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Morry Schwartz on defamation law

Publisher and developer Morry Schwartz explores questions of free speech in relation to the publishing industry. He discusses alternatives to the current legal regime that could strike a better balance between the interests of key actors in civil society.

Morry Schwartz is a prominent Melbourne property developer and publisher of books and magazines including the esteemed Quarterly Essay and The Monthly, a national magazine of ideas and comment on politics, society and the arts.

This Redmond Barry Lecture was held on 5 July 2005.