Baboolal v Fairfax Digital Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd & Ors [2016] QSC 175

DEFAMATION – OTHER DEFENCES – MISCELLANEOUS DEFENCES – where the defence filed on behalf of the defendant seeks to invoke the Hore-Lacy Defence – where there is an application to strike out the paragraphs of the defence that seek to invoke the Hore-Lacy Defence – whether the Hore-Lacy defence is available under the common law of Queensland – whether the paragraphs of the defence that seek to invoke the Hore-Lacy Defence should be struck out

DEFAMATION – ACTIONS FOR DEFAMATION – PLEADING – QUEENSLAND – where the defence filed on behalf of the defendant seeks to invoke the Hore-Lacy Defence – where there is an application to strike out the paragraphs of the defence that seek to invoke the Hore-Lacy Defence – whether the pleading of the Hore-Lacy Defence has the tendency to cause prejudice, embarrassment or delay – whether the principle relied on to permit the Hore-Lacy Defence is engaged under the practice and procedures in Queensland

Mark Polden appeared for the plaintiff