A Concerns Notice is a document which outlines:
1️⃣ The defamatory statements;
2️⃣ The date they were made;
3️⃣ The party/parties/public they were published to;
4️⃣The defamatory imputations that can be drawn from the publication; and
5️⃣ The redress sought.
The party that published the defamatory statements will then have the chance to avoid defamation action being further pursued by making an Offer to Make Amends within 28 days.
According to the uniform laws of defamation in Australia, a notice is a Concerns Notice if it’s:
✅ In writing, and
✅ “Informs the publisher of the defamatory imputations that the aggrieved person considers are or may be carried about the aggrieved person by the matter in question”.
Please be aware of the following limitation periods:
⌛️ year from the date of publication for Defamation Claims against an individual or business with less than 10 employees; and
⌛️ 6 years for Injurious Falsehood Claims.
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