Treasurer sues Fairfax for defamation

Jun 05, 2014, 10:24 AM

Joe Hockey has launched defamation proceedings against Fairfax over its 'Treasurer For Sale' story from 5 May.

The front-page article went on to claim that Mr Hockey offered privileged access to businessmen and lobbyists in return for donations to the Liberal Party.

The proceedings again the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Canberra Times and their online services were filed in the Federal Court today.

So, what are Mr Hockey's chances of success?

Audio source: ABC Radio Nations (RN Drive) 20 May 2014