Joyce vs NBR defamation suit hits court

Joyce vs NBR defamation suit hits court
Victoria Young
A long-running defamation case brought by former Cabinet minister Steven Joyce against The National Business Review has culminated in a brief hearing, with the business publication opting not to call any witnesses in its defence. The former finance minister filed proceedings against political commentator and lobbyist Matthew Hooton and NBR in March 2018 over the column titled 'Joyce sacking first test of Bridges’ leadership.'The article, which has since been removed, was critical of Joyce’s time in government and suggested he had favoured...

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