The Federal Parliament has passed a new law, the Respect for Leaders Act. Section 3 of this Act makes it a crime to make fun of the intelligence of the Prime Minister. A newspaper company, the Metropolis Bugle, published some cartoons mocking the Prime Minister based upon a speech that he gave at a United Nations meeting. The cartoons suggest that the Prime Minister was not very smart compared to other world leaders. The newspaper has been charged for breaching Section 3 of the Respect for Leaders Act.

Let us assume that you are the owner of the Metropolis Bugle and need to develop a risk management strategy in response to this matter. Identify the legal issues raised on the facts and using the legal principles discussed in class, explain whether you think you will be able to obtain a favourable resolution


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