Day 9 – Gill & Herron v HarperCollins & Cannane defamation trial

Fair-Game-CoverDay 9: 11 June 2020 Рprocedural argument to strike out s 29 defence of fair report of proceedings of public interest 

In 2016 HarperCollins Publishers Australia published a book authored by ABC journalist Steve Cannane, Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia. Cannane and the publishers are being sued for defamation by Dr John Gill and former psychiatrist John Herron. They were involved in the administration of deep sleep therapy and electroconvulsive therapy at the Chelmsford Private Hospital in Sydney in the 1970s. Continue reading