Melissa Parke has discontinued her defamation case in the Federal Court after Dave Sharma was unable to prove allegations he made against her.
In the lead-up to the 2019 election, David Sharma tweeted accusations that Melissa Parke was an antisemite who was “trafficking in conspiracy theories”. When asked to plead truth in the Federal Court, he instead deleted the tweet, and claimed the “excuse defences”’ of ‘qualified privilege’ and ‘honest opinion’
Military and economic deals aren’t ‘peace agreements’ just because Trump says so
“Peace” is not in the air. The deal done between Israel, Bahrain and the UAE, boastfully brokered by President Trump, has little to do with peace, but much to do with military hardware and hoped-for economic gain.