In the Herald: May 11, 1990

Require character assassination law reform
The group editorial director of John Fairfax Group, Mr Chris Anderson, gotten in touch with the State Attorney-General, Mr Dowd, to make significant modifications to character assassination laws. He stated the effect of character assassination laws was debilitating and had actually cost Fairfax’s Sydney papers $2. 6 million in 1989. Reforms to the laws ought to consist of a US-style public figure defence, and papers must not need to show public interest. Yabsley: prophylactic threat in

prisons The Minister for Corrective Providers, Mr Yabsley, protected the Federal government’s choice to decline to disperse prophylactics in jails on the premises that prisoners who had prophylactics may be recognized as HIV favorable. He likewise described information of brand-new legislation for required help screening for all detainees. The AIDS Council of NSW condemned the choice and stated required screening would not manage infection in jails. Teachers: the war starts More than 20,000 NSW instructors voted extremely to start a four-week project of rolling strikes in an effort to require the State Federal government to examine its incomes use, alerting they would overlook all guidelines from ministerial or Department of Education authorities if a brand-new income plan was not provided by Might 31. Education Minister Dr Metherill called the Educators’Federation a whitecollar BLF.

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