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DEFAMATION ACT 2005 - As at 1 March 2021 - Act 77 of 2005 - NOTES

Does not include amendments by--

Government Sector Finance Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2018 No 70 (not commenced)
Defamation Amendment Act 2020 No 16 (not commenced)

Reprint history--

Reprint No 1   23 November 2010  

Historical notes

The following abbreviations are used in the Historical notes:

Am amended LW legislation website Sch Schedule
Cl clause No number Schs Schedules
Cll clauses p page Sec section
Div Division pp pages Secs sections
Divs Divisions Reg Regulation Subdiv Subdivision
GG Government Gazette Regs Regulations Subdivs Subdivisions
Ins inserted Rep repealed Subst substituted

Table of amending instruments

Defamation Act 2005 No 77. Second reading speech made: Legislative Assembly, 13.9.2005; Legislative Council, 18.10.2005. Assented to 26.10.2005. Date of commencement, 1.1.2006, sec 2. This Act has been amended by cll 3-5 of Sch 4 to this Act and as follows--

2005 No 98 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2005. Assented to 24.11.2005.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.14, assent, sec 2 (2).
2006 No 58 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006. Assented to 20.6.2006.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, assent, sec 2 (1).
No 111 Aboriginal Land Rights Amendment Act 2006. Assented to 4.12.2006.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.2, 1.7.2007, sec 2 and GG No 83 of 29.6.2007, p 3965.
2009 No 21 Racing Legislation Amendment Act 2009. Assented to 15.5.2009.
Date of commencement, 1.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (293) LW 26.6.2009.
No 49 NSW Trustee and Guardian Act 2009. Assented to 26.6.2009.
Date of commencement, 1.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (305) LW 1.7.2009.
No 53 Government Information (Information Commissioner) Act 2009. Assented to 26.6.2009.
Date of commencement, 17.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (329) LW 17.7.2009.
No 56 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009. Assented to 1.7.2009.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.12, 17.7.2009, sec 2 (2).
No 119 Surveying Amendment Act 2009. Assented to 14.12.2009.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
2010 No 34 Health Practitioner Regulation Amendment Act 2010. Assented to 15.6.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.7.2010, sec 2 (2).
No 84 Protected Disclosures Amendment (Public Interest Disclosures) Act 2010. Assented to 1.11.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 3.3.2011, sec 2 and 2011 (121) LW 3.3.2011.
2011 No 48 Public Sector Employment and Management Amendment (Ethics and Public Service Commissioner) Act 2011. Assented to 20.10.2011.
Date of commencement, 1.11.2011, sec 2 and 2011 (558) LW 28.10.2011.
2012 No 55 Inspector of Custodial Services Act 2012. Assented to 21.8.2012.
Date of commencement, 30.8.2013, sec 2 and 2013 (472) LW 30.8.2013.
No 66 Crime Commission Act 2012. Assented to 24.9.2012.
Date of commencement of Sch 5.4, 5.10.2012, sec 2 and 2012 (499) LW 5.10.2012.
2013 No 54 Work Health and Safety (Mines) Act 2013. Assented to 1.7.2013.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, 1.2.2015, sec 2 and 2014 (786) LW 12.12.2014.
No 95 Civil and Administrative Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2013. Assented to 20.11.2013.
Date of commencement, 1.1.2014, sec 2.
2014 No 29 Advocate for Children and Young People Act 2014. Assented to 24.6.2014.
Date of commencement, 9.1.2015, sec 2 and 2014 (713) LW 14.11.2014.
No 33 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014. Assented to 24.6.2014.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.13, 4.7.2014, sec 2 (1).
2015 No 7 Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Legislation Amendment Act 2015. Assented to 9.6.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.7.2015, sec 2 (2) and 2015 (299) LW 19.6.2015.
No 12 Fair Trading Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2015. Assented to 29.6.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 3.1, assent, sec 2 (1).
No 19 State Insurance and Care Governance Act 2015. Assented to 21.8.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 15.2, 1.9.2015, sec 2 and 2015 (524) LW 28.8.2015.
No 43 Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum) Legislation Amendment (Harmonisation) Act 2015. Assented to 2.11.2015.
Date of commencement, 1.2.2016, sec 2 and 2016 (46) LW 29.1.2016.
2016 No 36 Greyhound Racing Prohibition Act 2016. Assented to 26.8.2016.
The amendments were not commenced and the Act was repealed by the Greyhound Racing Act 2017 No 13.
No 61 Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Act 2016. Assented to 14.11.2016.
Date of commencement of Sch 6.15, 1.7.2017, sec 2 (1) and 2017 (256) LW 16.6.2017.
No 65 Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment Act 2016. Assented to 23.11.2016.
Date of commencement, 7.8.2017, sec 2 and 2017 (387) LW 4.8.2017.
2017 No 13 Greyhound Racing Act 2017. Assented to 11.4.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 7.5, 1.7.2018, sec 2 (1) and 2018 (304) LW 29.6.2018.
No 22 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017. Assented to 1.6.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, 7 days after assent, sec 2 (1).
No 50 Health Practitioner Regulation Amendment Act 2017. Assented to 24.10.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 5.7, 8.1.2018, sec 2 and 2017 (666) LW 1.12.2017.
No 65 Local Government Amendment (Regional Joint Organisations) Act 2017. Assented to 30.11.2017.
Date of commencement, 15.12.2017, sec 2 and 2017 (730) LW 15.12.2017.
2019 No 10 Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2019. Assented to 26.9.2019.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.11, assent, sec 2 (1).
2021 No 18 Personal Injury Commission Act 2020. Assented to 11.8.2020.
Date of commencement of Sch 6.1, 1.3.2021, sec 2(3) and 2020 (729) LW 18.2.2020.

