In determining the amount of damages to be awarded in any defamation proceedings, a court must ensure that there is an appropriate and rational relationship between the harm sustained by the plaintiff and the amount of damages awarded. [Defamation Act 2005 s 32]
The content of the Law Handbook is made available as a public service for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice. See Disclaimer for details. For free and confidential legal advice in South Australia call 1300 366 424.