Maximum amount of damages for non-economic loss in defamation proceedings

The table below details the maximum amount of damages for non-economic loss under section 32(3) of the Defamation Act 2006.

Relevant PeriodAmount 
1.07.2021 - 30.06.2022$432,500.00Gazette G25 of 23.06.2021
1.07.2020 - 30.06.2021$421,000.00Gazette G23 of 10.06.2020
1.07.2019 - 30.06.2020$407,500.00Gazette G26 of 26.06.2019
1.07.2018 - 30.06.2019$398,500.00Gazette G22 of 30.05.2018
1.07.2017 - 30.06.2018$389,500.00Gazette G23 of 07.06.2017
1.07.2016 - 30.06.2017$381,000.00Gazette G21 of 25.05.2016
1.07.2015 - 30.06.2016$376,500.00Gazette G23 of 10.06.2015
1.07.2014 - 30.06.2015$366,000.00Gazette S41 of 23.06.2014
1.07.2013 - 30.06.2014$355,500.00Gazette G24 of 12.06.2013
1.07.2012 - 30.06.2013$339,000.00Gazette G26 of 27.06.2012
1.07.2011 - 30.06.2012$324,000.00Gazette G25 of 22.06.2011
1.07.2010 - 30.06.2011$311,000.00Gazette G25 of 23.06.2010
1.07.2009 - 30.06.2010$294,500.00Gazette G26 of 01.07.2009
1.07.2008 - 30.06.2009$280,500.00Gazette G50 of 17.12.2008
1.07.2007 - 30.06.2008$267,500.00 
1.07.2006 - 30.06.2007$259,500.00Gazette G26 of 28.6.2006
26.04.2006 - 30.06.2006$250,000.00On commencement of Defamation Act 2006 - s32(1)

Last updated: 24 June 2021

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