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Loathed Aussie mining magnate Clive Palmer punts libel sueball at YouTube comedian

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Honest opinion a defence

It is, but you have to choose your words carefully up front to rely on that defence (there is a defence for truth, but it reverses the onus of proof to the libel defendant).

Here in Oz, we have some of the most protective libel laws on Earth, somewhat at odds with our reputation as easy-going, "she'll be right" larrikins. We must be more like lamingtons, soft and delicate (and covered in coconut).

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