Duty of care: what the Geoffrey Rush trial means in the workplace

By Skye Saunders
April 17 2019 - 12:00am

The Geoffrey Rush trial was a matter between a powerful man and a tabloid newspaper. It was properly focused on the power of the words and images that were used by The Daily Telegraph to portray scandalous behaviour and diminish the man's reputation. The Federal Court has now held the newspaper accountable for "a recklessly irresponsible piece of journalism of the worst kind". Having already assessed the price of his personal distress and vindication at $850,000, the court is now looking to assess further large financial losses suffered by Geoffrey Rush and caused by the newspaper.

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