Trea­surer wins, loses

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

TREA­SURER Joe Hockey is ex­pected to be heav­ily out of pocket af­ter Fair­fax was or­dered to pay only 15 per cent of his le­gal bill in his defama­tion claim against them. Mr Hockey was awarded $ 200,000 af­ter the Fed­eral Court found Fair­fax de­famed him with the words “Trea­surer for Sale” on a Syd­ney Morn­ing Her­ald poster and in two tweets from The Age. But the court dis­missed his claims the ar­ti­cles de­famed him. Jus­tice Richard White or­dered Fair­fax pay 15 per cent of costs. Fair­fax re­ports the to­tal bill is more than $ 1 mil­lion.

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