If someone seeks to harm your reputation through negative or defamatory comments, you may have grounds for action

What is defamation?

Defamation is the action of damaging an individual or a business’ good reputation through making libellous or defamatory comments or publications.

Australian law allows individuals and now small businesses, those with fewer than 10 employees and is not related to another corporation (and is not a public body), to take defamation action over material that is posted online.

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