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Alan Jones sued by Campbell Newman for defamation

Friday 23 January, 2015
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney have lodged papers in the Supreme Court, Brisbane in a lawsuit against Alan Jones.

The suit concerns comments Jones made against Mr Newman on special election program for 4BC on Monday 19th January concerning the Acland stage three coal mine. 

Jones confirmed the the action against him while on 4BC this morning.

"I have been waiting to hear from Campbell Newman for a long time - goodness knows how many times I've communicated with him on a range of issues and those communications have been unanswered," he said.

"So imagine my surprise yesterday when I did receive correspondence running to 35 pages from him and his sidekick, Jeff Seeney.

"The correspondence though doesn't address any of the concerns that I have been raising, it takes the form of a claim and statement of claim for defamation filed in the Queensland Supreme Court yesterday relating to comments I made about Mr Newman in relation to the Acland stage three coal mine."

Listen to the introduction of Jones' broadcast on Monday 19th January below.


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Eugene Delargy
23 January 2015 - 11:06pm
Who would've thought it would take under a week of Alan on air for Fairfax to have a problem on their hands from 2GB?

Alan broadcast through 4BC via a one hour highlights package for years when the Lamb family owned BC & UE with no problem.

I'm unaware of 4BC having faced any similar defamation action in its 20+ years as a talk station.

Large companies can and should have defamation insurance. Time will tell if this is settled quickly as per requirements of any insurer.

I am interested to know if such legal action will put the brakes on any merger with there always being a clause regarding legal action/unforeseen costs.
Krazy Kevin
25 January 2015 - 10:03am
who does Alan Jones like..??? since coming to Australia 3 years ago i have listened to his show a few times and just wonder at it's content...just a perpetual defamation of everything and anything but i suppose he has his listeners...before it was anna bligh now campbell newman...ha...just love your politics over here..!!
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