Table of amendments

Sec 4 Am 2017 No 50, Sch 5.7.
Sec 24 Am 2005 No 98, Sch 2.14 [1[#93].
Sec 32 Am 2005 No 98, Sch 2.14 [2[#93].
Sec 48 Rep 2006 No 58, Sch 4.
Sch 1 Am 2005 No 77, Sch 4, cll 3 (2), 4 (2), 5 (2); 2006 No 111, Sch 2.2 [1[#93]; 2009 No 21, Sch 3.2 [1[#93] [2[#93]; 2009 No 94, Sch 2.19; 2009 No 53, Sch 1.1; 2009 No 56, Sch 2.12; 2009 No 119, Sch 2.7; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.12 [1[#93]; 2010 No 84, Sch 2.1 [1[#93] [2[#93]; 2011 No 48, Sch 2.2; 2012 No 55, Sch 3.5; 2012 No 66, Sch 5.4; 2013 No 54, Sch 3.4 [1[#93]; 2013 No 95, Schs 1.3 [1[#93], 2.46 [1[#93] [2[#93], 6.1 [1[#93], 7.1 [1[#93], 10.5 [1[#93]; 2015 No 7, Sch 2.12 [1[#93] [2[#93]; 2015 No 12, Sch 3.1; 2015 No 19, Sch 15.2 [1[#93] [2[#93]; 2015 No 43, Sch 4.4; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.15 [1[#93]-[5[#93]; 2016 No 65, Sch 3.3; 2017 No 13, Sch 7.5 [1[#93]-[3[#93]; 2017 No 22, Sch 4.7; 2017 No 65, Sch 2.7; 2019 No 10, Sch 1.11 [1[#93] [2[#93].
Sch 2 Am 2006 No 111, Sch 2.2 [2[#93]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.12 [2[#93]; 2013 No 95, Schs 1.3 [2[#93], 2.46 [3[#93], 6.1 [2[#93], 7.1 [2[#93], 10.5 [2[#93]; 2014 No 29, Sch 4.3 [1[#93] [2[#93]; 2014 No 33, Sch 2.13 [1[#93]; 2015 No 7, Sch 2.12 [3[#93]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.15 [6[#93]; 2020 No 18, Sch 6.1.
Sch 3 Am 2005 No 77, Sch 4, cll 3 (2), 4 (2); 2006 No 111, Sch 2.2 [3[#93]; 2009 No 21, Sch 3.2 [3[#93]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.12 [3[#93]; 2013 No 54, Sch 3.4 [2[#93]; 2013 No 95, Schs 1.3 [3[#93], 2.46 [4[#93], 6.1 [3[#93], 7.1 [3[#93], 10.5 [3[#93]; 2014 No 29, Sch 4.3 [3[#93] [4[#93]; 2014 No 33, Sch 2.13 [2[#93]; 2015 No 7, Sch 2.12 [4[#93]; 2015 No 43, Sch 4.4; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.15 [7[#93].
Schs 5, 6 Rep 2006 No 58, Sch 4.



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