A fair report of proceedings of public concern is also a defence [Defamation Act 2005 (SA) s 27]. This can include reports of parliamentary, judicial and government proceedings, the proceedings of learned societies, sport and recreation associations, trade associations and meetings of shareholders of an incorporated company.
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