The Author

Neil Foster is an Associate Professor of Law in Newcastle Law School at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Neil teaches and researches in the areas of Torts, Workplace Health and Safety Law, and Law and Religion. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Torts Law Journal, and was a co-author of the 6th and 7th editions of the Luntz & Hambly Torts text, sole author of a 2014 Supplement to that book on Defamation and Wrongful Interference with Goods, and responsible for a new chapter in the 10th edition of Fleming’s Law of Torts. He is the author of Workplace Health and Safety Law in Australia (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2nd ed 2016), and an e-book published by Matthias Media, Pressure Points (2014) dealing with potential clashes between the Christian faith and recent laws. He has published a number of articles in the area of torts and WHS law, and is developing a research interest in Law & Religion. He blogs on law and religion issues at https://lawandreligionaustrali… .

As well as undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Law (BA/LLB from UNSW, LLM from Newcastle), Neil is a graduate of Moore Theological College (BTh ACT; DipATh Moore). He is married with 4 children, 3 children-in-law and 8 grandchildren, and actively involved in Hunter Bible Church in Newcastle, where he serves as an advisor to the Elders’ Committee.

Neil’s comments for the Gospel Coalition Australia, as well as on his blog, represent of course his personal views and not those of his University.

Marsden v Philo: Defamation in Early Colonial History

Defamation is one of the most interesting areas of the law of torts (civil liability). Many of us are fascinated by the terrible things

Religious Freedom protections in new same sex marriage proposals: too few, too narrow

The debate over same sex marriage in Australia has
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