttorneyGeneral if he wishes to do so.

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