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The expense of defending defamation actions deters many public health researchers from speaking out. Emilio Kuffer

Protect researchers from the perils of public health advocacy

Public health advocates who criticise industries for promoting harmful forms of consumption – the alcohol, food, pharmaceutical, tobacco and gambling industries – increasingly find themselves facing legal…
Health advocate Ken Harvey faced a SLAPP writ from SensaSlim after questioning claims made for the weight-loss product. Malcolm Vickers/Australian Skeptics (Victorian Branch

Protecting consumer champions from getting SLAPPed

In an era of under-resourced and sometimes rather timid regulators, it’s unsurprising that marketers obey the logic of the market, engaging in practices that provoke a response by consumer advocates. Regulatory…

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